Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chunky Pecan Pie Bars

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
3/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup coarsely chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, or chocolate chunks
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350

Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

For the crust, mix together the flour, butter, and brown sugar until crumbly. Press into the baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown.

For the filling, beat the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, and vanilla extract with a wire whisk. Stir in the chunks and pecans. Pour evenly over the baked crust and bake for 25-30 minutes or until set.

Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cool completely and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.