Chewy Praline Bars

I have an A+ by this recipe.  I stumbled across this as I was digging through my "Sweets" recipe box.  It's so incredibly amazing!  If you LOVE pralines, you will enjoy this chewy version :)

1-3/4 c unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c unsalted butter, room temp
1/3 c solid vegetable shortening
1-1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 c white vanilla-flavored baking chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat 15x10x1 jelly roll pan w/ cooking spray.

Combine flour and salt in small bowl.
Beat butter, shortening and brown sugar in large bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture an pecans. Spread in prepared pan. Bake at 375 degrees oven 15-20 min, until lightly browned and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Meanwhile,, heat the baking chips in the top of a double boiler over hot, NOT BOILING, water, stirring until chips are melted and smooth. Drizzle cookie with melted chips. Cut into bars.
Makes 50 bars! 
From Family Circle Magazine

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