This year will be a little different. Instead of traveling to visit my mother-in-law for the holidays, she will be coming to us. And what kind of hostess would I be if didn’t spoil my guest with sweet treats? And by sweet treats, I mean her two favorites, pecan pie and chocolate in one scrumptious bar.
The idea for these bars has been hidden in the back of my mind for a while now. I was just waiting for the right moment to put it into practice. I wanted a cross between a pecan pie and a fudge brownie. I wanted something that didn't require a lot of prepping time since I'd rather be spending time with my family.
These chocolate pecan bars were more than I asked for! The smile on my mother-in-law's face was the best compliment.
She’s already asked if I can mail her some more.
To keep things really simple, I used ready-to-bake chocolate chip cookie dough as the "pie" base since it only took me about 2-3 minutes to press it evenly into the bottom of the pan.
The fudgy chocolate layer is a breeze! When you read the recipe, it may sound a little intimidating, but read the entire recipe before starting and follow the steps for amazing results. Let’s get baking shall we?