Monday, December 12, 2005

Holiday Treats (1)

Peppermint Rocky Road
Originally uploaded by ozdema2.
Here is a super easy holiday sweet treat for all the kids, young and old! It also makes a great gift as it keeps well. For those of you, who keep complaining that you don't have time to bake, the whole thing takes only 10 minutes and no baking needed!

Peppermint Rocky Road


1 bag, 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

3 cups dry roasted peanuts or almonds or walnuts (I used peanuts)

1 bag, 10.5 oz, mini marshmallows

1 large candy cane, crushed*

* Note: If you are already maxed out with the mint -thanks to the amazing peppermint mochas, you can omit the candy cane, but the mint does add some serious kick to this holiday tradition.

Line a rectangular cake pan, (9*13) with wax paper.

1) Melt chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter in microwave, stirring, until smooth and chips are melted. Use medium power and stir every 30 seconds. If you don't have a microwave, you can use a double boiler and melt everything on the stove.

2) Stir in peanuts and marshmallows.

3) Spread the mixture in the greased pan. Sprinkle crushed candy cane on top.

Refrigerate until firm, about 2-3 hours. Once firm, you can cut the bars into small cubes and wrap them individually as gifts.

to be cont'd...

More recipes and pictures are on the way, so stay tuned!

Happy Holidays!

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