Nuts for Chocolate Bars

Gooey and rich.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 42 to 52 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Yield: 2 dozen bars

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 cup Karo┬« Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Fisher┬« Pecan Halves*
  • 1 cup candy coated peanut butter pieces

Directions

  1. For Crust: 
    Preheat oven to 325°F. 

    Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.  Combine flour and sugar  in a medium bowl.  Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly into prepared pan.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are just beginning to brown.

    For Filling:
    Melt butter and chocolate in large saucepan over low heat; stir until melted and smooth.  Blend in corn syrup, sugar, eggs and vanilla with a wire whisk; pour over crust.  Sprinkle with pecans and candies.

    Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until filling is set.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.  Cut into 24 bars.

    * Instead of pecan halves, use a mixture of pecans, chopped walnuts and slivered almonds.
  2. Fisher® is a registered trademark of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., and is not affiliated with ACH Food Companies, Inc.