Pecan Orange Chocolate Cookie Bars

pecan cookies

If you love toasted pecans in cookies, you’ll love this. A light pecan treat with just a hint of orange chocolate to give it a unique and delightful flavor.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons whipping cream or milk

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch baking dish or pan.

2. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

3. Mix flour, maple syrup, and 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press mixture on bottom of prepared pan.

4. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven.

5. Bring honey, other 1/2 cup of butter, and whipping cream or milk to a boil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in toasted pecans, and spoon hot filling onto prepared crust.

6.) Shave or grate the chocolate bar over the top.

6. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes). Cut into square cookie bars.

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