Saturday, June 10, 2017

CHOCOLATE-COVERED NUT CREAMS

1 can (14-oz) sweetened condensed milk

3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
2 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
1 cup finely chopped nuts
8 to 9 cups powdered sugar

COATING:
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 tbsp butter-flavored shortening

Lightly spray an eight or nine inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, blend the sweetened condensed milk, margarine, vanilla extract and salt. Stir in the nuts. Blend in powdered sugar until the mixture is very stiff. Press the mixture into the prepared pan and chill thoroughly. Cut into 64 small squares. Remove the pieces from the pan and set aside on waxed paper.

To make the coating, melt the chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler over very low heat stirring constantly. Remove from the heat when melted. Dip the candy squares into the chocolate mixture to coat. Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with waxed paper. Let stand until coating is set.

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