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Last Updated on November 29, 2020

Fudgy Pecan Pie Bars

There are some situations in life where food becomes a haven.   It’s a been a rough week for the Bejelly household as we lost our beloved friend and dog, Yuki.  I don’t normally go into the ins and outs of everything that happens in my home.  I prefer to let the recipes be the shining star of my site however I just could not pretend everything was happy cakes and normal  in this post.

Yuki was my first dog.  My husband and I found him at the Humane Society when he was 6 months old.  He was awesome.  Sweet, smart and somehow crazy at the same time.  He loved the Little at first sight even though his experience with children was limited.  He was 11 and suffering from Cancer and we had no idea how quickly he would go downhill.

When I came up with this recipe I was thinking of him.  I didn’t just want photos and memories to serve as reminder of the years that he graced our lives.  I wanted a recipe that comforted me the way that he did.

Ok, this is all rather depressing for such a lovely recipe but I am a firm believer in celebrating the love that graced your life.   I made this with love for Yuki and I’m just happy that it  came out as delicious as it did.

 

Fudgy Pecan Pie Bars

Fudgy Pecan Pie Bars
Yield: 10

Pecan Pie Fudge Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Fudgy Crust

  • 1 cup creamy Almond Butter
  • 4 tbsp Cacao
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg

Pecan Filling

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 eggs

Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/2 85% Dark Chocolate Bar
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make the fudgy crust combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. The mixture will be really sticky.
  3. Pour this into a grease 8" round baking dish and you will have to use a wet a spoon to spread the crust throughout the pan.
  4. In another small add the eggs, honey, sea salt, ghee and vanilla and whisk until well combined.
  5. Pour in the pecans to coat and the pour this on top of the fudgy crust.
  6. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes.
  7. For the chocolate sauce, in a pan warm the coconut oil and half of the chocolate bar until completely melted. Pour over the pecan bars and let chill to set.

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Grace

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Hi there! Looks like a great recipe, and I'm planning on making it for my Grandma's birthday ;) Wondering- can the ghee be replaced with solid coconut oil?

Thanks!

Kelly Bejelly

Thursday 26th of October 2017

Yes, enjoy and happy birthday to your Grandma!

Katie

Thursday 16th of January 2014

you had me at fudgy!

Kait

Sunday 12th of January 2014

I'm so sorry about the loss of your dog - I can only imagine how your family feels. Hopefully things are better now that time has passed some -- hope you have a better new year!!

Lynne

Wednesday 8th of January 2014

What a beautiful face he has; dogs are great teachers- mine opens my heart everyday xxx

Kelly Bejelly

Wednesday 8th of January 2014

Thank you Lynne.

Sherrie | With food + love

Thursday 2nd of January 2014

My heart hurts for you, losing a pet is just the worst.

But luckily, these seriously look amazing; my mouth is watering, drooling on the keyboard.

XO SHERRIE

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 3rd of January 2014

Thank you Sherrie. He was an amazing dog and a space in my heart is missing. The pecan bars are seriously good - like craved them constantly for 2 weeks good.

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