Chunky Pecan Pie Bars

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  1. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    ATTENTION Triple 7s - do NOT look at this, you have been warned :smile2:.

    Oh my gosh, these are good! I had planned to make 'em at Christmas, but there were SO many other treats, I didn't. Had the ingredients here, so Saturday when it was rather nasty outside, I felt like baking. In the words of Rachael Ray, "YUM-O!" The pecan pie part sorta sinks into/melds with the crust, and the added chocolate is scrumptious. (I'm sure you could leave the chocolate out if you wanted, they'd still be good - just thinner.) I was gonna wait and post this recipe for Christmas '08, but I think these would make great Valentine treats as well. Don't see why you couldn't take a heart-shaped cookie cutter and use that to cut 'em after they cool. It would make a nice gift for someone (hint hint brothers, most ladies would like this better than BOUGHT candy), and you'd get to eat all the l'il scrappy pieces yourself :cool2:!

    Chunky Pecan Pie Bars

    CRUST: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour; 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened; 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

    FILLING:
    3 large eggs
    3/4 cup corn syrup
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 Tbsp. butter, melted
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chunks (I did not want quite this much chocolate in mine, and I used SS chocolate chips - about 1 1/4 cups.)
    1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan.

    Crust: Beat flour, butter, and brown sugar in small mixer bowl until crumbly. Press into pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

    Filling: Beat eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter, and vanilla in medium bowl with wire whisk. (I used the hand mixer on low, already had it out.) Stir in chunks/chips and nuts. Pour evenly over baked crust. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

    Makes about 36 bars.
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Tanya your making me hungry, and I'm diabetic. Thanks for the receipt. I will pass it on.
     

  3. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Oh WOW/....Catgirl...can't wait too try those.:smile2:
     
  4. Flintman

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    OOOh Tanya, I'm gonna print this off and hand it right over to Jan, MMMMMmm
     
  5. Stubby

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    I tell you what Flint, You're slow. I done printed this one and Sara is workin on it right now
     
  6. ldw45

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    Wow that sounds good..........
     
  7. Stubby

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    I actually think this is gonna be a good one for JAN to fix at K6--HeHeHe
     
  8. punkin570

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    Thanks Tanya, Im gonna print that one off. Chey has taken an interest in cookin sweets, Im gonna get her the stuff to try it out herself. It sounds wonderful.
     
  9. Catgirl

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    They're really good Leslie! You know how homemade sweets usually aren't that appealing after a few days? (At least to me they aren't.....) Well, these are still awesome! Let me know how Chey's turn out.

    I love your new avatar, it's great! You're such a cute punkin. :cool2:
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    those sure sound good thanx tanya
     
  11. Stubby

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    Tanya did yours look like this? can't wait for them to cool
     

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  12. Catgirl

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    Oh, you're so nice, thanks for the pics! Yes, mine look very similar to that. Did y'all use the chocolate chunks or the chips? I can see more nuts and chips on the top of the ones I made, might just be because yours are still pretty hot and haven't settled yet. I think Sara's are a bit browner than mine, but that's prolly because of my weird oven :smile2:. Hope you enjoy them, I know I am! Get a big glass of cold milk, or maybe some coffee.....MMMMMM.
     
  13. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Those sound real good, send me some Tanya....lol
    I have to have my sugar fix in the evenings.
    Thanks for this recipe.

    :hungry::0a31:
     
  14. ladyfish50

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    Those sound awesome, but at this time I'm on that (diet) thing.....but I sure will keep them in mind!! Yum!
     
  15. Stubby

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    Darn--I just wrte you an answer Tanya and then lost it somewhere. The darker color is from a couple of tablespoon of Mocha mix I added. we used Chips and 1/2 cup of splenda so Mickey you can eat these also. I'm also type 2.. GOOD recipe folks and really easy.
     
  16. Plowboy411

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    I'll be trying me some of those,,,
    ,,my wife said so.LOL thank you Tanya.:big_smile:
     
  17. Catgirl

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    RUH-ROH :sad2:. I REALLY hate to say this, especially when someone has already made these.....but an ingredient was left off the list. It should say 3/4 cup granulated sugar, right after the corn syrup. I was POSITIVE that was in there, and have looked at that recipe several times today. Everyone who has posted on this thread has been sent a PM, in case they printed it out already; and I have contacted a staff member to resolve this problem. I sure hope anyone else who may have printed it reads this post. Please forgive me - think I'll forego posting recipes at 2:45 in the morning anymore :sad2:.
     
  18. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Geese, you can't belive anything you read anymore:confused2:
     
  19. Dano

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    Tanya, Thanks for the recipe. Good stuff. Very Rich. LOL.
    Yesterday I was home alone, bored , rain, cold so I made a batch. . I'm like you on the recipe. I like a little less chocolate. I eye ball that part. I did add more pecans just to empty what was left over in bag. Everybody likes it. Wife wants to save some for Monday to take to my Son across town. It's getting ate as I type and we still got tonight . We well
    see if he gets any. LOL.
    Wife made some white chocolate coffee. I had a cup or 2 and the pecan bars or 3, maybe 4. I'm on a diet so I didnt eat more than 6, I'm sure it was under 10. LOL. My keyboard is sticky now.

    I think it would also be good using peanut butter chunks and or mixed with chocolate chunks .

    Couple pics of the mix and after it was done.
     
  20. Stubby

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    Tanya we finished the batch I made and Sara says no for a month. Yea Right...Going to use a little less choc. next batch and maybe just a little more mocca drink mix. ----Sure good recipe girl!!