Wednesday, August 29, 2012

German Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Last week I received my Southern Living Magazine in the's always a sweet day when I see that magazine in my mailbox!

Flipping through the pages found me this recipe.... German Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars.

It does take almost three hours from start to plate....but two hours of that is cooling and chilling.

Step 1: Toast 3 cups of pecan pieces of halves for 8 minutes. (I used one large bag of pecan pieces.) Turn the pecan pieces half way.
Step 2: Line a 13 x 9 pan with foil, lightly greased.
In a bowl combine:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour,
3/4 cup powdered sugar,
3/4 cup cold butter cubed,
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
Mix until it resembles coarse meal.
Press mixture in bottom of pan and bake crust for 15 mins @ 350 degrees.
Step 3: Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate morsels over crust. Cool completely on a wire rack for about 30 minutes.
Step 4: Whisk the following together until smooth:
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter melted
3 large eggs lightly beaten
Step 5: Stir in toasted pecans and coconut and spoon in prepared crust.
Step 6: Bake @ 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack (about an hour).
Chill one hour.

This is so sweet and so good and so rich and I know so, so fattening.. but my goodness it's worth it!
THIS is the sort of thing I do on my days off...and I LOVE it!!

I have a whole stock pile of crafts and recipes on Pinterest just waiting for fall to start...however, with all these upper 90 degree days, it doesn't look like Fall is coming to Texas any time soon!


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you try the peach coffee cake, it is scrumptious!

Have a great day!

Athena at Minervas Garden

Hi April: Wow--this looks good, and your food photos are beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and leaving a sweet comment--I do appreciate it very much.

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