Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars…They’ll Boost Your Confidence!

If I want people to fawn all over me, this is my go to recipe. 

“Oh, your the BEST cook….These are amazing….Where did you buy these? I’ve died and gone to heaven…Your husband is one lucky guy…”

If your having an insecure day where you just feel bad about yourself…make these and the compliments will pour in, promise!  It’s like pecan pie with a cookie like chocolate chip pecan crust and then filled with chunky bits of chocolate that go ooey gooey in your mouth! I found this recipe in a booklet that I received from a Southern Living Cooking School years ago.  I have been making them for that long.  Here are detailed instuctions. The full recipe is at the bottom of the page.

I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer for everything. I cannot remember the last time I used my hand held mixer. I’m not some professional baker/chef-I just use a piece of equipment that looks professional.  It’s intimidating at first (it’s looks scare some) but believe me-use it once or twice and you will wonder why it took you so long to get one.  If you don’t have one, a food processor is really what the recipe calls for-but I find using my Kitchen Aid is easier. If you don’t have either-hand hand mixer works just fine.  Mix or pulse first 4 ingredients in mixer or food processor. (2 cups flour, 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 3/4 cup butter & 1/4 tsp salt).Mix or pulse until mixture is moist and crumbly.Add 1 cup chocolate chunks and 1/2 cup pecans, and pulse/mix 3 or 4 times (mixture should remain crumbly).Press mixture into bottom of a 13×9-inch baking pan.  I use Parchment Paper in most recipes-my oven tends to burn the bottom of most things without it. It’s up to you if you use it or not. If you don’t, spray your pan with cooking spray.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Look at that golden crust!Your next step is to mix together 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3 large eggs, 3/4 cup dark corn syrup, 3 Tbl. butter-melted and 2 tsp. vanilla. Spread liquid mixture on top of warm crust. Bake at 375 degrees or until golden brown. Remove from oven.

Be sure to read the whole recipe before you start…ENJOY!


I have a Halloween recipe to post tomorrow. Palmer and I had fun making these Halloween goodies today! Messy (that’s the fun part right?) but super fun, easy and impressive!




3 Responses to Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars…They’ll Boost Your Confidence!

  1. Hi Heidi, those delicious treats look so tempting. I’m a hopeless baker but even I could probably have a crack at those. Thanks so much for your comments and input into my marble and sisal dilemma. Really appreciate you sharing your experiences with me. We have two little kids and a cocker x cavalier spaniel so it was very helpful hearing your thoughts, Mel x

    • gunnerrunner says:

      Thank you so very much! I’m so glad you took a look at my new little blog! Yes, these bars are so easy and delicious! I wanted to show you this kitchen-not sure if you follow her blog-but she just did a renovation in her kitchen-the white (with only gray marbling!) counter tops are the star of the show-I know you will be happy you waited for what you really want! (It’s Life in the Fun Lane if the link doesn’t go through)-I believe she’s out of Canada. Good luck-cannot wait to see the results! Heidi

      • Holly Martin says:

        So I am not much of a baker.  However, I am hosting Thanksgiving this year and thought that I would give these a try.  LOVED them.  They were awesome.  Easy and Yummy!  Thanks for sharing!

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