Chewy Praline Bars

Chewy Praline Bars
Servings: 50 Yield: 50 bars Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 15 mins to 20 mins


  • 1 3/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup white vanilla-flavored baking chips

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.

2. Combine flour and salt in a small bowl.

3. Beat butter, shortening and brown sugar in large bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and pecans. Spread in prepared pan.

4. Bake in 375 degrees F oven 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pan on rack.

5. Meanwhile, heat the baking chips in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, stirring until chips are melted and smooth.

6. Drizzle cookie with melted chips.

7. Cut into bars. Store in tightly sealed plastic container with sheets of waxed paper between layers. If not serving right away, do not cut or drizzle with melted chips. Cover tightly with heavy-duty foil; seal in heavy-duty plastic bag, or place pan inside a large plastic container and seal; freeze. To serve, bring to room temperature, then drizzle with melted white baking chips.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 50; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 91, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 8, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 10, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 28, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.