Unbelievable Low(ish)-Cal Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
|Categories:||Pies, Cookies, Chocolate, Other Desserts, Quick & Easy, For Kids, Vegetarian, Healthy|
|Keywords:||Low, pecan, bars, Calorie, chocloate|
|Serves:||Yields about 3 dozen, depending how you cut them|
|1 1/2 c||all-purpose flour (i may have used whole wheat or a combination)|
|1/2 c||packed brown sugar (i used splenda brown sugar blend)|
|1/2 c||cold butter, cubed (could use a lower cal/lower fat substitute)|
|3/4 c||sugar (could try with sugar sub...i went with regular)|
|3/4 c||dark corn syrup|
|2 Tbsp||butter, melted (again, could use lower-cal/lower fat sub)|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
|1 3/4 c||semisweet chocolate chunks (could use cacao if you really wanted to...but nah!)|
|1 1/2 c||coarsely chopped pecans|
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DirectionsIn a small bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and pecans. Pour over crust.Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.Yield: about 3 dozen.
Nutritional Analysis (Based on cutting into 3 dozen bars): 1 bar equals 176 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.If you are less concerned with the calories, I found a similar recipe that added a chocolate drizzle to the bars. These are the ingredients and instructions, although that recipe says it yeilds 4 dozen so you may end up having some extra chocolate. Which, to me, would not be considered a problem! haha Save it and warm up to drizzle over ice cream, or dip fruit, pretzels, nuts..whatever!...into it!
•4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
•1-1/4 teaspoons shortening
In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars.