Friday, August 8, 2008

Chocolate Pecan Pie Squares/ Favorite Ingredients Friday

Favorite Ingredients Friday , hosted by Overwhelmed With Joy.. Go check out the other recipes..
Chocolate Pecan Pie Squares

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar, divided
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
6 Tblsp. Watkins Cocoa
6 spoons of shortening
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 tsp. Watkins Vanilla
2-1/2 cups Chopped Pecans

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. Beat butter, 1/2 cup of the sugar, the flour and salt with electric mixer until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 20 min. or until lightly browned.

MICROWAVE corn syrup ,chocolate and shortening in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1-1/2 min.

Stir until completely melted. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pecans. Pour over hot crust; spread to evenly cover crust.
BAKE an additional 35 min. or until filling is firm around the edges but still slightly soft in center. Cool completely before cutting into bars.