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Fudge Shortbread Bars

  • Intermediate
  • 35 bars
  • 20 min
Baking Success Or Baking Mess

Ingredients

Crust
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup Fleischmann's® Corn Starch
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter cut into piecies
Filling
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.


CRUST: Combine flour, corn starch, powdered sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and beat with mixer at medium speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly into bottom and 1/4-inch up side of prepared pan.


Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. While crust is baking, prepare fudge filling.


FUDGE FILLING: Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in oil, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, salt, vanilla, remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and pecans, if desired.


Pour filling over hot crust. Return to oven and bake 20 minutes or until just set. (Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer for firmer bars.) Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into bars.


Nutritional Claims: Vegetarian, Low in Sodium


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