Preheat the oven to 325 F.
First, make a topping of
- 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp hot water (I used coffee -- rum or whisky would be good, too)
- 1/4 tsp salt
Mix together all these ingredients and set aside.
Then, melt together:
- 1 (12 oz.) package semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
... in a small heavy-bottomed pan over very low heat. Stir until fully melted and smooth.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs (one at a time)
- 2 cups sifted flour
Combine thoroughly and spread in the jelly roll pan. (The batter will be thick.) Sprinkle the reserved pecan topping over all, and bake for 20 minutes. When cool, cut into 2 x 1 bars.