Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Sweet chocolate and nutty pecans make a delicious filling in these lavish bars- perfect dessert for a crowd.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup cold butter, cut into pieces
2
to 3 tablespoons cold water

Filling

3
eggs
3/4
cup packed dark brown sugar
2/3
cup light corn syrup
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
tablespoons butter, melted
3
tablespoons bourbon, if desired
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
cups pecan halves, coarsely chopped
3/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour; set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  • 3 Press dough into pan and 1/2-inch up sides. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 4 In large bowl, mix eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, 2 tablespoons melted butter, bourbon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt with whisk until well blended. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour filling into partially baked crust.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set. During last 10 minutes of baking, cover loosely with foil if necessary to prevent excess browning. Cool 1 hour. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.