Monday, September 30, 2019

Pecan Pie Bars #FallFlavors

This post is written in conjunction with #FallFlavors.
Sponsor companies contributed prize packages for the raffle giveaway.
All opinions are mine alone.

Here we are at Day Two of #FallFlavors where we celebrate all things associated with Fall such as squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered two dozen bloggers who have over one hundred recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Tuesday's Recipes

Breakfast
Maple Coffee Glazed Baked Donuts by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

Savory
Baby Greens Salad with Pomegranate, Blue Cheese, And Pecans by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut by Palatable Pastime
Pecan Chicken and Grape Salad by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash by Sweet Beginnings

Dessert
Apple Cider Cheesecake Tarts by Red Cottage Chronicles
Autumn Spice Coffee Pecan Fudge by Family Around the Table
Caramel Apple Pecan Cobbler by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Pecan Butter Pie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pecan Pie Bars by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Vegan Ginger Pear Bundt Cake by The Baking Fairy


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Pecan Pie Bars
Pecan pie is a family favorite; in fact, my Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf makes a version all by himself. His Espresso Browned-Butter Pecan Pie is amazing. So, when we were planning a grueling, albeit short, hike last weekend, Jake asked what treats I was going to pack. I decided to make some pecan pie bars.

Though I missed out on getting pecans from one of the event sponsors Millican Pecan, you should enter to win their prize package down below. I only wish I could win that one!


The bars were a hit up there...on top of the ridge! And it's a good thing I packed more than one per person! Somehow, though, I still didn't get to eat one. I'm not sure who ate three bars, but I can guess.

Ingredients

Crust
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 3/4 C butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 T cold water
Topping
  • 3/4 C (1-1/2 sticks) butter
  • 1/3 C honey
  • 3/4 C organic dark brown sugar
  • 5 T organic whipping cream
  • 2 C pecan pieces
  • 2 C chocolate chunks or chips

Procedure
Preheat oven to 350 F. Place flour, powdered sugar, and salt into a mixing bowl. Rub in butter till the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in water until the mixture forms a ball.

Press the dough into a 9"x13" baking pan and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. In the meantime, make the topping. Melt the butter, honey, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and, without stirring, cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the cream and pecans.

Raise oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Spread chocolate over the crust, pour the topping over the melted chocolate, and bake for another 25 minutes.

Let cool completely. Cut into squares with a sharp knife dipped into very hot water.

The Prizes
Flavors of Fall Door County Prize Package

Prize 1 - Door County Coffee and Tea Company

Founded in 1993 in Door County, WI, Door County Coffee and Tea Company is a small family owned business. Roasting a variety of flavors for 26 years, one winner will receive three full pot bags of all of their fall flavors. 21 bags in all! Their mission through the years has been to produce high quality, best-tasting coffee using only Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans. Combine that with superior roasting technology and you get a wonderfully even and perfect roast every time and that means the perfect pot of coffee. A $40 value.

Flavors of Fall Millican Prize Package

Prize 2 - Millican Pecan Tower of Treats Gift Tins

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

The Giveaway
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DISCLAIMER: Two (2) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #FallFlavors bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to US Residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter the giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #FallFlavors posts or entry. Thank you to our sponsors Millican Pecan and Door County Coffee and Tea for providing prizes.

1 comment:

  1. I am salivating here. It must be breakfast time. Sure wish I had one of these bars to go with my coffee today.

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