The ingenious folks at The Village Cook whipped up a dessert that I knew was sure to please the masses. Even better, these bite size bits of heaven can be made on the cheap and incredibly quick. Let's get to it.
- 1/2 cup softened salted butter
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 12 oz. Semi-Sweet chocolate chips
-In a mixing bowl, combine softened butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and condensed milk.
-Add in flour and mini chocolate chips, mixing until smooth
-Unless by divine miracle your dough is ready for rolling and dipping right out of the gate, refrigerate for an hour or so
--When you're ready, remove the dough from aforementioned refrigeration unit--
-Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, but you can go bigger if desired. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
-Melt 12oz. semi-sweet chips & 1 tbs. butter in a microwave safe bowl, heating in 10 second intervals...stir constantly! your chocolate will 'seize up' if you get the chocolate too hot...aka RUINED chocolate ='[
-Once your dipping 'sauce' is good to go, you have a couple of options. I personally tried sticking the dough balls with a tooth pick and dipping, but since my chocolate wasn't as pliable (too much heating...but not ruined!), i just rolled it around in the bowl. It worked out just fine. Otherwise, add the dipping sauce to a freezer bag and shake up the cookie dough balls inside.
The original recipe called for using some of the melted chocolate to make em look extra-awesome. Me...well I opted for a different path.
I took some cinnamon and dusted these bad boys for a nice bit of color and flavor, but the choice is yours.
In summary, this made a batch of about 30 small hand-grenades, not including ones that 'disappeared' in the process. Anyway, I don't expect these to last long because they taste so damn good!! Try these today and be sure to check back tomorrow for something extra tasty!