Friday, May 3, 2019

Chocolate Pecan Bars AND a Bargain Bundle by Donna Fasano

This month, I am offering FALLING FOR THE SINGLE MOM, my 2-book “duet” bundle, for just 99¢ in the Kindle Store. That’s a $6 savings off the regular price of this set. The two books in the bundle are Take Me, I’m Yours and Her Fake Romance.

In Her Fake Romance, Julia Jones is a caterer and a harried mom of a rebellious teen. Julia’s daughter accuses her of having no life; Julia fakes a romance (just to prove her daughter wrong); Julia ends up falling in love. It’s a cute, lighthearted story that I loved writing. Ryan, the hero of the story, is perfect for Julia… it just takes her a while to come to that conclusion.

If I were a caterer like Julia, I think I’d offer my clients these Chocolate Pecan Bars. They’re rich and delicious! Give them a try. I hope you’ll take a look at FALLING FOR A SINGLE MOM, too. You’ll save a bundle! Click here to buy the bundle

Rich Chocolate Pecan Bars

1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 pound pecans, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the crust, cream the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until well combined. Press the dough evenly into an ungreased 13 inch x 9 inch baking pan, making a small lip around the edge like you would a pie crust. Dough will be sticky; sprinkle the dough and your hands lightly with flour. Bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is set but not browned. Allow to cool.

For the topping, combine the butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Over medium heat, stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the semi-sweet chocolate and pecans. Pour over the crust and spread the filling evenly, staying within the lip of the crust. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the filling is set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut into bars and serve. Wrap remaining bars in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator.


Hey, readers! You are invited to the Sweet Romance Reads Mother's Day Event. All the fun will take place on May 9th on Facebook. Click here to join the party. You muct click GOING (rather than just "interested") in order to participate. Hope to see you there! Here's a link to the Facebook event page:


  1. I love pecans! I add them to my oatmeal every day. :) I'm a nut person too. We have a tub in the fridge at all times. They're a great healthy snack in moderation.
    Thanks for the bundle deal. Have a great weekend.

    1. I keep nuts on hand all the time, too. I like to bake and nuts are delicious in almost any baked good. :) Thank you for stopping by, Kimberly!

  2. What a great book bargain, Donna! And thank you for the yummy-sounding recipe!!

    1. You're welcome, Magdalena! Thanks for commenting! :)

  3. Thanks for the yummy recipe, Donna, and the book bargain. So sorry I'm missing our Mother's Day party. It will be so much fun!

    1. Josie, you will have a fantastic time on your trip. I just know it!

  4. The pecan bars look delicious. Pecans with chocolate is the perfect combination.

  5. Thanks for the delicious recipe. I think I gained weight reading the recipe.

  6. I love when people post great recipes.