Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Today’s recipe comes from the lovely Megan. She lives super far away but we seem to agree on a lot of things, like the importance of chocolate, magazines, and cute dogs. I appreciate that.
I can now attest that Megan is exactly right in saying that these are what you should make when you feel like a disaster. I made these yesterday somewhere around the middle of a long and ridiculous Monday. I came home feeling covered in powdered sugar and with the kind of headache that twenty screaming five-year-olds at a birthday party cause. I turned the oven on as soon as I walked in the door. I made these, and I felt better. Or butter. Either way.
I like recipes that require only about five minutes of actual work. Heck, it took me longer than that to remember how many scoops of coffee I put in the grinder yesterday afternoon, a task I’ve done approximately eleven zillion times. It was a long day. If you’re having a long day, and the fact that it’s only four (!) days before Christmas is freaking you out, please make these. They can be a gift to you, if necessary. I won’t tell the present police.
Quick Toffee Squares
Take a Megabite
heaping 2 cups of chocolate chips
crushed candy cane or nuts for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 350°. Mix all of the ingredients together using a wooden spoon and some muscle or an electric mixer. When everything is combined fabulously press into the bottom of a jelly-roll-sized baking sheet (the smaller of the baking sheets). Bake for 15 minutes.
Take out of the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top. Cover with another baking sheet to trap the heat in and melt the chocolate. If your chocolate chips don’t want to melt (as mine didn’t), set your oven on “warm” (about 200°F), and stick the sheet in there for a few minutes. Once the chips have melted a bit more, spread them out with a spatula.
Once the chocolate has melted spread evenly and sprinkle with candy cane bits or nuts. Slice and eat!