Sticky Pecan Bars

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Menu Part: Dessert
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 20

Gooey and delicious pecan bars make an excellent dessert with coffee.

Ingredients

Crust:
6 oz. unsalted butter, cut up
2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
1⁄2 tsp. salt

Topping:
8 oz. pecan halves (2 cups)
4 oz. unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1⁄3 cup dark corn syrup
2 tbsp. heavy cream

Steps

1. For crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. In food processor, combine all ingredients. Process until mixture just holds together.

2. Crumble mixture into 13- by 9-in. baking pan; press evenly into bottom of pan. Bake about 20 min., until golden.

3. Meanwhile prepare topping: Coarsely chop 11⁄2 cups pecans. In heavy saucepan, melt butter; stir in brown sugar, syrup, and cream. Simmer mixture 1 min.; stir in chopped pecans and remaining pecan halves.

4. Pour pecan mixture over hot crust and spread evenly. Bake 20 min. longer.