pecan pie bars

3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt

4 eggs, slightly beaten
1-1/2 cups light or dark corn syrup
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Grease bottom and sides of a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Prepare crust. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed beat flour, sugar, margarine and salt until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly and evenly into pan. Bake in 350 F oven 20 minutes. While crust is baking, prepare filling. In large bowl stir eggs, corn syrup, sugar, margarine and vanilla until blended. Stir in pecans. Spread evenly over hot crust. Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack. Makes 48 bars.

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