Kentucky Derby Pie Bars

We are HUGE fans of Kentucky Derby Pie. We have family in Louisville and we also lived there for a year so we know where to get the best Derby Pies! The original recipe is a "secret" but this Derby Pie Bar sweet recipe comes close to being perfect!
These really are tasty. So why are they shaped like bars instead of pie? I'm not a big pie fan and rather have a square dessert. Also, you only need a small piece so the square accommodates that. A pie slice is almost too much of this sweet treat. I did make this for Valentine's Day and cut them into heart shapes. You can't do that with a pie!

Kentucky Derby Pie Bars

24 rectangles of graham crackers
2 cans of sweet condensed milk
10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips*
2 cups finely chopped pecan

1) Crush the graham crackers. I use a ziplock bag and smash with a rolling pin. You can also use a food processor.
2) In one large bowl, add all the ingredients and stir until moist.
3) Lightly butter or grease a 9 X 13 size pan.
4) Pour in mixture and pat it down. It will be sticky!
5) Bake for 35-40 minutes in a preheated 350 oven. You want them to no longer be sticky and slight golden in color. Don't over bake!
6) Let cool and then cut & eat! Use any shape cookie cutter if you want them in fun shapes. 

Kitchen Note
Use a variety of chocolate chips for the best taste! Experiment with varies chips!


  1. These sound delicious, thanks for sharing! I grew up in Kentucky, so Derby pie makes me think of home. :) I made some KY Derby pie inspired cupcakes for my blog this week.

  2. Looks delish! I love a good bar cookie. I'm visiting from Craft-O-Maniac.

  3. On the graham crackers. Is that 24 small rectangles. Like 4 little ones make up one big cracker. Or 24 big graham crackers?


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