Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

div class="hrecipe"table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2012/12/chocolate-pecan-pie-bars.html"img border="0" class="photo" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iDngkqXVfE/ULz3uF1yShI/AAAAAAAAUOc/7Wwh1fkj7hg/s400/Chocolate+Pecan+Pie+Bars.jpg" width="266" //a/td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"ispanspan class="summary"Classic Southern pecan pie bars with a touch of cocoa in the crust, a layer of melted chocolate, salted and roasted pecans, and a splash of bourbon in the filling... if you like./span/span/i/td/tr/tbody/tableh1 class="fn"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cc0000;"Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars /span /h1Most Southerners certainly have a a href="http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2008/11/mama-mary-mississippi-pecan-pie.html" target="blank"pecan pie recipe/a in their recipe box, and really, these bars are simply an extension of that pie, made into convenient little bite-sized squares. Add a little chocolate to the mix, and, a splash of bourbon if you dare, and you've got some fantastic pecan pie bars.br /br //diva href="http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2012/12/chocolate-pecan-pie-bars.html#more"Click Here to Continue Reading »/a

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of pecan halves
  • 1 cup of pecan pieces
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1-3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (like Hershey's)
  • 2/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup of cold butter or vegetable shortening (like Crisco)
  • 1-1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of bourbon, optional
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

Directions

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