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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

These yummy pecan bars start with a homemade pastry crust and pile on lots of semisweet chocolate. They’re perfect for a holiday bake sale or casual get-together.—Heather Biedler, Martinsburg, West Virginia
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-2/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/3 cups chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to fit bottom of a 13x9-in. baking pan; press into pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and salt on high speed 2 minutes. Stir in flour, melted butter and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour over crust; sprinkle with pecans.
  4. Cover loosely with foil. Place on a lower oven rack; bake 20 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 36 bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 254 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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