Crumbly Chocolate Fudge Pecan Bars

Welcome to my stop on the Historical Romance Holiday Cookie Hop! 

These fuggy crumbly bars are my husband’s favorite Christmas cookie!

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup granulated sugar

¼ tsp salt

2 cups (12 oz package) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

1 ¼ cups (14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degree F & grease a 13X9 inch bar pan.

Beat butter in large bowl until creamy.

Beat in flour, sugar, & salt until crumbly.

With floured fingers, press 2 cups of crumb mixture in bottom of pan, reserving the rest.

Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are golden brown.

Meanwhile, warm 1 ½ cups chocolate chips (which leaves ½ cup) & sweetened condensed milk in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Spread over hot crust.

Stir pecans into reserved crumb mixture & sprinkle over the melted chocolate.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set in the middle. Cool and cut into bars. Enjoy!

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Heather McCollum

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Jennifer Trethewey

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Jerrica Knight-Catania

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Liana De la Rosa

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Madeline Martin

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Michelle McLean

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