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Chocolate Pecan Bars

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread evenly over hot crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars.

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  • EP1cooks
    Nov 6, 2013

    This was an easy recipe!! It tastes yummy! This makes a big jelly roll pan! Keep a few of the pecans whole!! I might drizzle white chocolate next time to add a little contrast!

  • lurky27
    Nov 10, 2011

    These are yummy! I wouldn't say the crust gets golden brown though. I kept expecting it to and as a result I think I overcooked the crust. Definitely worth making, just keep to the lower range of cooking minutes.~ Theresa

  • s_pants
    Nov 8, 2011

    These were excellent tasting bars! I cooked mine for 25 minutes and that seemed to be perfect, but my oven seems to cook slower than it should. The edges are hard to cut, but once you get past that part, the bars make nice, clean cuts and are easy to remove from the pan. I don't know if making sure to grease extra good up near the edge of the pan would help or not.

  • Kris Countryman
    Apr 10, 2011

    Evidently I baked these a little to long. They were very firm around the edges and I had a hard time getting them out of the pan. The part in the center seemed fine.

  • Amy the Midwife
    Mar 22, 2010

    I actually meant to give it 4 stars.

  • Amy the Midwife
    Mar 22, 2010

    These bars are very good. Mine didn't turn out looking like the picture - maybe because the pecans were chopped finer than they appear to be in the picture. My pecans seemed to settle at the bottom of the filling - but, still they were very good. Like a chewy pecan fudge/brownie on shortbread.