Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hello Dolly Bars (aka 7 Layer Bars)

Melt 1 stick of butter in an 8 inch square pan (I use a 1/2 stick).

Add 1 cup of crushed graham crackers (I like TJ's Cinnamon Graham Crackers) and press in bottom of pan.

Sprinkle 6 oz chocolate chips, 6 oz butterscotch chips, 1 cup coconut, 1 cup chopped pecans.

Pour 1 can of condensed milk over ingredients and bake in 35 oven for 10 minutes.

(I usually refrigerate the bars to help them congeal.) Enjoy!

From the kitchen of: Laura T.

White Chocolate Popcorn

1 (3.3 oz) bag butter-flavored microwave popcorn, popped
1 cup salted mixed peanuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1 (12 oz) package which chocolate morsels
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix nuts, cranberries and cinnamon in large bowl. Stir in popped popcorn, discarding any un-popped kernels.

Microwave white chocolate morsels in a glass bowl on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth. Stir chocolate at 30-second intervals to avoid burning. Pour chocolate over popcorn mixture, stirring until evenly coated.

Spread mixture in a 15 x 10 inch jelly pan. Let stand 15 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Break into pieces, serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


From the kitchen of: Rhea Y.