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Chocolate Pecan Bars

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

4 dozen

These chewy, chocolaty bars are great for Thanksgiving or Christmas...and always a big hit with everyone. They're easy to prepare and make a big batch. We find them simply irresistible! —Carole Fraser, North York, Ontario

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons shortening

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in flour. Press into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt chocolate with corn syrup over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add pecans.
  3. Spread evenly over hot crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars.

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