Recipe of the Month

The cooks at our schools aren't the only members of the Opaa! family with culinary flair. In fact, each month we feature frequently requested, unique and tasty recipes submitted by fellow Opaa! employees. We hope you enjoy this month's selection:

CHUNKY PECAN PIE BARS

Crust:
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup butter, softened
¼ cup packed brown sugar

Filling:
3 large eggs
¾ cup corn syrup
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ¾ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks (Nestle)
1½ cups coarsely chopped pecans

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 baking pan

Crust: Beat flour, butter and brown sugar in small mixing 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 a medium Bowl with wire whisk. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts. Pour evenly over baked Crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan or wire rack.

Cut into 18 bars.

Contributed by: Robin Paulson
Regional Director of Operations
Nixa, Missouri