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Honey Pecan Bars

2-tsp plus 1/2-cup butter (do not substitute), softened, divided
1/2-cup packed brown sugar
1-egg yolk
1 1/2-cups all-purpose flour
1-cup packed brown sugar
1/2-cup butter
1/4-cup honey
1/2-cup whipping cream
4-cups pecans

Line a 13x9x2 inch-baking pan with aluminum foil, coming over the top
Butter the foil with the 2-tsp of butter
In a mixing bowl, cream remaining butter with 1/2-cup brown sugar
Add the egg yolk and mix well
Gradually mix in the flour
Press into the prepared pan
Bake at 350*F for 15 minutes or until golden
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and honey
Bring to a boil over medium heat
Cook, stirring for 3 minutes
Remove from heat
Stir in cream and pecans
Pour over crust
Bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly
Cool completely on a wire rack
Use the foil to loft the bars out of the pan and place on a cutting board
Gently remove the foil
Cut into 48 bars

Makes 48 bars