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Fudgy Pecan Bars

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 32
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Devil's food cake and chocolate chips make bars fudgy and delicious. Pecans provide a bit of crunch.
Updated Jul 15, 2011
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  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If your family prefers, you can substitute cashews for the pecans.
  • tip 2
    Use a tea strainer to lightly sift the powdered sugar over the bars.


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