Friday, October 5, 2007

Linda's Hearth

Years ago I put together a small collection of my favorite at home recipes into a mini booklet and handed out as christmas gifts to friends and family. My son who is now on the cusp of turning thirteen was a year and a half at the time. This recipe is from that collection-an old favorite. These are a delicious, super simple treat perfect for a hungry after school crowd. Making them is a great way to bring the neighbor's together.

Blue Corn Bars

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup blue corn

1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar then add the vanilla and eggs. Stir in the oatmeal, blue corn and flour. Mix well between each addition. Spread into 13x9 pan and bake for 15 minutes. Cool.
In a double boiler (a small sauce pan will do) combine the chocolate, butter and water. Melt while stirring. Pour the chocolate over the cooled pan. Let the chocolate harden slightly, then cut into bars and refrigerate.

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