They could have been called Dark Chocolate Pecan PIE Bars because that’s what they taste like, pecan pie, really yummy.
See? They look like pecan pie. Some more quarantine baking although we are getting out of the house a tiny bit more but still being careful. Weird times my friends, weird times. Fortunately there are are pecans and dark chocolate in the world to make the weird times a little easier to endure.
1/3 cup pecans
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) cold butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
3 – 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 For the crust, preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 13″ pan with cooking spray. Pulse pecans in food processor until finely ground. Add flour, sugar, and salt and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until dough starts clumping together but is still a bit crumbly. Transfer to baking dish and press into even layer with fingers. Bake until golden brown and set, 25 – 30 minutes.
2 For the topping, whisk corn syrup, sugars, eggs, melted butter, vanilla and salt in bowl until smooth then stir in pecans.
3 Spread topping over warm crust and sprinkle with chocolate. Return to oven and bake until top is set and no longer jiggles, 25 – 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into bars or diamonds.
recipe from Food Network