Saturday, August 29, 2015

Chocolate Walnut Pie BARS - 52 Cookie Recipes for Church PotLuck and Catering

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Ooey Gooey Adult version of a chocolate chip cookie.

FAST and EASY to make, that's why I love BAR COOKIES (just bake and slice).

This recipe features a crispy crunchy crust, the filling is simple to make and whne baked, the gooey chocolate filling sinks to the middle allowing a few chips and the walnuts to flaot to the top for a wonderful deliciously appealing presentation.

Sweet (some say too sweet), but for a chocolate lovers dessert, these are WONDERFUL!  Perfect to take to any large PotLuck dish passing occasion... The chocolate lovers will be thrilled!

Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe...

 OK... Here's what I did...

Walnut Pie BARS

  • 1-1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter, Softened to Room Temperature
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 TBS Melted Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Cups Walnuts, Coarsely Chopped
Cooking Directions
  1. FOR THE CRUST - Line a 9X13 Casserole pan with parchment paper. The bars are very gooey, this will prevent them from sticking to the pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat Butter and sugar until creamy. Add the flour and stir to combine. Press into bottom of prepared 9X13 Casserole Pan.
  3. Bake in 350 degree pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
  4. FOR THE FILLING - While the crust is baking, prepare the filling... Back to a clean bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  5. Add Chocolate chips and walnuts and stir by hand to combine.
  6. Pour this mix on top of the hot crust, evenly distribute.
  7. Return to the 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes until the center is set (does not jiggle when shook).
  8. Cool completely before slicing into 1-1/2 inch squares. Store in a covered dish in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve chilled and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook COOKIE, BARS and TRUFFLES"!!!

Old school like classic criss cross peanut butter to new takes on interesting recipes like a beautiful Red Velvet with the cream cheese mixed inside the cookie, accented with white chocolate chips!  Even a Pineapple Cream Cheese EASY Bar with only 5 ingredients! 
Stop on by, there's always a new cookie in the cookie jar!

This recipe has also been added to my growing list of
"52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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