Chocolate Pecan Bars Recipe from Platter Talk
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Chocolate Chip & Toasted Pecan Bars

Recipe from Food & Wine
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, chocolate chips, christmas cookies
Servings: 15
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Dan from Platter Talk


  • 1 cup pecans
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • teaspoon A pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spread the pecans in a pie plate and toast for about 8 minutes, until golden.
  • Using large bowl, cream butter and oil with the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the baking soda and salt; beat the dry ingredients into the mixer at low speed. Add the chocolate chips and pecans; beat just until incorporated.
  • Transfer the dough to the prepared baking pan and press into an even layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned and nearly set in the center. Let cool completely, then run a knife around the edges and invert the rectangle. Peel off the paper and invert onto a cutting board. Cut and serve.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.4mg