Picture ripped off of the Land ‘o Lakes website
When I had the bottom layer in the pan, I got skeptical that this would work well. It turned out fantastic, is pretty, fast and easy.
2 c all purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup pecan halves
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350. Combine all crust ingredients except pecans in a bowl and beat until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press into bottom of ungreased 13X9 baking pan. Place pecans evenly over unbaked crust. Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in 1 quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until entire surface of mixture begins to boil. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Pour mixture evenly over pecans. Bake 18-22 minutes or until carmel layer is bubble (DO NOT overbake). Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chips; allow to melt slightly before swirling melted chips over bars. Cool completely and cut into 36 bars.