Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Squares (Gluten-Free)

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When it comes to Thanksgiving in my home, traditionally it is pumpkin pie and chocolate pecan pie. This year I am breaking the tradition and will make chocolate pumpkin cake with ganache and these amazing chocolate pecan shortbread squares. Shortbread is festive on its own but add a chocolate pecan layer over the shortbread and, well you know what I am talking about. It screams delicious!! I promise you, this chocolate pecan shortbread dessert will melt in your mouth. I am still sticking to tradition, well sort of, by making chocolate pumpkin cake and chocolate pecan shortbread, just adding a little twist to my favourite gluten-free Holliday desserts. Yes, I know a lot of chocolate, but if you can’t indulge during holidays when is a good time? For me always haha! What’s great about these squares is, you need 9 ingredients, and you can make them in advance.

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Ingredients

  • SHORTBREAD LAYER
  • 1/2 cup softened salted butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • CHOCOLATE PECAN LAYER
  • 2 Tbsp. salted softened butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or sweetener of choice
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. cream or milk at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 1 cup GF chocolate chips
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F and line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper
  • SHORTBREAD LAYER
  • In a medium bowl beat the butter and sugar until creamy
  • Stir in the flour to combine
  • Evenly spread the batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 15 min
  • CHOCOLATE PECAN LAYER
  • While the shortbread layer is baking, make the chocolate pecan mixture
  • In a medium bowl whisk together butter and maple syrup. Then whisk in the eggs, cream and vanilla
  • Add pecans and chocolate chips and stir to combine. The pecan layer will firm up once finished baking
  • When the base is finished baking pour the chocolate pecan mixture over the top and return back in the oven. Increase heat to 350 F and bake for 40 minutes
  • Cool in the pan before slicing. Serve at room temperature


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