25 May, 2021
Pecan Praline Bar CookiesComments : 2 Posted in : Dessert on by : Cook Plate Fork Tags: cookie bars, cookies, dessert, pecans, praline, praline cookies
According to Wikipedia’s research, praline is is a form of confection containing at a minimum culinary nuts, usually almonds and hazelnuts, and sugar. Cream is also a common third ingredient.
There are three types:
Praline is prepared and used as a filling in chocolates and other sweets.
A praline cookie is usually a cookie base topped with praline and nuts.
Preparing and Baking Pecan Praline Cookie Bars
The same as a cookie but only in a bar. The cookie or bars have a shortbread base.
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
2 cups pecan pieces
Heat oven to 350°F.
To prepare crust place flour, 3/4 cup butter, and 1/2 cup brown sugar in food processor and pulse until mixture forms small lumps.
Place in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and pat crust mixture evenly across bottom of baking dish.
Bake 20 minutes or until light golden. Remove from oven.
While crust bakes, melt remaining butter in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in honey and cream, then dissolve remaining brown sugar. Bring to a boil.
Cook 1 minute, remove from heat and stir in pecans.
Pour topping evenly over hot crust.
Return to oven and bake 20 minutes longer or until topping is browned and bubbling.
Let cool for about 15-20 minutes – than cut into squares and serve.
Optional to serve with vanilla ice cream.
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