1 cup granulated sugar (or use half brown granulated)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pour sugar into a lightweight food storage bag. Tie with twine or ribbon and cut off excess plastic bag end, if necessary. Fit bag into the bottom of a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar. '
Pour in half of the nuts, the chocolate chips, and remaining nuts. Into another food storage bag, add flour and pinch of salt.
Tie bag and cut off some of the excess end as before. Fit into the top of the jar then screw on top.
Directions for gift:
1 9-inch pastry shell, unbaked
4-oz melted butter
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 325°.
Remove the bag of sugar from jar. Set aside. Pour nuts and chocolate chips into pie shell, spreading evenly. In a small mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs.
Empty the sugar and flour bags into the bowl, stirring to blend well.
Whisk in 1 tsp vanilla and the melted butter. Blend well. Pour batter evenly over nuts and chocolate chips.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until nicely browned. Chill thoroughly before cutting. Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
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