Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pecan Pie Bars Dipped in Milk Chocolate & Drizzled with Dark Chocolate

Ingredients (This is a LARGE batch-I halved this and used a 9x13 pan.  Below is the FULL recipe)

1 1/4 pounds unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 extra-large eggs
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


1 pound unsalted butter
1 cup good honey
3 cups light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 pounds pecans

For dipping:


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
For the crust, beat the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and the vanilla.  Add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Press into an 18 by 12 by 1-inch baking sheet lined with nonstick foil and build up the sides a bit.   Bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is set but not brown.  Cool.

For the Pecan Filling:  Put butter, honey, brown sugar in a saucepan. Cook on low heat until melted. Raise heat and boil 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in heavy cream and pecans. Pour over the crust carefullyBake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Remove and chill to cool.  Cut into bars and dip half of each bar into melted chocolate! Add a drizzle if desired.  Adapted from Ina Garten


mjskit said...

Pecan Pie is a dessert lovers dream, but I think you've topped it with these pecan pie bars! OMG! I would NOT be able to stop eating these.

JOFitness said...

This is Ina Gartens (barefoot contests) recipe!

DANIELLE said...

JOFitness-that is correct-just as it is clearly stated above in my post that it is from Ina! We love her!

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