Salted Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

 

Happy National Pecan Month!
Makes 15 to 20 bars
• 1 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 2 1/2 cups flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 eggs
• 3/4 cup light corn syrup
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
• 2 cups pecan halves
• 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13 in. baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2 in. overhang on two sides.

In a mixer, cream butter and sugar for 2 minutes. At low speed, add flour and salt until combined. Press dough evenly into pan. Bake 30-35 minutes until slightly browned. Remove and cool. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, syrup, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in chocolate and pecans. Pour filling over crust. Bake 30-40 minutes until the center is set. Remove and sprinkle with salt. Cool completely before cutting into bars.