Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars

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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 12

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13inch baking pan.

  • Step 2

    While the oven preheats, place pecans on a baking sheet and toast until fragrant. Set aside to cool.

  • Step 3

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and beat well.

  • Step 4

    Sift in flour and mix until well combined, then stir in vanilla.

  • Step 5

    Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned on the sides.

  • Step 6

    Once cooked, top with chocolate chips and place back in the warm oven for a few minutes until the chocolate has melted.

  • Step 7

    Remove pan from the oven and spread the chocolate into an even layer. Top with nuts and let cool fully in the pan before cutting into 2-3 inch squares.

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