German Chocolate-Pecan Pie Bars

  • AbramyanAvenue Posted: 10/23/12
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    These bars were so delicious!! I took them to work and had so many requests to make them again. They are perfect with a cup of coffee and are now my go-to fall dessert!

  • brightladytexas Posted: 10/05/12
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    Everyone loved this. With the addition of Bourbon they were a little mushy and fell apart easily. Any suggestion for thickening up a bit when the Bourbon is added?

  • AmazingMeals Posted: 09/04/12
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    I loved these - they were easy to make & delicious: http://www.createamazingmeals.com/2012/09/chocolate-pecan-pie-bars-southern.html

  • GeorgiaGuy Posted: 02/04/13
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    This is an expensive recipe to make, considering there are three cups of pecans in it. I expected a dish that was really flavorful, but the end result was very average. I don't plan to make this again

  • Semery Posted: 09/13/12
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    Easy to make and very tasty! I've made them twice already and everyone asks for the recipe.

  • BalloonLady Posted: 10/22/12
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    My husband saw this recipe and asked me to make them for his birthday....OMG they were great! Took them to a meeting and people were asking for the crumbs.

  • KJSBBQ Posted: 09/09/12
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    These are easy to make and DELICIOUS! I'm not a fan of bourbon, but my family likes the flavor so I added 1/4 c. It was amazing!!

  • camsmom Posted: 09/20/12
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    Rich and delicious. the chocolate crust set it apart from other bars like this. crumbly and messy. yummy. will make again

  • cynlew2 Posted: 10/10/12
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    These were to die for! Took them to a group meeting and they disappeared....not a crumb left! I had reserved some for my family and they too thought they were Great! I will definitely make them again.

  • PamKrugie Posted: 04/02/13
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    I agree with Anniegranny as mine didn't set up very well either and I baked mine the same. This recipe is decadent-absolutely rich and tasty. Didn't give it a 5 star because it did not hold together well even after being refrigerated over an hour. The chocolate never solidified after semi melting on the hot base. Not sure what happened but if any of you have an idea please tell me. As I took it out of the pan with a small spatula it would just fall apart in chunks with liquid chocolate in between. Of course with a nice big dollop of vanilla ice cream on top one would never notice the mess beneath :) !

  • Anniegranny Posted: 02/04/13
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    After reading all the glowing reviews, I thought the steps involved in preparing these bars would be worth the effort. Alas, not in my opinion. Worst of all, was the fact that the filling did not set after baking the full time, and I did test with a toothpick as I would a pecan pie. The bars were thoroughly chilled before cutting but except for the outer ones, the filling oozed and the bars fell apart. I also think that something was missing in the pecan filling. I expected taste like that of a pecan pie. Still, the outer bars, served with a hastily made brownie mix, were the first off the plate. I won't make this again -- not worth the effort and expense. Only the second time in 20 years that SL has let me down.

  • grannyg57 Posted: 02/23/13
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    Perfect..took them to a party and there was not one crumb left. I went right by the recipe and I wouldn't change anything. One tip....after they were cool I turned them out onto a large cutting board and used an electric knife to cut the squares . It makes them cut neater. I always use one when cutting things with nuts, coconut, etc. in it. Makes a prettier presentation. These were great....

  • osequin Posted: 06/09/13
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    These were so so so good. The crust was just the right texture and sweetness and the pecans got nice and caramelized and the coconut got toasted as it baked. The chocolate layer in between the crust and the pecans was perfect. It's expensive to make but is sure to please all pecan lovers!

  • BamaBeth Posted: 12/24/13
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    I made these for Christmas Eve and they were delish! I did not add the cocoa to the crust. I used 2 c. flour instead. I baked them for about 40 minutes and they set perfectly. I did not even put them in the frig. and they held together. I will enjoy sharing these with friends and family during holidays.

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