These little Pecan Fudge Crunch Bars of heaven are super quick & easy to make! A soft & chewy cookie base topped with oodles of silky melted chocolate, finished off with crunchy chopped pecans & indulgent fudge pieces. Do you need any more justification to make them that that?!
Here is what you will need to make 16 bars.
Preheat your oven to 180°C/Fan 170°C and lightly grease & line your tin with baking paper.
Firstly, in an electric stand mixer or in a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, cream together the butter & sugar until light & fluffy.
Then add in the egg yolk, vanilla extract and the salt & give it a mix until it’s nice & smooth again.
Next, dump in the flour and beat again until it comes together to form a dough. You can do this in the mixer still or, like me, by hand with a spatula.
Press the dough out evenly into the base of your prepared tin.
Place into the oven to bake for 18-22 minutes until golden on top.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, chop your milk chocolate (if using) and your pecans.
While the cookie base is still hot, spread over the chopped chocolate/chocolate chips and allow to melt. Smooth around with a spatula a little bit to encourage it.
Then scatter the chopped pecans evenly over the melted chocolate.
Followed by the fudge pieces…
Allow to cool completely in the tin before removing & slicing into 16 bars (4 x 4 grid.)
Store in an airtight container at room temperature (I prefer metal) and consume within 5 days.
And there you have it! Didn’t I tell you it was easy? You don’t even have to go out your way to melt the chocolate as the cookie base does it all for you. Nice and simple! These really are delightful little treats though, I highly recommend you give them a go. I’ve naturally taste tested at least 7 bars myself just to make sure they’re safe for public consumption. I think you’re all good to go!
I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next time.