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Butter Pecan Squares

Makes about 16 squaresSouthern Home Cooking

Prep Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 30 min


  • 1/2   cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2   cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1      egg
  • 1      teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4   cup all-purpose flour
  • 2      cups (11.5-ounces package) Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips, divided
  • 3/4   cup chopped pecans, divided


Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease 8-or 9-inch square baking pan.

  1. In a medium bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until fluffy.  Next, stir in flour. Stir in 1 cup milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup pecans.  Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.

  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle remaining 1 cup chips over surface.  Let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until chips soften and spread evenly.

  3. Immediately sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup pecans over top; press gently onto chocolate.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack.  Cut into squares.

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