Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter and more chocolate

Holidays always mean chocolate to me...  It is just one of those things... if there is no chocolate can it really be a holiday?  I say no.  So in that spirit here are some super easy recipes that are guaranteed to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Easy Rocky Road Fudge

12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts

Directions:  Line a 9 x 13 with foil and spray with cooking spray.  Microwave the chips and milk together on high for 1 minute.  Stir and then continue to heat at 30 second intervals until smooth.  Stir in vanilla extract and then fold in marshmallows and walnuts.  Press mixture into prepared pan and refrigerate until set.  Cut into small pieces and serve. 

Makes about 48 servings.  Yea right!  Who are they kidding?  Everyone knows you can't have just one tiny piece of fudge!

Crispy Bars

1 cup of sugar
1 cup of Karo syrup
1 cup of peanut butter
6 cups of crispy rice cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts

Heat sugar and corn syrup to boiling.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter; stir to melt.  Add crispy rice cereal.  Press into buttered 9 x 13.  Melt chips together and spread over rice bars and top with chopped peanuts.  Cool and cut into small squares.

Makes about... oh come on I don't know how many it makes I was eating them as I put them on the plate.  It makes a bunch though.


*** If you came by looking for paper crafts don't despair I am working on some boxes to hold all of these wonderful yummy goodies. 

1 comment:

  1. oh my memere use to make these every Christmas! She did such a yummy job. I use to jsut stand by the dish and eat one after another til I got caught, but i still didn't stop!