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Monday, January 21, 2013

Chunky Pecan Bars

I love to bake :-) I have always loved to bake, and I have always had a sweet tooth.  The other day I was wanting to make some cookies so that I could take some over to my Grandparents on the weekend.  Flipping through the cookbooks, and I found a few new cookie recipes to try.  But then I came across this recipe for Chunky Pecan Bars in my copy of Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies & Bars.   Needless to say, I was sold!  Here is the recipe:

What a great sweet treat! Chunky chocolate pecan bars
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into cubes

3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350F.  

Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.

In a small bowl, mix the flour and brown sugar.  Using a pastry blender or two knives, blend the butter with the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly.  Press into the preparing baking dish and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.

While the base is baking, in a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla.  Blend well, using a whisk.  Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans.  Pour over the base.

Bake for 20-25 minutes (22 at our house) or until set.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.

Our oldest gave a thousand thumbs up and a great big smile through his chocolate covered face :-)  Of course, I quite enjoyed them too.  And of course, we ate them when we were still warm ;-)  A perfect blend of crunch and sweet (but not too sweet) and gooey for me!


  1. I love all things with pecans and these look so good. Definitely pinning and making one day soon!

  2. Wow! These sound great. My brother-in-law operates a pecan farm and is always giving me pecans. I love to find new ways to use them.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. These look just great!
    My family would love them
    I'm pinning this post

  4. These pecan bars look great - almost like a chocolate pecan pie bar. :)

  5. These look great. I am following you on Google +.

  6. My 11 y/o loves pecan pie (and chocolate) so these would be a huge hit with her!

  7. These look great. Next family get-together.

  8. These Pecan Bars we be soooooooo good! Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. This look incredibly delicious! Wow! I can't wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)

  10. Featuring tonight! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  11. Wow these look amazing! I love pecans and my BFF does too so I could make these next time she comes over! I am pinning for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Pecan bars are my favorite and these look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Tasty Creations. Have a great weekend :)

  13. yummmmm. mouth is watering.

    stopping by via whimsy wednesdays and hope you'll find a moment to come hang out, dream, reflect, share and notice lovely.

    smiles to you, lovely blogger.



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