Sorghum Pecan Bars with Frosting

2 C flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C light brown sugar
1/2 C butter, softened
3/4 C sorghum
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 C pecans, chopped

1/2 C butter, softened
2 oz cream cheese
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp sorghum
1/4 C confectioners sugar
toasted pecan halves for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8×8 pan.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour and soda.
3. In a large bowl blend sugar and butter to form a grainy paste. Add sorghum, egg and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Add flour mixture and pecans. Beat at low speed just until combined.
4. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with spatula. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack; cool completely before frosting.

1. In a medium bowl, cream butter and cream cheese. Add brown sugar and sorghum, beating until smooth. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners sugar, mixing until smooth.
2. Spread frosting on cooled bars, cut and garnish each with a toasted pecan half.

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