- 15 minutes
- 55 minutes
Pecan pie is a dessert staple during the holiday season. But this year, enjoy this sweet tradition in a slightly new way with our Chocolate Pecan Bars. With a pie crust base, pecan pie filling (with a little orange zest) and semi-sweet chocolate drizzle on top, these dessert bars are indulgent, handheld treats that your whole family will love after a delicious holiday meal. And if you want to try this as a holiday-themed sundae, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a few chocolate chips and some whipped cream.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9x13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until combined. Add flour and mix until combined but crumbly. Press mixture evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
While the crust bakes, make the filling by whisking together brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, orange zest, flour and salt until smooth.
Fold in the chopped pecans and pour filling onto the hot crust. Top with pecan halves and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the center is set.
Let cool completely before removing from the pan. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Drizzle melted chocolate over the cooled bars. Slice and serve.