Kim’s Meals: Dessert

By June 23, 2014Mission

This post comes from Kim Berg. Kim is a part of the Oikos here in Pawleys. She is married to Blake and they have 3 awesome boys. She has great ideas on how to make  meals more inviting so that your home feels like home to your students!

 

One of my favorite hobbies is to cook, but it sometimes gets complicated when you throw in a crowd. I always struggled with how to make a meal stretch, always making too much, using my strategy of one serving per person. I quickly learned that everyone does not eat everything.  After 10 years of working at a group home for girls where we served up to 50 people at different events and having a large family myself, I think I finally have gotten the hang of it. The one thing that I have found that will at least get sampled is DESSERT!!! I am going to share a dessert recipe with you that will be great for movie nights, Bible studies, or study breaks…and will STRETCH with little money spent! In fact, I already had all of the ingredients in my pantry at home. This has been a successful treat everywhere I have served it.

 

Chocolate Pretzel Slab Pie

 

What you’ll need:

 

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup butter, softened

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

¾ cup light corn syrup

½ cup butter

⅓ cup honey

4 large eggs, beaten

2 cups chopped pecans

1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup small pretzel twists

 

What you’ll need to do:

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, ½ cup sugar and salt in a bowl. Beat ¾ cup softened butter at medium speed with a mixer until creamy; gradually add flour mixture until blended. Press dough in bottom of a greased 13×9-inch pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, ½ cup butter and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 1 minute, and remove from heat. Stir one-fourth of hot mixture into beaten eggs; add to remaining hot mixture. Stir in pecans; pour filling into crust. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; arrange pretzel twists across the top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set; cool completely. Chill well; cut into slabs to serve. This recipe makes 2 dozen. Slab pie is a great way to stretch a pie to feed a crowd by baking it in a large pan and cutting it into squares.

 

Hope you guys enjoy this sweet treat!

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