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Chunky Pecan Bars

Hazel Baldner of Austin, Minnesota says most folds can't eat just one of these rich gooey bars. "They taste just like chocolate pecan pie," she notes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla until blended. Stir in chocolate chunks and pecans. Pour over crust.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 133 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • kiteley
    Apr 9, 2014

    this is fool proof & so delicious-everyone loves itJR Ranch

  • julie4141
    Jun 30, 2013

    I first made this in 2005 when I subscribed to the magazine. It is a simple and awesome recipe. I have made it many times and always left with an empty pan. I lost the recipe when I moved back to WI and am really glad I found it again. I'll be making some soon!

  • Lori1968
    Mar 10, 2013

    how can a 9x 13 pan yeild 72 bars??????

  • Lori1968
    Mar 10, 2013

    how can a 9x 13 pan yeild 72 bars??????

  • Rmhdesigns
    Sep 12, 2012

    Haven't made these yet, but there is no way the serving size/amount is correct. No 13x9 pan will yield that much! I'd think it would make about 24 bars. Can anyone verify how much they made?

  • recipegirl25
    Sep 4, 2012

    This is my husband's favorite!! He requests them almost every week... never gets tired of them!!

  • dharmasmommy
    Jun 14, 2012

    This is my favorite bar recipe. Whenever I am asked to briing bars to an event, this is it. One bite, and you'll become addicted!

  • seiltz
    Jul 15, 2010

    I always chill the bars first to make them easier to cut. I also started making them in my Pampered Chef bar pan. Makes clean up super easy! My daughter loves these!!!

  • nakrauss
    May 17, 2010

    If you have pecan pie lovers this is something you should add to your bad of tricks! It disappears fast.

  • tastycook1
    Feb 15, 2010

    I didn't have the pecans in the pantry and substituted raisins instead. Good, rich but they certainly provide a fix for the "sweet craving".