Fudgy Pecan Bars

Devil's food cake and chocolate chips make bars fudgy and delicious. Pecans provide a bit of crunch.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 32

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 1/4
cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
eggs
1
cup chopped pecans
1
tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Measure 1/2 cup of the cake mix into medium bowl; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix, 1/3 cup butter, the vanilla and 1 egg with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press dough in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; press into dough.
  • 3 Add melted butter and 2 eggs to reserved cake mix. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in pecans. Spread mixture over crust.
  • 4 Bake 24 to 28 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Sprinkle powdered sugar over top. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.

Expert Tips

If your family prefers, you can substitute cashews for the pecans.

Use a tea strainer to lightly sift the powdered sugar over the bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.