Thursday, April 19, 2012

PECAN PIE SHORTBREAD BARS


THERE'S A PARTY IN MY POT! THE GUESTS? BUTTER, CREAM AND BROWN SUGAR! NOW THAAAAAAT'S A PARTY, RIGHT?



KNOCK, KNOCK! WE HAVE MORE GUESTS! THE PECANS HAVE ARRIVED!!!

EVERYONE IS MINGLING IN THE HOT SUGAR BATH NOW!
INTO THE PAN!

OUT COME THE BARS BUBBLING HOT!
TIME TO CUT THE SQUARES!


THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!!! XOXO

HOW ABOUT ANOTHER ONE DIPPED IN MILK CHOCOLATE?

RECIPE FOR PECAN BARS

ADAPTED FROM Southern Living

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.
DIP IN CHOCOLATE IF DESIRED!!! MMMMM!!! I USED MELTED MILK CHOCOLATE!


10 comments:

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I've made these before and they were quite dangerous! I love that you dipped them in chocolate!

Debi said...

I have got to make these, they look absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures! <3 and hugs Dear! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/04/thursdays-treasures-week-30.html

Bloggy Writer said...

Looks tasty

Lizzy said...

Buzzed these beauties!!!

Addicted to Recipes said...

Oh YUM! These look so very good. I am a huge pecan fan. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Oh wow, oh yum, oh, oh, oh! This are on my must make list, always looking for good pecan recipes and how smart of you to dip them in chocolate!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

*Swoon* These look so good. I think I'd eat the whole batch. Seriously.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Oh my goodness, how delicious!

Abby said...

So decadent and delish!

Javelin Warrior said...

I've never seen pecan bars packed with so much nutty goodness - perfection! I am featuring this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It's a pleasure to be following your creations…

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