These delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are cookies with a chewy chocolate and pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust, and are always a big hit for dessert!These delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are cookies with a chewy chocolate and pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust, and are always a big hit for dessert!

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars… for the win! These delicious treats, with a chewy chocolate and pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust, will be a big hit at your next potluck, family dinner, or get together!

Have mercy… the recipe makes 2 dozen of these decadent goodies! They combine the rich flavor of pecan pie with chocolate, in a chewy bar cookie. With that flavor combo, it’s no wonder these chocolate pecan pie bars taste fantastic!

How To Make Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Before starting, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the crust ingredients. You can use either a mixer on medium speed OR a pastry blender.

Mix the shortbread crust ingredients until crumbly.

Mixing the shortbread crust ingredients for chocolate pecan pie bars.

Line a 9×13 baking pan with aluminum foil, making sure the edges completely overlap all sides of the pan. You will need the edges to lift out the bars from the pan after baking.

Spray the aluminum foil (bottom and sides) with a non-stick cooking spray. Pour the shortbread crust mixture into the prepared pan.

The shortbread crust crumbles are placed in foil lined baking sheet.

Press the crumb mixture firmly and evenly into pan to form a solid crust on the bottom.

Bake The Shortbread Crust

Bake this shortbread crust in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Shortbread crust for chocolate pecan pie bars is patted down to form crust.

When done, remove the baking pan from the oven.This is what the shortbread crust looked like, right out of the oven.

The crust for the chocolate pecan pie bars is baked until golden.

Prepare The Chocolate Filling

While the crust is baking, heat the corn syrup and chocolate chips in medium pan on LOW heat. Do NOT fully melt chocolate chips.

You only want to heat this mixture until the chocolate is almost melted. Immediately remove pan from heat.

Chocolate chips and corn syrup is heated in pan for chocolate pecan pie bars filling.

This is what it looked like when I removed the pan from the heat. Notice how the chocolate is NOT fully melted. Set aside.

Chocolate is only melted part way for filling for chocolate pecan pie bars.

In a separate bowl, mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and the almond and vanilla extracts.

Add this to the (slightly cooled) chocolate mixture, whisking continuously as you add it. Make sure to whisk so the eggs will not scramble when added to the warm chocolate in pan.

Eggs, sugar, and extracts are added to chocolate pecan pie filling in pan.

The next thing you need to do is stir in the chopped pecans.

Chopped pecans are added to chocolate pecan pie bars filling in pan.

Pour the mixture for the chocolate pecan pie bars on top of the cooked crust. Be sure to spread the filling evenly over the surface of the crust. Set the chocolate pecan pie bars aside.

The filling for chocolate pecan pie bars is poured onto crust in pan.

Mix up the topping ingredients (brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and chopped pecans) in a small bowl. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top of the chocolate pecan pie filling.

Bake The Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Put the pan back into the oven and continue baking the chocolate pecan pie bars for 35 minutes.

When done, the outside edges of the bars will be firm, but the middle of the pan will be slightly soft. The chocolate pecan pie bars will firm up in the middle as they cool.

Crumbly topping is added to the top of the chocolate pecan pie bars in pan before baking.

This is what the chocolate pecan pie bars looked like when I took them out of the oven. Place the pan on wire rack to cool.  Let the chocolate pecan pie bars cool completely while still in the pan.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars, hot from the oven.

Once the bars have completely cooled, carefully lift entire pan of bars out of the dish, using the foil to easily lift up and out of pan.

Slice And Serve!

Peel away the sides of the foil from the bars. The easiest way I have found to cut the chocolate pecan pie bars is to use a pizza cutter! This makes it very easy to cut the cooled dessert into 24 bars.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars cut easily into bars, by using a pizza cutter.

They sure look good, don’t they? Well… guess what? THESE CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE BARS ARE FANTASTIC! Chewy, chocolatey pecan pie goodness right there, folks!

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars on a platter, ready to eat!

I gave some away to friends AND took some to a potluck we attended, but did manage to taste a sample. Boy are they good!!!

Close up photo of a few Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars on aluminum foil.

Hope you’ll consider making these sweet dessert bars. I know I will make them again, for sure!

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Recipe Source: http://www.spendwithpennies.com/chocolate-pecan-pie-bars/

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
These delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars are cookies with a chewy chocolate and pecan pie filling on a shortbread crust, and are always a big hit for dessert!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pecan pie bars
Servings: 24 bars
Calories Per Serving: 361 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For crust:
  • 1 cup butter , softened (not melted)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For Filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups corn syrup (Karo)
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
For Topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Before beginning, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with aluminum foil, being sure to leave foil hanging over the edges of pan. (You will use the overhanging foil to lift bars out of dish when done). Spray the foil generously with a cooking spray (sides and bottom of foil covered pan).
  2. Mix crust ingredients with electric mixer (on medium) or pastry blender until crumbly. Pour crumbs into foil-lined and sprayed pan, then press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of dish to form crust.
  3. Bake crust at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove.
  4. While crust is baking, make filling. Put corn syrup and chocolate into a saucepan. Heat it on LOW only until the chocolate is ALMOST melted (don't let it melt all the way!). Remove pan from heat.
  5. In separate bowl, mix sugar, eggs and vanilla and almond extracts. Slowly add this to the warm (not hot) chocolate mixture, WHISKING THE ENTIRE TIME YOU ARE ADDING EGG MIXTURE.
  6. Fold chopped pecans into filling. Pour pecan filling over baked crust. Evenly distribute.
  7. Mix together Topping (I used a fork to mix-it will be crumbly). Sprinkle topping over the top.
  8. Put pan back into the oven, and continue cooking for 35 minutes longer, or until the edges of the dessert are firm (and the center is slightly soft). Remove pan from oven. Set pan on wire rack and cool completely. Once dessert is completely room temp., carefully lift out the entire pan of dessert using the foil overhangs. Peel away foil from sides. Cut into 24 bars. I used a pizza cutter! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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