Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chattanooga Chew Chews

Good day to all of you!  Sorry I've been MIA for awhile, but I was busy with getting ready for Christmas and there wasn't always time to grab the camera and take step by step pictures of the recipes. I do want to share a few with you now, maybe you can use them for a New Year's party.  I've got my stuff all ready for my annual New Year's day meal of Black eyed peas!

I got this recipe back in 2008 and everyone seems to really like these bars.  I usually double the recipe and make them in a 9" x 13" pan.

Chattanooga Chew Chews

4 Tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans (sprinkle on top of the crust)

1/2 cup (8 Tablespoons) butter
6 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, or less

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.  Or don't line it with anything.  The bottom isn't that sticky but the sides are, so you'll have to pry them a bit if you don't.

Prepare the crust.  In a mixing bowl, stir together the softened butter and brown sugar until well blended.  Stir in the flour. Mixture will be very dry and border on sand-like.  Pour it into the prepared pan and press down as much as possible.  Sprinkle the pecans over top.  Set aside for now.

Prepare the topping.  Place the butter in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat; when butter is mostly melted, stir in the brown sugar.  Continue heating until mixture begins to boil, boiling for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Pour the hot mixture over the crust.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips over top.  Let the chips sit for a few minutes to melt, then gently spread the with a spatula to coat.

Allow the bars to cool for at least 5 hours.  If you want to speed things up, let then cool for about 30 minutes at room temperature, then put then in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.  When chocolate is firm but still soft, cut into bars.

I cut these on the small size because they are rich.

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Well I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, we did, but now on to the New Year!   Mary

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to share this cute picture with you that I found on the internet.

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope that you day is one filled with lots of love and laughter and hope you have a Blessed day with whomever you choose to share it with!