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Chocolate Pecan Bars

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

These bars went overboard on gooeyness topped with chocolate and pecans. We recommend making them over and over again. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
package Pillsbury™ Big Deluxe® chocolate chip cookies
2/3
cup chopped pecans
3/4
cup water
1/4
cup butter
1
cup sugar
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3
eggs
1/2
cup chopped pecans
2
tablespoons finely chopped pecans, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with cooking parchment paper, leaving 1 to 2 inches paper hanging over sides.
  • 2
    Place cookie dough in bottom of pan; press to cover and form crust. Sprinkle 2/3 cup pecans evenly over dough; gently press in dough.
  • 3
    Bake on middle oven rack 10 minutes. Remove from oven to cooling rack; cool completely. Do not turn oven off!
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat water and butter until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar and cocoa with whisk until combined. Cool 5 minutes. Stir in eggs with whisk.
  • 5
    Pour chocolate mixture over cooled crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans over top.
  • 6
    Bake on middle oven rack 45 minutes. (If garnishing with finely chopped pecans, after 30 minutes of baking, quickly open oven and sprinkle pecans over top. Bake 15 minutes longer.) Remove from oven to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 7
    To cut into bars, gently lift from pan using hanging paper. With sharp knife, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows to make 16 bars.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
23g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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