Chocolate Covered Pecan Fingers

¾ cups powdered sugar
⅓ cup shortening
⅓ cup margarine or unsalted butter; softened
1½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar; firmly packed
1 cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 6-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips
Powdered sugar

1. Mix powdered sugar, shortening and margarine in large bowl thoroughly. Stir in 1½ cups flour and ½ teaspoon salt. Press mixture firmly in 11-inch-by-7-inch-by-1½-inch rectangular dish. Microwave uncovered on HIGH 4 to 6 minutes, rotating dish ¼ turn after 2 minutes, until no longer doughy.
2. Mix remaining vanilla and chocolate chips; spread over hot layer. Microwave uncovered 6 minutes, rotating dish ¼ turn after 3 minutes.
3. Immediately sprinkle warm bars with chocolate chips. Microwave uncovered about 1 minute or until chocolate is melted; spread over bars. Cool completely.
4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into about 3-inch-by-1-inch bars.

Makes 28 bars

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