Happy Monday everyone! 22 days until Christmas! Are you ready?
Today for 20 days of Christmas Cookies, I have a guest sharing a recipe. This is one of my very good friends, Jen. Jen and I became friends while we lived in Iowa and our oldest boys started preschool together. After our boys got to know each other, they became just as good of friends as their Mom’s. Her second son and my youngest followed right in toe and became best buds too. While we were in Iowa we had purchased land to build a home and at the time didn’t know Jen or her family, but our new home ended up being almost right in their backyard. Our boys did not even have to cross a road to get together to play, it was perfect! Although we have now moved to Minnesota, our friendship remains strong. I really miss her and her family every day though.
Jen and her family have a really great family tradition. Every year at the beginning of December, they get together for a Cookie Bake/exchange. I was honored to be apart of this for two years and it was a blast! This is a pretty big family and I know that this year they made over 5000+ cookies in one day! How amazing is that?! Today I am sharing one of the cookie bars that she made this year for the exchange. Thanks, Jen, for sharing your yummy goodie today!
Chocolate Walnut Pie Bars (Nestle Toll House)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup (stick) butter or margarine softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
3/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups(12 oz package) of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
For Crust: Beat flour, butter and brown sugar in small mixing bowl until crumbly. Press onto bottom of greased 13×9 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
For Filling: Beat together eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts pour over hot crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 3 dozen bars