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Kentucky Derby Bars

Kentucky Derby Bars

JC Phelps
Looking for a perfect, rich, decadent dessert? Look no further than my Kentucky Derby Bars -- a southern classic!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 811 kcal


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 3 c. honey graham crackers crushed
  • 1/2 c. butter melted
  • 1/2 c. sugar white
  • 1 Happy Egg Free Range Egg White
  • 1.5 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 3 Happy Egg Free Range Eggs™
  • 2 c. pecans chopped
  • 1 c. brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. butter melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350F.

For The Crust

  • Liberally grease/spray a 13×9 baking pan.
  • In mixing bowl, combine honey graham cracker crumbs, a Happy Egg White, melted butter, vanilla extract, and sugar. Stir/mix until well-combined. Press crumb mixture into the greased baking pan, making sure that it is evenly distributed.
  • Bake crust for 10 minutes, allowing it to completely cool before adding the topping.

For The Topping/To Complete The Recipe

  • In a second mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and corn syrup and stir until well-mixed. From there, add 3 Happy Eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, cornstarch, and kosher salt. Stir thoroughly.
  • Add chopped pecans and semi-sweet chocolate chips, folding them into the filling.
  • Evenly spread over the cooled graham cracker crust and cook for approximately 38 – 40 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick.


Sodium: 484mgCalcium: 126mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 113IUSugar: 65gFiber: 7gPotassium: 415mgCholesterol: 43mgCalories: 811kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 41gProtein: 11gCarbohydrates: 105gIron: 5mg
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