I enjoy good food.
I'm not a McDonalds, or even Arby's kind of girl (except for their Mozzarella sticks, but lets face it: fried cheese is good just about anywhere).
I'm not even a Chili's or Applebee's kind of girl.
When it comes down to it, I love good food.
To me, the holidays scream good food, sweets, treats, and family – and no holiday would be complete without Pecan Pie.
Since I'm a Trim Healthy Mama, traditional pecan pie is out, but that doesn't meant I have to be deprived. With a little creativity, some internet research, and a bit of trial and error I was able to combine chocolate and pecan pie into a THM S Pecan Pie Bar that is truly delectable.
After all, there is no reason you should have to deprive yourself to lose weight on Trim Healthy Mama.
Here is my masterpiece: a crispy, buttery crust, a delectable chocolate layer, and a gooey sweet pecan layer that will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you to embrace the sweets & treats of the holidays:
THM Pecan Pie Bars
- Caramel Sauce:
- 1 cup Gentle Sweet (or equivalent)
- ½ cup Water
- ½ cup Heavy Cream
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Glycerin
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¼ tsp Xanthan Gum
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Melted Butter
- 1 tbsp Unsulphured Molasses
- ½ tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1 cup Pecans
- To make the caramel sauce, combine the Gentle Sweet and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Let the sweeteners dissolve and then stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil 9-11 minutes, until mixture darkens slightly.
- Remove from the heat and add the cream and butter. Stir in the vegetable glycerin and vanilla, then add the xanthan gum.
- Let the mixture cool 20-30 minutes while you prepare the rest of the pie filling.
- For the filling: whisk the eggs, melted butter, molassas and salt - then poor into the cooled caramel sauce.
- Sprinkle your prepared crust with the pecans, then poor the filling mixture over the entire crust. Bake for 20 minutes at 325.