I first discovered the wonder that is pecans with chocolate when I baked Green & Black’s recipe for Chocolate Pecan Pie; it simply is heaven.
These bars are divine and the crust is interchangable.
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 & 1/2 cups corn syrup
- 6 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
- 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 & 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease/spray a 15″x10″x1″ baking pan. Beat butter until creamy. Add flour, sugar, and salt, and continue mixing until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large microwave-bowl, heat the corn syrup and chocolate for 90 seconds. Stir, and heat another 60 secons. Stir until chocolate has melted. Alternatively, heat the corn syrup and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat until chocolate has melted. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and mix well. Stir in pecans. Pour filling mixture over crust and spread evenly.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.