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Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

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A cake mix to make Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars? You bet! With Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake Mix chock full of chocolate chips and pecans, you can also create an extra-special effect with a chocolate sauce drizzle.

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Servings: Makes about 20 bars.
  • Difficulty: Super Simple
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  • Cookie Bars:
  • 1 package Classic Yellow Cake Mix
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Drizzle:
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. shortening

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour 13"x 9" pan.
  2. For cookie bars, combine cake mix, melted butter, brown sugar, water, eggs, 1½ cups chocolate chips and pecans in large bowl. Mix with spoon until thoroughly blended. Spread in pan.
  3. Bake at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely.
  4. For drizzle, combine ½ cup chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high power for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat until chocolate is melted. Drizzle over cooled bars. Allow chocolate to set before cutting into bars.

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use milk

use milk

Instead of water in cakes or brownies, etc., use milk instead! makes the cakes more moist! i've been baking-decorating cakes for over a year and i absolutely LOVE IT!!!

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Spice & carrot cake

to make a white cake into a spice cake just add a pinch of nutmeg, ground ginger, and cinnamon. But if you want a carrot cake just add some shredded carrots to any veriaty of spice cake.

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