Thursday, December 20, 2012


Our Sunday School Class, the Bible Boomers, had their Christmas party Saturday night.  What a fun evening!  And so much good food. 

I wasn't able to get pictures of everything that I wanted to because my battery was low and the lighting wasn't good.  I did get a good picture of Margie's dessert and hope to get a couple of more recipes of food I was able to get pictures of.  

I also have a couple of pictures to share of Karen's, our hostess, creativity.  Don't forget to check them out below the recipe.                       

 Chunky Pecan Pie Bars
1 ½   c        all-purpose flour
½      c        (1 stick) butter, softened
¼      c        packed brown sugar
3                 large eggs
¾      c        corn syrup
¾      c        granulated sugar
2       tbsp  butter, melted
1       tsp    vanilla
1 ¾   c        (11.5-oz. pkg) semi-sweet chocolate chunks
1 ½   c        coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350*F.  Grease 13x9-inch baking pan.
Crust:  Beat flour, butter and brown sugar in small mixer bowl until crumbly.  Press into pan.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Filling:  Beat  eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, butter and vanilla in medium bowl with wire whisk.  Stir in chunks and nuts.  Pour evenly over baked crust.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.
Cool completely in pan or wire rack.  Cut into bars.

Karen decorated some beer bottles to look like Rudolph.  She had to remove the little label off the neck of the bottle.  So cute with the moveable eyes, red pom pom, and the brown pipe cleaners bent for the antlers.

She also covered large pictures of her kids with wrapping papers and ribbon and left them hanging on the wall.  Seeing them was one of my "Why didn't I ever think of that" Moment. 


  1. I have everything to make these and that will be one of my projects for tomorrow.. Thanks for the recipe!!!!!!!!Love you Pat....

    1. Love you, too, Marie. Glad it will be easy for you to make. I made Mother's Date Loaf Cake yesterday. It is sooooooo good. Need to write a post for it.