Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

I felt that after posting the recipe for Possum I had better redeem myself and what better way to do that than with a chocolate dessert. There were several inquiries as to if that was a real recipe. Yes, it was a real recipe out of Randy’s family cookbook from his great grandmothers family. Because I had never seen anything like it I just had to post it. But now on to the chocolate bars, these combine the wonderful flavor of pecan pie and chocolate. We were at Luby’s today and it took all my will power to walk past the pecan pie which in turn made me come home and want to make pecan pie. These give me both loves, pecan pie and chocolate…ah, much better sounding than Possum and Sweet Potatoes don’t you think?

1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 sugar
1/2 teas baking powder
1/2 teas ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter (1 stick)
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter
1 oz unsweetened chocolate square
3 beaten eggs
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
2 tables water
2 teas vanilla
In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Cut in the 1/2 cup cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in pecans. Press into bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2 baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 10 min.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the 1/4 cup butter and chocolate.
Heat and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. In a small mixing bowl, combine eggs, brown sugar, water and vanilla. Stir until well blended. Pour over crust. Return to oven. Bake 20 min. Cool. Cut into bars.

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