Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
Makes one 9" x 13" pan
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 large eggs
3/4 cup blend of light corn syrup, maple syrup and golden syrup. If you don't have all three, or prefer one over the other make your own mix, choose just one - the sky is the limit. This is my favorite flavor combo.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (original recipe calls for 2 cups so you can use more if you like)
2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped (or a little less. That's quite a lot)
1 tsp bourbon - or 1 cap as we like to measure it. Vanilla is fine to substitute.
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray. Supposedly you shouldn't have to, but mine stuck like crazy!
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat 1 stick room-temp butter, brown sugar, flour,and salt until coarse crumbs form. Pour mixture into prepared pan; press firmly into bottom.
3. Bake until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. Let cool, 10 minutes.
5. Bake until set, 25-30 minutes. Cool completely in pan before lifting out (use foil to lift). Cut and serve.