Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Recipe Wednesday: Fudge Meltaway Bars

I have had a serious sweet tooth lately, and it doesn't help that I live with the devil, errr, my hubby who eats sweets like some people drink water. He's only encouraging my bad habit, but I digress. I received this recipe from a dear friend of mine in Minnesota. Her mom passed away some years ago, but she likes to carry on the tradition her mother started of making these bars on Christmas morning. Since I'm really feeling the fall weather, and the idea of wearing winter boots soon, this recipe came to mind. Enjoy!

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 sq unsweetened chocolate (1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups graham cracker crubs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used Walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp milk or cream
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 sq unsweeted chocolate (1-1/2 oz)
1.Melt 1/2 cup butter and 1 sq chocolate.
2.Blend granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, egg, crumbs, coconut and nuts into butter-chocolate mixture.
3.Mix well and press into ungreased baking dish. 11-1/2 x7-1/2x1-1/2" or square 9x9x1-3/4".
5.Mix 1/4 cup butter, milk, confectioners' sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Spread over crumb mixture. Chill.
6.Melt 1-1/2 sq chocolate and spread evenly over chilled filling. Chill again.
7.Cut into tiny squares before completely firm. Makes 3-4 doz squares.