2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Crust: preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large mixer bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and butter, beat at medium speed 2 to 3 minutes. Press into ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Pat pecan halves evenly into unbaked crust.
Topping: In small heavy saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Boil 1 minute stirring constantly; pour over crust.
Bake in center of oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until topping is bubbly and crust is a light golden brown. Remove from oven. Sprinkle on chocolate chips, do not spread. Cool on wire racks. Cut into bars.
Recipe yields about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.