Chocolate Pecan Fingers
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened (or margarine)|
|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Packed brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Pecans||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|All purpose flour||2 Tablespoon|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
1. Mix powdered sugar, shortening and margarine in large bowl thoroughly. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Press mixture firmly in rectangular dish, 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 inches. Microwave uncovered on high 4 to 6 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn after 2 minutes, until no longer doughy.
2. Mix remaining ingredients; spread over hot layer. Microwave uncovered 6 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn after 3 minutes; cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into about 3 X 1-inch bars. 28 bars; 145 calories per bar. Chocolate-covered Pecan Fingers: Immediately sprinkle warm bars with 1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips. Microwave uncovered about 1 minute or until chocolate is melted; spread over bars. 180 calories per bar.