2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup maple syrup (or 1 cup honey thinned with water)
3 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup) (or use finely chopped semisweet chocolate)
3 tbsp butter
A few walnut halves for decorating (optional)
Preheat Oven 325F. Line the bottom and sides of 8 inch square baking pan with wax papaer and lightly grease the paper.
Whisk together eggs, vanilla and salt.
In another bowl, mix together chopped pecan and the flour.
Meanwhile in a saucepan, bring the sugar and maple syrup to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate and butter
Blend it thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
Mix in the egg mixture and then fold in the walnut mixture.
Pour this mixture into the baking pan and bake until set, about 35 minutes.
Cut them into squares and press pecan halves on top while its still slightly warm. Cool the pan for 10-15 minutes before unmolding.
Cool in a wire rack and enjoy.