*You can find these items at your Illinois farmers market.
1/2 cup soft margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk*
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup raw quick cooking oats*
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans*
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 13x9x2 inch pan.
To start you'll need to make the crust of the bars. To do so, cream the margarine, brown sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and oats.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
Bake for 15-15 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly.
While the crust is baking, make the topping. To do so, in a double-broiler melt the chocolate and butter.
Spread the chocolate mixture over the warm crust. Sprinkle with pecans.
Cool completely before serving. Use a sharp knife to cut into bars.