Tuesday, November 13, 2007


These ooey gooey bars are chock full of pecans and chocolate. A yummy alternative to a 'cookie' and a nice fall treat. Plus it is a great 'helper recipe'. Helper recipes are those that work well with lots of little fingers-I had twenty pint-sized flour covered ones helping me. What makes a good helper recipe you ask? Stirring with a spoon-not an electric beater of course!
Try them-they're good!

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. cold butter

Mix flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in butter until coarse and crumbly. Press this mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile: mix 3 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. corn syrup
2 T. butter, melted
1 t. vanilla extract

in the bowl. Once well blended, add about

1 3/4 c. chocolate chips or chunks
1 1/2 c. coarsely chopped pecans.

Pour overtop baked crust and return pan to oven to bake for 20-25 minutes more or until set. Cool completely and cut into bars.

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