Become a Member
- Appetizer Recipes
- Dinner Recipes
- Dessert Recipes
- Chicken Recipes
Partners & Friends
See the new Member Comments area below! Now you can add your recipe review, comments, or
suggestions to the public recipes.
Chocolate Pecan Squares
MyCookbook Recipe Database
MyCookbook Member: MMMMiami
Recipe Category: Dessert
Recipe Preparation Level: easy
From MMMMiami--Tempting Tropical Tastes for Home Cooks Everywhere by Carole Kotkin and Kathy Martin
These are like little pecan pies. Try them warm with vanilla ice cream.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter or margarine, cut into bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor blend all the ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Press the mixture all over the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Chill in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Place the crust on a rack in the middle of the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped and toasted lightly in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes
While the crust is baking prepare the topping. In a small heavy saucepan boil the syrup until it reaches the soft-ball stage ( 240 degrees on a
candy thermometer, tilting the pan so the thermometer can register). Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter until melted. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs and vanilla. Add the syrup mixture in a slow stream, whisking the mixture until combined. Stir in the pecans and pour into the chocolate crust. Bake the mixture in a 375 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the filling is puffed slightly and golden. Cool in
the pan on a rack and cut it into 2-inch squares. Makes 16 cookies.
If you were an actual member, you'd be able to click a button here that would
instantly add this recipe to your personal cookbook! Join MyCookbook today - it's free!
Feel free to send this recipe to the Guest member, or even send it to your e-mail using the options below:
If you were an actual member, you'd be able to offer a review and/or suggestions
for this recipe!
Join MyCookbook today - it's free!