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Treats: Chocolate Pecan Pie Squares

Ingredients & Directions

1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/3 c Icing sugar
1/4 c Unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 c Unsalted butter, cold, cubed
1 ts Vanilla
1 ts Cold water

3 oz Unsweetened chocolate, chop
1/3 c Unsalted butter
3/4 c Packed brown sugar
1 Egg
3/4 c Corn syrup
1 ts Vanilla
3 c Pecan halves

Lightly grease 13×9-inch cake pan; line with foil, leaving 2-inch overhang
on each long side. Lightly grease foil.

In food processor or bowl, combine flour, sugar and cocoa. Add butter,
vanilla and water; pulse or cut in with pastry blender until fine crumbs
form. With fingers, knead portions into balls of dough; pat into prepared
pan. Bake in 350F 180C oven for 20 minutes.

Topping: Meanwhile, in top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water,
melt chocolate with butter; remove from heat. Whisk in sugar, then egg;
whisk in corn syrup and vanilla. Stir in pecan halves. Pour over base,
spreading evenly.

Bake for 20-25 minutes longer or until filling is just set. Let cool
completely in pan on rack. Refrigerate until firm.

With knife, cut along ends of pan; using foil overhang, loosen from pan.
invert onto back of baking sheet; peel off foil. Invert onto board; cut
into squares.

[Squares can be covered and stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days or
frozen in airtight container for up to 1 month.]

48 bars for $12.55 CDN [Apr 95]

Per bar: about 140 calories, 1 g protein, 10 g fat, 13 g carbohydrate

48 Squares

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