Salted Pecan Shortbread Squares Recipe photo by Taste of Home
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 13×9-in. baking pans with foil, letting ends extend up sides of pan.
- Place flour, confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch and salt in a food processor; pulse until blended. Add butter; pulse until butter is the size of peas. Divide mixture between prepared pans; press onto bottom of pans. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Cool on a wire rack.
- For filling, melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir until sugar is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips, cream and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pecans. Spread over crusts.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until filling is bubbly. Cool completely in pans on wire racks. Using foil, lift the shortbread out of pans. Gently peel off foil; cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor’s Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Salted Pecan Shortbread Squares in Taste of Home December 2015, p66
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