Originally posted on AnnaShortcakes:

My grandfather’s favorite cake was German Chocolate. It was the last dessert I made for him before he passed away. I used fresh, local chicken eggs for the icing, that turned out rich and decadent without being heavy.

Today, when I eat chocolate and coconut together, I think of him. I bet he would like these bars. And I would give anything to be able to make a plate of these for him.

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German Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars from Southern Living, Sept 2012

  • 3 cups pecan halves and pieces
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast the pecans in a shallow…

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