Recipe by A Messy Cook
Luscious, rich, creamy...and delightfully versatile. Using a simple basic recipe, plus whatever "add-ins" you want, you can turn out an unlimited amount of varieties for friends, family, or personal nibbling. :) I slightly tweaked a recipe given to me by my college friend Courtney (thanks, Courtney!) and came up with this. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
- 3 cups chocolate chips (1 1/2 bags)
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup nuts or 1 cup candy canes, crushed ("add-ins") or 1 cup dried fruit ("add-ins")
Directions See How It's Made
- Melt chocolate, butter, milk, and vanilla together in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and glossy.
- Stir in your choice of "add-ins.".
- Turn into well-greased 8x8 pan; chill until firm, at least 3 hours, and cut into squares.
- RECOMMENDED VARIATIONS-- Try different types of chocolate chips, or a mixture: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, semi-sweet, butterscotch, mint, cinnamon, etc. Use some dried cranberries or blueberries. Stir in sliced almonds, chopped walnuts (with maple extract rather than vanilla -- mm), peanuts, or chopped pecans. How about macademia nuts and craisins? Crushed peppermint candies, caramels, or M&M's would be great too.