Monday, January 9, 2012

Chunky Pecan Pie Bars

This is another bar cookie recipe from my mom- don't know where it came from originally, but it is very good. If people like pecan pie, they will LOVE these bars! They are really easy to assemble and are great for a potluck or other gatherings.

Servings- approximately 3 dozen bars


1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, soft
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3 large eggs
3/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup (11.5 oz. package) semi-sweet chocolate chunks (may use 1 1/2 cups if desired)
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13 inch baking pan or line with aluminum foil and lightly spray with nonstick baking spray.

For crust:  Beat flour, butter and brown sugar in small mixing bowl until crumbly. Press into pan; bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

For filling:  Beat eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in medium bowl with wire wisk. Stir in chocolate and nuts. Pour evenly over baked crust; bake 25-30 min or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Set in refrigerator to make bars more firm prior to cutting.

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