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Chewy Pecan Pie Bars

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Ingredients

1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar

Instructions

Pour butter into 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in pecans. Spread over butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven; immediately dust with confectioners' sugar. Cool before cutting. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Vincie Metcalf
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