Fudgey Chocolate Pecan Bars

Details

Time
4 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
24 bars

Here’s pie you can eat without a fork! These fudgey bars are all the best parts of pecan pie, made even more fun. And rich HERSHEY’S Cocoa takes them to another level. Crunchy, chewy and simply indulgent, this recipe is perfect for care packages or bake sales.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
50 minutes
Cool Time
3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup

    sugar

  • 1/2 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 3/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), cold

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 can

    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14 oz)

  • 1-1/2 tsps

    maple flavoring

  • 2 cups

    pecan halves or pieces

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
pastry cutter
pastry cutter
13x9x2-inch baking pan
13x9x2-inch baking pan
bowl
bowl
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
wire rack
wire rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F.

2

Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa and salt in large bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in 1 beaten egg. Press mixture evenly on bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 25 minutes.

3

Meanwhile, beat sweetened condensed milk, remaining 1 egg and maple flavoring in medium bowl; stir in pecan halves. Pour over prepared crust, distributing pecan halves evenly. Return to oven. Bake 25 minutes or until golden. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

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