So when I found a recipe for dessert bars that uses white chocolate I had to give it a try. I made them Wednesday night when our college students came over and boy were they glad. I heard “this is the best dessert I have ever had” and “this is amazing.” One of the students even asked if we had enough for him to take a piece home.
So I thought I would share the recipe.
White Chocolate Bars
|2 cups||all-purpose flour|
|1 cup||unsalted butter, softened|
|1 cup||firmly packed light brown sugar|
|1||large egg, room temperature|
|1 tsp.||vanilla extract|
|1 cup||chopped pecans|
|2||4-ounce Ghirardelli white chocolate baking bars|
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the pecans on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes in pre-heated oven.
- Grease a 13 x 9 baking pan. In a small bowl combine the flour and salt. In a large bowl beat the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until creamy. Add the flour mixture and mix thouroughly. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Sprinkle half of the roasted pecans on top of the mixture. Bake for 25 minutes.
- After removing the bars from the oven, break chocolate bars into chips and sprinkle on top while bars are still warm. Let stand for 5 minutes then spread the chocolate in a thin layer. Sprinkle the remaining pecans on top.
Allow the bars to cool before cutting and serving.