I saw this photo and recipe on a friend's wall on Fb and was intrigued when I read through the directions that ended with "pour 1 1/2 cups of hot water over everything" and then bake. Hmmmm.... I've never seen a recipe put together quite like this!
I do apologize to whomever originally posted this recipe and photo--the recipe I saw didn't have a recipe title or any credits with it but if you see this and contact me I'd be happy to link to your original post.
A couple of notes about the recipe. The first is that when I cracked the oven door to check it at the 45 minute mark, Gene happened to be walking by and said "Smells like pecans and bacon." Sorry, to disappoint. No bacon, haha, but they are delicious. When I originally read the recipe I assumed they were a pecan pie type bar but they actually remind me more of a pecan sweet roll (the pastry, not the candy bar). I also found that they're better after they've cooled. We ate one just a few minutes out of the oven and then after they'd completely cooled and we both agreed we liked them better cooled, not for the taste as much as the texture. During the cooling, the excess water on the top of the bars works its way back into the bars so that they're moist but not wet like they are when they first come out of the oven even with a full 50 minute cooking time. Also, even with all the sugar that's in these, both white and brown, don't cut the amount of sugar, they don't taste overwhelmingly sweet, as I'd feared, they actually have just the right amount of sweet to offset the pastry bottom and pecan top.
They're tasty, super quick to put together, and I always have all these ingredients on hand. They'd be great for a potluck. BUT. After letting them sit overnight, Gene and I both thought they weren't as good so if you're going to make them, make them to be eaten the same day. I recomend this recipe with reservations.