Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

These Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars are a rich, dark take on the classic holiday treat.

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving with friends, family, delicious food and hopefully, a little time to relax.

As our boys move into their adult lives, it gets a little harder each year to get everyone home for the holidays. We weren’t sure it was going to happen for us right up until the last minute, but they did it! I’ve been in full mama-mode and feeling extremely grateful to have all four of them here with us for Thanksgiving.

Today I’m sharing an irresistible take on an old favorite recipe as we shift gears to the holiday baking season.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

For these Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars, I started with my mom’s incredible shortbread crust recipe as the base layer and while still hot from the oven, I topped it with a gooey, chocolaty, bourbon-spiked pecan topping that is downright heavenly.  

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

SCHARFFEN BERGER 100% Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder and a touch of bourbon add complexity and a delicious depth of flavor to this recipe.

I can’t say enough about this rustic, grown-up take on pecan pie bars.

I’m also thrilled to report that they freeze beautifully! I made and froze them over a week before Thanksgiving, thawed them overnight in the refrigerator, and they were a perfectly fresh and delicious addition to my dessert offerings. Such a fabulous aspect to holiday recipes.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

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But, not just any chocolate.

SCHARFFEN BERGER produces high-quality chocolate in a socially responsible way. They are a Rainforest Alliance Certified™ chocolate maker and work to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities. Their cacao beans are sourced from small cocoa farms and blended to create distinct, complex flavors worthy of all your holiday recipes.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

These bars will make a memorable addition to your holiday cookie trays and I just love dessert recipes you can bake in a 13″ x 9″ pan to serve at gatherings at home or away. They’re easy to transport and I’ve included the make-ahead and freeze instructions on the recipe card below if you’d like to get one task out of the way at this busy time of year.

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

Far easier to prepare than pie and you can still serve them à la mode!

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

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Looking for more holiday bar recipes? I think you’ll love these Cranberry Cheesecake Bars and my Mom’s famous
Lemon Bars.

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