Sunday, November 13, 2011

Chocolate Walnut Fudge Bars

Casey's mom, Dawn, came up with another winner. This fudge recipe is a must try for the holidays. It's an incredible fudgy treat with a cookie crust.

If you want to "Wow" your guests for Thanksgiving or Christmas, give it a try.

Chocolate-Walnut Fudge Bars

  • 27 store-bought chocolate wafer cookies (6 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • Pinch of table salt
  • 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 can(14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Coarse salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment, leaving a 2 inch overhang on long sides. Spray parchment.

Pulse wafers in a food processor until finely ground and transfer to a bowl. Add sugar and a pinch of table salt. Melt 6 Tablespoons butter, and stir into crumbs. Press into bottom of dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Heat chocolate, condensed milk, whole milk, remaining 4 tablespoons butter and a pinch of table salt in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until melted. Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture over baked cookie layer, smoothing top with a spatula. Sprinkle walnuts and coarse salt over top, pressing slightly to adhere. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Remove fudge from dish using parchment to lift, and transfer to cutting board; remove parchment. Trim edges of fudge with a sharp knife and cut into bars. Let the smiles begin.

Casey & Mike

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