5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Servings: 24
Calories: 294 kcal
Ingredients
Shortbread Crust
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered confectioners’ sugar
Topping
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup SCHARFFEN BERGER 100% Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs lightly whisked
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, use an electric hand mixer to blend together softened butter, all-purpose flour and powdered sugar. Mix for about 3 minutes until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9" x 13" inch pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or till lightly golden at edges.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan over LOW heat, melt butter with water. Stir in cocoa powder, beating well to combine. Remove from heat. Stir in corn syrup and sugar. Add eggs in a thin stream, beating well to combine. Stir in bourbon, vanilla, and pecans.
  4. Pour topping evenly over hot crust. Return pan to oven and bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until center is set.
  5. Allow to cool completely in pan then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container and they will be fresh and delicious for several days.
Recipe Notes

Freezer Instructions:

Stack bars in a freezer-safe container between layers of foil or wax paper, ending with a top layer of foil. Place lid on container and freeze for up to 2 to 3 months. Thaw completely overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.