Bar 64: Chocolate Pecan Pie

This time of year, I’m buying pecan pieces in bulk.  Between Halloween and Christmas, my family throws pecans in everything (salads, pies, cakes, frostings, breakfast casseroles, waffles, pancakes, and on and on and on and on…).  
We are pecan people.  And we’re chocolate people.  So this bar, is for my people :).
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1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup pecan pieces
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl, combine your cake mix, vegetable oil and 2 eggs with an electric mixer.  Once smooth, pour half of your batter into prepared baking dish and spread out to form an even layer.

In a second bowl, combine your chocolate chips and pecan pieces with your can of condensed milk.  Mix this together with a spoon and then spread it out over your first layer in the baking dish.

Take the other half of your cake batter and dot it around the top of the chocolate pecan layer.  It won’t spread all the way across, just drop big dots of batter all of the top.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until the bars are pretty much set in the center.  Remove bars from oven and cool about 30 minutes before slicing.  I would not store these in the fridge… I think they taste better stored at room temp.

For all of you pecan people out there, enjoy these bars :).

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  • my4zrcj@gmail.com November 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    In the oven now!

  • Mix and Match Mama November 9, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Karo syrup is corn syrup. Enjoy!!

  • Meredith December 10, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I made this on Sunday and plan to do so again for a family event. Do you have tips on getting the bars out in a "pretty" manner? I may have let it cool for an hour. Do you think this affected it?

  • Mix and Match Mama December 11, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I don't think letting it cool had anything to do with it. I always use a really sharp knife and make sure I run it around the entire pan really well before taking my fork and removing one (I always get it started with my fork and then usually slide my spatula underneath). I'm glad you liked them!