I love pecans. Pecan pie is really a thing of beauty. One of those indulgences that you don’t have often, and savor when you do. It is so rich and decadent and over the top in the very best way. Because it is so rich, I love making it in bar form, where you can cut the bars into little bite size pieces.
Oh, and I like to throw chocolate chips in, because, well, chocolate chips make everything even more amazing. So Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars are where it’s at my friends.
As much I love pecans, I don’t bake with them off due to my daughter’s tree nut allergy. Luckily she has never had a reaction from being around nuts (only from ingesting them) so while we can have them in the house, I always feel a little guilty making some delicious dessert that she can’t have. Given she is away on an amazing school field trip for a few days, it’s time for me to get my nut filled baking in.
Well that and I need something comforting to eat while I’m crying over her growing up so fast and going away on big school field trips out of state without her mother. I think can worry and miss her more effectively while eating dessert. Because that’s what moms do. Worry, while being happy for the exciting adventures our kiddos have. Without us. Wahhhhhh!!!! So, yeah, chocolate is needed… Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars anyone?
Add these to your holiday baking list. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂
Love bar recipes? Here are a few others you might enjoy!