Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Kelly Williams Recipe

By Kelly Williams Wildflours

I LOVE pecan pie, and adding chocolate is sinfully delicious! These can be very rich, so they are another one that I like to cut into small squares and place into decorative paper or foil candy cups. So pretty and festive on holiday cookie trays! Photo from bing images.


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves:
Makes 24-32 bars or squares
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups
flour
2 Tbl.
packed light brown sugar
1
stick cold butter, cut up
2
eggs
1/2 cup
light corn syrup
1/2 cup
packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup
baking cocoa
2 Tbl.
butter, melted
1 tsp.
vanilla
1/8 tsp.
salt
1 cup
coarsely chopped pecans
powdered sugar

Directions

1
Heat oven to 350. In large bowl, whisk together flour and the 2 Tbl. brown sugar til well mixed. With pastry blender, cut in butter til coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom and about 1" up sides of ungreased 9" square pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove from oven. With back of spoon, lightly press crust into corners and against sides of pan. In small bowl, lightly beat eggs, corn syrup, remaining brown sugar, cocoa, 2 Tbl. butter, vanilla and salt until well blended. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture over warm crust. Continue baking 25 minutes or until pecan filling is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle heavily to moderately with powdered sugar. Cut into bars or small squares.