Butter Pecan Bars #2

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Some treats for some friends of mine, you know who you are!  🙂  They taste really good but the crust is so crumbly and the chocolate does not want to stick to the top so they are really messy to eat.  The recipe comes from a website called “Midwest Living”.

crust:

2 cups flour

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup cold butter

filling:

2/3 cup butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 cups chopped pecans

topping:

1 1/2 cups milk chocolate pieces or semisweet chocolate pieces

1  For crust:  In a medium bowl, stir together flour and 1 cup brown sugar.  Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Press crumb mixture into bottom of ungreased 9 x 13″ pan.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until very lightly browned.

2  For filling: In small saucepan, combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  Cook and stir until mixture boils.  Boil gently for 1 minute.  Remove from heat.  Sprinkle pecans over crust.  Pour filling over pecans.

3  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and mixture bubbles over entire surface.  Transfer pan to wire rack.

4  Immediately sprinkle bars with chocolate pieces.  Cool for 10 minutes.  (You can spread softened chocolate over surface of bars if you like.)  Loosen edges and cut into bars while still warm.

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