2 cups (10 oz) shelled salted pistachios
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1-3/4 cup flour
1 bag dark chocolate chips (12 oz)
1/2 tsp sea salt (if desired)
Place 2 cups shelled salted pistachios into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 10 minutes until smooth and creamy. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with foil, then coat generously with PAM.
With a stand mixer, mix pistachio butter, softened butter and both sugars on medium for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. If your pistachios are unsalted add 1/2 tsp salt.
Add flour and mix on low speed until blended.
Stir in dark chocolate chips.
Drop into prepared pan. Spread out with spatula or fingers.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until top starts to brown. Let bars cool before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.