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November 7th, 2008 No Comments

On today’s TMI,  I refer to a fabulous dessert recipe passed down from one of my Mom’s best friends.

I’m a huge believer that if you are going to bring food to a party, you should make it from scratch.

Here’s something so easy to make, very tasty, and even more impressive.


  • 1 normal sized bag of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 small can of condensed milk (don’t get the store brand)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of pecan pieces
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Wax paper
  • Double boiler or two pots

On the stove (easiest on a gas stove), with the heat on medium, start to melt the chips in a double boiler (or place one small pot with chips inside a larger one with water in it). Add the condensed milk.  Keep an eye on the heat, you don’t want the chocolate to boil. Stir and melt until smooth.  Add the vanilla and pecans (you can decide how pecany you want it).  Stir.

Spread out the wax paper on countertop.  Turn off heat but keep pots together.  Take a teaspon and a knife to drop dollups a little bigger than a silver dollar onto the paper.  Let them sit overnight.  The next morning, you should be able to peel them off, if not, scrape with a knife.

Makes…a lot. Put in bags or tins and give to friends!