Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The "So Easy" Dessert for any time!

Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars
(from Duncanhines.com)

The thing that I love the most about this recipe is that it uses a cake mix, so you don't have to get a ton of ingredients out and measure them all!! If you keep a cake mix on hand, you can whip these up anytime in just a few minutes!

Ingredients:

1 cake mix (I use french vanilla or butter pecan)
1/4 cup of butter (melted)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of water
2 eggs
1.5 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 13X9 pan
2. Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Spread in pan.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely.

For a fancier look (if you're serving them on a platter or something in a single layer), you can drizzle them with chocolate.

For drizzle: Combine 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 2 tsp of shortening in a bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until chocolate is melted. Drizzle over cooled bars.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Mmmmmmm pecans, sounds really yummy, I will definitely try these Joia.