BETTY’S PECAN BARS

This is a recipe from my mother (Betty) and these bars have been a Christmas treat for as long as I can remember (second only to my mom’s divinity!) They are easy & delicious!
[THESE SERVED EVERY FALL AT OPEN HOUSE!]

Batter ingredients:
1 cup of Butter or Margarine (good quality and very soft) 1/4 tsp. Salt
1 cup of Brown sugar
1 Extra Large Egg
½ tsp. Vanilla
2 Cups Sifted Flour
Topping ingredients:
1 Egg
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/4 cup Chopped Pecan pieces (from Navidad Farms of course)

Combine all above batter ingredients together and mix well. Spread batter into slightly greased large Cookie sheet (with sides or a jelly oll pan). The batter will be stiff and hard to spread, but try to spread as evenly as possible with knife over entire pan. Brush one well-beaten egg over top of batter, then sprinkle ½ cup of brown sugar over batter, then sprinkle 1 1/4 cup chopped Navidad Pecans over brown sugar, and then top with another ½ cup of brown sugar. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool pan on rack for 10 minutes and then cut in desired sized squares and remove from baking pan. ENJOY!