Love this variation of pecan pie.
And the fact that it sits on a shortbread type crust is a bonus. Love me some shortbread.
I added just enough dark chocolate chips that they didn't show up in every bite but just enough for that added extra something special. Totally optional.
Linked with Weekend Potluck and Foodie Friday.
PECAN PIE BARS
1 1/4 cups flour
5 tbsp butter, cubed
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 1/4 cups corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup pecan, chopped
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, optional
Heat oven to 350*
Combine crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until course crumbs. (Butter can also be cut into flour, sugar and salt mixture with a pastry cutter). Press evenly into a lightly sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake 14-18 minutes or until very lightly browned.
Mix together all filling ingredients except pecans and chocolate until combined. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips; pour on to baked crust.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool. Cut into squares and serve.
Labels: dessert, holiday baking, nuts, pecan pie