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Pecan Cake Bars
6 SmartPoints Per Serving
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3 cups chopped pecans
1 cup raisins, preferably golden
1 cup finely chopped pitted dates
1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Coat the bottom and sides of a large (17-by-12-inch) baking sheet
with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper.
2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
3. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high
speed. Add eggs one at a time and beat until creamy. Add vanilla and beat until
4. Add half the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until well combined. Add
cinnamon and nutmeg; stir until blended into the mixture completely. Add pecans, raisins
and dates to the rest of the flour mixture. (Coating the dried fruit and nuts helps distribute
them in the mix.) Stir the flour-coated fruit and nuts into the batter. Do not overstir. Evenly
spread the batter into the prepared baking pan with a spatula. (Coat the spatula with
cooking spray, if necessary, to make spreading easier.)
5. Bake for 45 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the sides. Cool
in the pan on a wire rack for 45 minutes. Invert onto a large cutting board and remove the
parchment. Cut into 48 squares.
1 Per Serving
Nutritional Info Per Serving: 132 calories; 2.7 g sat. fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbs;
9 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 43 mg sodium