Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
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Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

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 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 (16 ounces) 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 wrap. 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 pastry; 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 near the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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