This is kind of a turtle type bar. I mde it for Thanksgiving. I definitely recommend chopping up the pecans. When you cut the bars it will be easier to keep it in nice little squares.
Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup pecan halves, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F
Combine all crust ingredients except pecans in bowl. Beat at medium speed until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Press onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Place pecans evenly over unbaked crust.
Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until entire surface of mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour evenly over pecans and crust.
Bake 18-22 minutes or until entire caramel layer is bubbly. (Do not overbake.) Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with chips; allow to melt slightly. Swirl chips leaving some whole for a marbled effect. Cool completely; cut into bars.