These sumptuous dessert squares feature a nutty caramel filling. Keep them in mind for holiday parties and potlucks.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Chocolate Praline Squares

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  • For crust, stir together flour and powdered sugar. Cut in the 3/4 cup butter until pieces are the size of small peas. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups pecans. Press into a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake in a 325 degree F oven 25 minutes or until light brown.

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  • For filling, in a medium saucepan combine light and dark corn syrups, brown sugar, and the 1/4 cup butter. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Beat eggs with an electric mixer on low speed until mixed. Continue beating, slowly adding hot mixture. Stir in 2 cups pecans, peel, and vanilla.

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  • Pour filling onto crust. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack; chill to store. To serve, cut into squares. If desired, serve with Orange Cream and additional finely shredded orange peel. Makes 24 squares.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Praline Squares)

348 calories; total fat 22g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 36mg; sodium 115mg; carbohydrates 37g; fiber 1g; protein 4g; vitamin a 113RE; calcium 20mg; iron 2mg.

Orange Cream

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  • Combine whipping cream, sugar, and sour cream; beat until mixture starts to thicken. Add orange liqueur or orange extract, orange peel, and vanilla; beat on low speed just until soft peaks form (tips curl).

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