Chocolate Jam Pecan Bars

Chocolate Jam Pecan Bars

I talk about how much I am ready for winter to be over a lot but you can’t blame me when I’m stuck at home again because of another blizzard. On cold days I tend to cook; lucky for my family. Today I strapped on my apron to whip up a batch of one of my cozy desserts. Immediately I thought of a crumble dessert but wanted a pecan twist this week because I love me some pecans, Candied Pecans are to die for, but today I went with more of a coffee and tea dessert with these Chocolate Jam Pecan Bars.


National Pecan day is coming up March 25th and April 14th; I’m not sure why exactly there are two dates BUT even more reason to get your pecan bake on. What are your favourite pecan desserts?


Curiosity always gets the best of me; do you say Pee-CAN or Pee-CAWN?


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Chocolate Jam Pecan Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
  • Crust
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • Topping
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup raspberry or strawberry jam
  • 1½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chip
  1. Crust: Combine flour and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives(cross-slicing blend) until it resembles a crumble.
  2. Press mixture into the bottom of a greased 9" square baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20 minutes or until set but not brown.
  3. Topping: Combine flour, chopped pecans and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives (cross-slicing blend) until a crumble texture.
  4. Spread Jam over hot crust and sprinkle with crumble topping and semi-sweet chocolate chips on top.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool completely before slicing into bars and serving.
Adapted from Best Loved Cookies Nestle cookbook.

For more pecan recipes, check out these recipes for Pecan Coffee Cake MuffinsMaple Pecan PorridgePecan Chocolate Banana BitesChocolate Pecan TartsEasy Butter TartsChocolate Pecan Turtle and Pecan Haystacks.


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  1. I say Pee-CAN lol. These look amazing!
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  2. Well that pan wouldn’t last long in our house, looks so delicious I’m sure it would be eaten QUICKLY
    SoberJulie recently posted..Sinfully Good Southern Pecan PieMy Profile

  3. Those pictures are incredible – YUMMY!
    Jody recently posted..Maple-Pecan PorridgeMy Profile

  4. These look so good! I love the addition of the jam!!
    Jo-Anna recently posted..Chocolate Pecan TartsMy Profile

  5. Victoria Sit says:

    Those looks so so so delicious! I’m not the biggest fan of jam, but I can imagine replacing that with peanut butter or a chocolate spread. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I say Pee-Can, lol
    Thanks for the recipe, this looks too good, I must try it!

  7. These look so good Stacey! There is nothing I like better than a nice square with a cup of tea! Have a lovely week! Angie xo
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  8. Those just look so delicious!!! Thank you very very much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  9. Anne Taylor says:

    Omgosh, these look absolutely delicious! I’m bookmarking this page and will be making these soon for my grandkids and hubby!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Thanks Anne. These are really good, if I do say so. lol Honestly they are and sweet enough that you probably don’t need the chocolate chips on top but really, who doesn’t like chocolate on everything?!

  10. heidi c. says:

    These look absolutely scrumptious!

  11. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    These look really yummy! I might just have to make the family up a batch of these this weekend. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. kristen visser says:

    oh wow do these ever look perfect! i have a craving now! such a good mix of ingrediants !


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