Friday, October 8, 2010

Toll House Pie Bars - Week #2 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies


Certain foods remind me of special moments, memories or adventures in my life.  When I think of Toll House Pie I think of my freshman year in college.  My room-mate and I would order up a whole Toll House Pie from a local diner and share it together (no worries, we wouldn't eat the whole pie  in one sitting but rather over a couple of days).  Sometimes we would splurg even further and get a good vanilla ice cream to serve it along side a warm piece of the pie.  HEAVEN!!!! :-)

Immediately when I saw this recipe for Toll House Pie Bars on Crazy Daisy's blog I thought back to those yummy happy memories of sharing this kind of pie with my dear college room-mate, Shannon.  I couldn't wait to make these bars!  Well, it only took 3 months later when I finally did end up making this d'lish recipe.  I needed to find a recipe for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies group I am part of.  So viola! - no better excuse than to make this yummy and festive recipe!



I am so glad I made it!  Perfectly easy to make and EXTREMELY scrumptious!  The original recipe called for chopped walnuts but since I didn't have any I used chopped pecans and I actually think that by using the pecans instead of the walnuts my bars turned out much more "Christmas-y" than if I had used walnuts.  But that's just my opinion...use which ever nuts you like. :-)


Toll House Pie Bars
(recipe from Crazy Daisy- thanks for such a great recipe!!!)

Ingredients:


1 1/2 cups flour

1 stick butter, unsalted - softened

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3 large eggs

3/4 cup light corn syrup

3/4 cup sugar

2 Tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp butter

1 (12oz.) bag of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

1 3/4 cups chopped nuts - walnuts or pecans

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.

2. Beat together flour, softened butter and brown sugar until crumbly.  Pour into prepared pan...



....and then press down all over the bottom of the pan....



3. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.  While baking making the filling.

4. Combine eggs, white sugar, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract....



....beat well all together.   Add in chocolate chips and chopped nuts....



....and stir well.

5. Pour filling batter over baked layer when fresh out of oven and still hot....



....spread over completely with a rubber spatula...



6. Pop in oven for 25-30 minutes or until center is set.  Cool completely (if you can wait that long!) on a wire rack and then cut into squares.  I found that smaller rather than bigger squares were best....these little treasures of  bars are sweet!



Savor, share and enjoy! 



Don't forget to go check out all the other delicious cookies/bars/candy creations from the rest of the members of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies group with the links below.

Happy Toll House Pie Bars Baking!

This post has been linked up to Mommy's Kitchen for Pot Luck Sunday

                                                     Week 2 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:



22 comments:

  1. Oh, I once saw Paula Deen make this in pie form. It looked so gooey and rich. But, I think your bar form is better because you can hold it in your hand. Your bars look chock full of goodness. They're a nice change from the regular chocolate chip cookie.

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  2. Holy cow! Those look unbelievably good!

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  3. Love this pie. I've never made it or even tried it. You keep making me add stuff to my list of things to make. I hope your party was open to everyone. Let me know if it was okay that I joined in.
    mickey

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  4. I'm looking forward to this every week because I just love checking out all the yummy recipes. I have a recipe for a chocolate chip pie and your bars easily trump that. The corn syrup must make them gooey. Sort of pecan pie-ish. Oh, I bet there are good. Yum!!!

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  5. These look so good!! Thanks for posting them! I've definitely bookmarked this page to add these to my Christmas goodies this year!!

    Blessings~
    ~Heidi

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  6. Ok - this settles it - I MUST make these for next week.

    If I can keep from eating it all myself first!

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  7. Oh this looks so good and gooey. I was totally thinking of something different when I read the title, but these are much better than I was expecting. mmm!

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  8. I love it when foods bring back great memories. These look delicious, and easy too! I will have to try them.

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  9. They all looks fantastic! So many delicious treats!

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  10. I love bars and yours look so DELICIOUS!

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  11. Everything about these is yum! And perfect for the holidays.

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  12. Now this is what I have a weakness for. They look great. I love the 12 days of cookies idea. I've seen that on the Food Network before. That would be something fun to do for friends during the holidays.

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  13. My family loves Toll House Pie. These look so easy and good.

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  14. Avril~
    Just wanted to let you know that I made these yesterday for a church picnic and they were divine! So easy to make too!!

    Thanks for a great recipe!!!!

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  15. Oh YUM! These look so delicious!! What a fun recipe group. Can't wait to see what other wonderful things you come up with.

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  16. I've never heard of a Toll House Pie but after seeing these bars, I'm super curious! They look so good!

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  17. These look so tasty! Definitely want to try with Pecans!

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  18. Oh man! There's drool all over my desk right now :) These look so yummy!

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  19. I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love Tollhouse Pie so I will definitely have to make this very soon. Bookmarking recipe right now. :)

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