Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bob's Hot Fudge Sauce

Another dessert! I promise that isn't all I make!
I got this recipe from Angel Shannon's "Stick of Butter" cookbook. It should come with a WARNING! It is highly addictive.
12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
2 sticks of butter
2 2/3 c evaporated milk (I made mine with non fat dried milk- FOODSTORAGE)
4 c powdered sugar
2 t vanilla
Melt choc. chips and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and powdered sugar: bring to a boil. Boil and stir constantly for 8 mins. (or a little longer if your arm can take it). Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir well. Poor into clean canning jars. makes about 3 pints and some leftover for licking!
I have no idea who Bob is, but THANK YOU!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Need a SPECIAL Dessert for the Holidays?

A few years ago I came across a great recipe for a cheeseball, but this one is sweet! If you like cheesecake and chocolate chips, this recipe is for you.
Everytime I make this, I get comments, like, "OH MY", "I could never make this", "This is so good". I will warn you- it is addicting, my kids eat it by the spoonful, when I let them.

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball
1 8 oz pkg of cream cheese, softened
1/2 c butter, softened
3/4 c confectioners sugar
2 T brown sugar
1/4 t vanilla
3/4 c mini semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c finely chopped candied pecans
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until very smooth. Mix in confectioners sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Take plastic wrap and line a small bowl ( a small Tupperware bowl is good, smaller than a cereal bowl, more like a storage container- I have used a gladware round container too)- with the plastic wrap, I lay one piece one way and then lay another the opposite way. Place all of the mixture in the lined bowl and press down to get out air bubbles. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Take the cheese ball out of the refrigerator before serving and unwrap. Roll in finely chopped candied pecans and place on a plate, flat side down.
Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, shortbread cookies, etc.
**Note I haven't been able to find graham cracker sticks anywhere, but plain graham crackers work fine.