If you love pecan pie and you love chocolate, then wait until you try these chocolate chip pecan pie bars!
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?
My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole with a crumb and marshmallow topping, is my personal favorite!
Homemade Green Bean Casserole is easy, delicious and doesn’t used canned soup.
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes are always a crowd pleaser, and can be made ahead of time.
Easy Glazed Carrots are so popular at my house, that I have to make them almost any time we have company!
Crock Pot Creamed Corn is not like the creamed corn you grew up with. Not overly sweet, and just creamy enough, even self professed cream corn haters want a second helping!
Easy Macaroni And Cheese is so good that we never have any leftovers!
Pecan Pie Without Corn Syrup this has become my favorite pecan pie recipe. It can be made with maple or agave syrup, and has just a bit more depth of flavor than traditional pecan pie made with corn syrup.
Libby’s Pumpkin Pie is a holiday classic.
Easy Pumpkin Pie is my personal favorite, and the recipe makes two pies at once.
Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie is such a delicious twist on the classic!
Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting are like a cross between pumpkin pie and pumpkin brownies!
Pumpkin Brownies are fantastic if you love pumpkin and chocolate together!
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Gingersnap Crust are absolutely delightful!
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes manage to give you flavor of pumpkin pie, in cupcake form!
Mixed Berry Crumble Bars are a great non-chocolate Thanksgiving dessert option.
Easy Rum Cake. Because sometimes holiday gatherings need rum. In cake.
CHOCOLATE CHIP PECAN PIE BARS
Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, cold, chopped into approximately 1/4" size pieces
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup corn syrup
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly spray a 13"x9" pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a food processor (or with pastry cutter / pastry blender), combine flour, butter and brown sugar until a dough becomes crumbly and starts to stick together. Gently press into baking pan.
- Bake crust layer for approximately 13 minutes or until very lightly browned. Remove from oven.
- In a mixer bowl, combine eggs, corn syrup, sugar and vanilla extract. Stir in melted butter, followed by pecans an chocolate chips. Stir until well combined.
- Pour mixture onto crust layer. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until browned and set. Cool completely. Cut and serve.
Add these to your holiday baking list. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂
Love bar recipes? Here are a few others you might enjoy!