Chocolate Pecan Squares

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by Megan on November 19, 2010

Growing up, I didn’t like pecan pie. I was a pumpkin girl all the way and pecan pie (and Minced Meat) were the adult pies.

Not for this little girl!

Chocolate chip pecan pie bars

And while I still don’t do minced meat pies, I have grown rather fond of pecan pie.

Maybe my taste buds just grew up!

It all  started at a Thanksgiving dinner one year at the in-laws. My niece (Hi Kris!), brought the pecan pie that year.  She had thrown in a handful of chocolate chips onto the crust before she added her filling and baked it..

That was all it took to get me hooked.

Easy Pecan Bar Recipe with Chocolate Chips

That year, I got to take the leftover pecan pie home!

This weeks Christmas Cookies is…

A Chocolate Chip Pecan Bar!

Bet ya didn’t see that coming, did ya?  ;)

I just took a pecan bar recipe and threw in a handful of chocolate chips!

Easy Pecan Bar recipe with chocolate chips

Then I individually wrapped some bars, to take to work on this Friday before Thanksgiving.

I’m thankful for my friends and co-workers that  I have come to love in the last few years.

Girls, you are the best, and I thank you for being in my life!

Chocolate Pecan Bars

Southern Living, NOVEMBER 2004

Ingredients

2  cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons whipping cream
3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans

Preparation

Sift together 2 cups flour and 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Cut in 3/4 cup softened butter using a pastry blender or fork just until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat mixture on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool.

Bring brown sugar, honey, 2/3 cup butter, and whipping cream to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in pecans, and pour hot filling into prepared crust.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cool completely before cutting into 2-inch squares.
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1 Lisa November 19, 2010 at 8:01 am

O.M.G. YUM! Combining chocolate and pecan bars has got to be amazing!

2 Barbara Bakes November 19, 2010 at 8:42 am

Love the idea of adding chocolate! I’m just learning to like pecan pie. These sound much better!

3 mickey November 19, 2010 at 8:47 am

I love them all wrapped up to give, they sound delicious.
mickey

4 Tracy November 19, 2010 at 11:20 am

Great idea. I love the addition of chocolate chips on top of the crust.

5 norma November 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

Magen: I am on a diet and you are not helping me by baking all these wonderful things and to top off adding chocolate chips. Bad…bad girl. Virtual spank!

6 Nutmeg Nanny November 19, 2010 at 11:26 am

Wow these look great! I do not even like pecans and I’m totally salivating over these!

7 Pattyann November 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Oh, these sound amazing. I am definately going to have to try them. I make a pumpkin pecan pie every year that is the best of both worlds to my family, but I have a feeling the chocolate lovers just might go for this one!

8 Blond Duck November 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Pecan Pie is my weakness!

9 teresa November 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

so yummy! there’s a good chance these will be featured at my house this year!

10 Melinda November 19, 2010 at 5:26 pm

There went my self-control! Pecan Pie is a weakness – and chocolate is an addiction! These look fabulous!

11 Lee Ann November 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm

These look so amazing!! I love pecan pie and for sure chocolate…this recipe is for me!

12 RJ Flamingo November 20, 2010 at 5:13 am

I have always loved pecan pie – just always been nuts for nuts, I guess. :-) This sounds so easy and practical and YUMMY!

13 patsyk November 20, 2010 at 7:32 am

Gorgeous photos! And, I’m sure your co-workers were very thankful for your creativity in adding those chocolate chips… they make everything taste even yummier!

14 April November 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm

These look fantastic!!!

My work has put a new firewall on the computers and I can look at the blogs, I just can’t comment. They also blocked FB. It is a bummer. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

15 marla {family fresh cooking} November 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Love how you wrap some of these bars up “to-go” they look delicious & they would be very hard to pass up!

16 ingrid November 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

It’s only be 2 or 3 years since I found love for pecan pie, too. I don’t know that I’d like it with chocolate, you know me & chocolate but I love the idea of making it into bars!
~ingrid

17 Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Holy yum!!! These look so dang good. Thanks for these :)

18 Sue November 24, 2010 at 10:27 pm

First of all, I love bars! Secondly, chocolate and pecans are a great combination of flavors, and lastly, I want one! :)

19 HoneyB November 29, 2010 at 2:27 am

I love pecan pie! I couldn’t eat mincemeat pie as a child either however, as an adult, I can handle just a little tiny bit. I defintely wouldn’t overindulge on it though! ;)

20 Katrina December 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Dang, I’m so behind. But am glad I saw these. Love pecan pie, love me some chocolate. These look great!

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