Chocolate Chunk Pecan Bars
    Servings Prep Time
    16bars 15minutes
    Cook Time
    55minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    16bars 15minutes
    Cook Time
    55minutes
    Easy ONE BOWL Chocolate Chunk Pecan Bars with a SUGAR COOKIE CRUST! these bars are AMAZING! Way better with chocolate chunks and the Sugar Cookie Crust is so soft and chewy.
    Ingredients
    Crust
    • 116.5 oz. Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Roll
    • nonstick cooking spray
    Chocolate Chunk Pecan Filling
    • 5tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/4cup corn syrup
    • 2teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1teaspoon cider vinegar
    • 1/2teaspoon salt
    Add Later
    • 1 1/2cups pecans, toasted, and chopped coarse
    • 1/2cup chocolate chunks
    Instructions
    1. Line an 8×8 baking pan with foil leaving enough foil overhang so you can easily remove bars later. Lightly grease foil. Evenly press Cookie Dough into the bottom of the pan. Bake 28-30 minutes at 350 degrees F or until lightly golden. Let cool 15 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, add all of the Filling ingredients EXCEPT pecans and chocolate chunks to a medium bowl. Whisk to evenly combine then fold in pecans and chocolate chunks. Pour filling onto cookie dough crust and spread evenly. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until top is brown and set.
    3. Let bars cool on wire rack for 1 hour then refrigerate at least 2 hours until chocolate is firm. Use foil overhang as handles to remove bars and cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Serve cold or at room temperature. Also delish with vanilla ice cream!
    Recipe Notes

    *Don’t be leery about the apple cider vinegar – it, along with extra vanilla, is a bourbon substitute and is undetectable – just adds to the overall deliciousness.