Chocolate Pecan Pie Cookie Bars – A twist on the traditional pecan pie makes the perfect grab and eat treat for your holidays.
Well y’all, I know what I’m bringing for dessert for this Thanksgiving It’s these little bars right here. I love a twist on traditional desserts. This one is wonderful. Instead of a pie crust, this bar has a crust that reminds me of a pecan sandie cookie. It’s filled with wonderful finely chopped pecans! I’ll be able to make it the day before, and it is a pretty fast dessert to make. Plus it will be easy for guests to grab and eat.
How do you say “pecan?” I definitely think we say it differently down here in Louisiana. We say “Puh-Con” as opposed to “Pea-Can.” I always think it is so interesting how different regions have different pronunciations and sayings.
We also say funny things like “I’m fixin’ to go get something or do something.” I didn’t know that was weird until someone from up north told me the only time they say “fixing” is when they are literally fixing something like a car or a sandwich.
Another one…do you say soda or pop? I don’t say either one of those really. It’s basically what kind of coke do you want?
So I’m interested…do you have any different things you say where you live?
Chocolate Pecan Pie Cookie Bars
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- In a mixing bowl, mix first 4 ingredients. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or fork until butter is pea-sized crumbs. Stir in finely chopped pecans. Press this mixture into 13 x 9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
- In a bowl, whisk eggs, brown sugar, water, vanilla, and cooled melted butter until combined. Stir in chopped pecans.
- Pour this mixture over warm baked crust. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 more minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
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Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
YUM, I love chocolate pecan pie and these cookie bars look delicious! 🙂
Oh my these are right up my alley Jaren! They look so yummy!!! Yes, the south has different sayings and I was a southern gal and used to talk that way. Still pick it up when I go down to visit family. But now I’m a PA Dutch gal. lol So I’ve picked up sayings like, “I had to redd up the house today”, meaning I picked up and cleaned up somewhat. And they say, “cuntry” for country, “charry” for cherry, “crick” for creek, “our” for hour, etc…A whole different way of talking in so many places. It is fun though to learn all the different slang talk. I used to love it when the southern folks used to say “youngin’s” and I would say, “I’m not an onion”. I also love the different food also. I’m not cajun but love cajun food! I love both of my worlds, the southern gal in me and the northern Dutch gal that is in me. Hugs, Brenda
I love hearing your funny sayings too Brenda!! Someday I’d love to travel to PA Dutch country!
Debbie Caraballo says
I’m a native Texas gal, who says all the things you mentioned in this post. I’ve been living in NJ for a bit over 7 years now, and the way they talk up here still sounds just as foreign to me as ever! I can’t ever see me losing my Texas accent and ways of saying things. It’s just part of me, and I sure want to keep it! Lol…thanks for a great recipe!
Thanks for visiting Debbie!!