Friday, December 17, 2010

Chunky Pecan Pie Bars

Okay, it's been a month since I last posted, I apologize. I still haven't unpacked everything to move into our new kitchen and here I am again packing up two other rooms for the next phase of our home remodel project. That would be the guest/sewing room and master bedroom and bath. I can't wait until it will all be done, it seems like it will never end.

Anyway, last weekend we went to a Christmas party where guest were asked to bring a dessert. This is my contribution, they are very sweet, but delicious, especially if you love Pecan Pie. I got this recipe from my Mom (and then found it all over the internet), she made them for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them. As well, as the pies, cookies and pumpkin bread she made! It was not a good place for me to be, but that's okay. Enjoy the recipe!

Chunky Pecan Bars

2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup Nestle's Toll House Semi-Sweet Chooclate Chunks, 11.5-oz. pkg.
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan.(I found to not skimp on this part, because it can be tricky getting out of the pan)

For Crust: Mix flour, butter and brown sugar in small mixer bowl until crumbly. Press into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

For Filling: Beat eggs, granulated sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla in medium bowl with wire whisk. Stir in chunks and nuts. Pour evenly over baked crust.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


Erica said...

Thank you for visitng my Blog.......I'm going to copy your recipe b/c my husband is a big fan of pecan pie, so I'm going to make this for him. They sound delicious. Thanks for sharing. I'm now going to be a follower and read your blog.

Hazel I. Moon said...

Oh yes, we love Pecan Pie so this recipe goes into my files! Also I like the idea of cookie bars! Yumm

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

These look really delicious. I never thought of making pumpkin pie in a bar form. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Love the addition of chocolate. Happy Holidays.

antmee said...

Sounds delicious! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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