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?
- 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.