Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chocolate-Pecan Pie Bars

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups  flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1/4 tsp.  salt
1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
1 pkg.  (8 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
4 eggs, beaten
1-1/2 tsp.  vanilla
2-1/2 cups chopped PLANTERS Pecans 
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
BEAT butter, flour, 1/2 cup sugar and salt with mixer until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 min. or until lightly browned.
MEANWHILE, microwave corn syrup and 6 chocolate squares 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 sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour over warm crust; spread to evenly cover crust.
BAKE 35 min. or until filling is firm around edges but still slightly soft in center. Cool completely. Melt remaining chocolate squares as directed on package; drizzle over cooled bars. Let stand until chocolate is firm.

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