Chocolate Pecan Bars

1¼ cups flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup margarine; room temp
1 cup Pecan Valley Pecan Pieces
¼ cup margarine
1 ounce semi sweet chocolate square
3 eggs
1¼ cups brown sugar; firmly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. In large mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in the pecans. Press mix into a buttered 13-inch-by-9-inch pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes until golden.
3. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine butter and chocolate. Stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Add the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix until blended. Pour over crust. Return to oven.
4. Continue baking for 20 minutes longer until top is set. Cool.
5. Dust with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.

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