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A gooey and chocolaty bar that shouts Mmmm.

Ingredients 

3 cups PECAN halves and pieces

1 & 3/4 cup FLOUR

3/4 cup POWERED SUGAR

3/4 cup cubed cold BUTTER

1/4 cup UNSWEETENED COCOA

1 & 1/2 cup SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS

3/4 cup BROWN SUGAR

3/4 cup LIGHT CORN SYRUP

1/4 cup  melted BUTTER

3 large EGGS

1 cup SWEETENED FLAKED COCONUT

(1)Bake pecans in a single layer on a baking tray about 8 minutes until lightly toasted, stirring once.

(2) Line bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 pan (or half the recipe for a 8 x 8 pan) with aluminum foil with about 2 inches extending over the sides. Lightly grease the foil.

(3)Pulse flour, powdered sugar, cold butter, and unsweetened cocoa in a food processor until mixture is a coarse meal. Press mixture on bottom and 3/4 inch up sides of prepared pan.

(4)Bake crust at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the crust. Cool completely on a rack about 30 minutes.

(5)Whisk together brown sugar, light corn syrup, melted butter, and eggs until smooth. Stir in coconut and toasted pecans. Spoon into prepared crust.

(6)Bake at 350 for 25 minutes until golden and set. Cool completely on a rack and then chill for 1 hour. Lift baked bars from pan using the foil sides. Put on a cutting board and cut into squares.

 

I like to keep them cool in the refrigerator and enjoy them with a hot beverage. 

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