Festive layered chocolate pecan bars witha hint of cinnamon.
Recipe: Layered ChocolatePecan Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or rum flavoring 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup whipping cream 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 16 pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
In large mixing bowl with an electricmixer on medium speed, combine butter, brown sugar, pecans, eggand vanilla; beat until smooth.
In another bowl, combine flour, salt,cinnamon and baking soda. Add to butter mixture; beat until asmooth ball forms.
Knead lightly and press into a 9-inchsquare baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool in pan on awire rack for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile in small saucepan, bring creamto full boil. Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl and pourhot cream, all at once, over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Setaside to cool and thicken at room temperature, whisking occasionally.
When cake is cool, invert to remove andcarefully place on cutting board. Spread chocolate generouslyover top and cut into small squares. Press a pecan half in thecenter of each and refrigerate to set.
Makes 16 bars.
Chocolate Pecan Bars – Recipe by Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Ep 169If the Layered ChocolatePecan Bars recipe was useful and interesting, you can share it with your friends or leave a comment.