Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Bars

Ingredients

Crust:

½ cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

½ cup brown sugar

1½ cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder

⅛ teaspoon salt

Filling:

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup corn syrup

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1½ teaspoons vanilla

3 large eggs

2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder

⅛ teaspoon salt

1 (12 oz.) bag dark chocolate chips

2 cups hazelnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 13×9 inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Line pan with parchment paper if desired, then spray paper with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl mix together softened ½ cup + 2 tablespoons butter and brown sugar until well combined. Stir in flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, and ⅛ teaspoon salt until just combined. Press dough down into bottom of pan. Bake crust about 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned around edges.

Meanwhile, mix together granulated sugar, corn syrup, melted 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla, eggs, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, and ⅛ teaspoon salt until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Place cookies back in oven for another 25-30 minutes or until slightly browned and crackly on top. Cool completely.

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