Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chocolate Pecan Bars: Retro Advertisement & Recipe

Today is National Pecan Day! So many ways to celebrate, but I thought I'd return to a great recipe from the past. I love when I find recipes like this in the newspaper, tucked in the product, or in a magazine! Here's a great Retro Recipe for Chocolate Pecan Bars. This is so easy to make, and I always have the ingredients in the pantry. Given that it's retro, I would upgrade with the very best Cocoa, real butter, and Madagascar vanilla.

(Makes 24 to 36 bars)

1-1/4 cups unsifted flour
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup DARK Cocoa
1 cup cold butter
1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 egg
2 tsp Madagascar vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350° (325° for glass dish).
In large bowl, combine flour, sugar and cocoa; cut in butter until crumbly (mixture will be dry). Press firmly on bottom of 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk, egg and vanilla; mix well. Stir in nuts. Spread evenly over crust.
Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars.
Store covered in refrigerator.

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