Gooey Mixed-Nut Bars


This bar tastes just like pecan pie, but an assortment of your favorite snack nuts takes the place of the pecans.

Gooey Mixed Nut Bars
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
32 bars


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 package 2-layer-size yellow cake mix

  • ½ cup butter

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup light-color corn syrup

  • cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cup mixed nuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Coat foil with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. Place cake mix in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut the 1/2 cup butter into cake mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned and set.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, the 1/3 cup melted butter, the vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir in mixed nuts. Pour nut mixture over warm crust. Bake about 30 minutes more or until bubbly around the edges and golden brown.

  4. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into bars.

To Store:

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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