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Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars | by desertculinary
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Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

These bars contains mexican chocolate in the base crust and also in the filling.

 

Mexican chocolate is sweet, dark, has a hint of cinnamon and is a bit grainy from visible sugar crystals. These bars start with a dense crust made in the food processor of chopped toasted pecans, chopped mexican chocolate, and fresh white bread that is held together by melted butter. The thick filling of this exceptionally rich bar contains more chopped toasted pecans, robost dark corn syrup, sweet dark brown sugar and small chunks of bittersweet chocolate. A tiny amount of flour, some eggs and the rest of the sinful melted butter keep everything bound together.

 

These bars cut remarkably cleanly - I was a little nervous because I thought I may have overcooked them, but as I pulled them apart, I was very happy with the result. I don't think I would make these unless I was taking them to a party or if there would be plenty of people to share them with... I have very strong willpower when it comes to food, but the alluring smell that comes from these bars alone had my mouth salivating for a taste.

 

Pictures and Recipe here

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Taken on May 4, 2006