Friday, December 13, 2013

What's for Dinner: Chocolate Chip Squares

One of my favorite desserts [and one of my go-to desserts] are my Seven Layer Bars. Today, I did a very simple version of that by just using chocolate chips-- not nuts, coconut flakes or peanut butter [for my picky brother!]

What I used:
  • 2 and 1/2 cups [approximately] of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 [14 ounce] can of condensed milk
  • [about] 1/2 to 3/4 cup of mini [semi-sweet] chocolate chips
What I did was:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. I took the graham crackers and put them in a large ziploc bag and crushed them (you can also just get the crushed graham crackers). Once it is all crushed, mix the graham crackers with the melted butter well (I did it with my hands because it was the easiest way to mix it and keep it from clumping).
  3. I used a 9 by 13 dish to make this in (spray with non-stick spray). So in it, I put in the graham cracker mixture and pressed it in well covering the whole bottom of the dish in a thin even layer.
  4. I sprinkled mini chocolate chips all over the graham cracker layer.
  5. On top of the chocolate chips, I evenly poured a can of condensed milk all over.
  6. Bake in your preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Once it comes out of the oven, let it cool before cutting them into bars/squares.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

What's for Dinner: Not Baked Nutella Cheesecake

Yesterday I made a [not baked] Nutella cheesecake [pie] type of thing.

It's a super easy [as always] dessert to make and it was a crowd pleaser [young and old]. The best part? it takes mere minutes to put together!

What I used:
  • Oreo pie crust [store-bought or homemade]
  • 1 [8 ounce] package of cream cheese, softened
  • [about] 2/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 (8 ounce) contained of cool whip, softened [more if you want to decorate the top like I did]
What I did was:
  1. Mix your softened cream cheese and nutella together until they are well combined.
  2. Fold in the cool whip, making sure it is incorporated in well [and there are no white streaks visible].
  3. Transfer your mixture onto your Oreo pie crust.
  4. This part is optional, but if you want to garnish the top like I did: use whip cream to decorate and add chocolate shavings or grated chocolate on top. Adding chopped hazelnuts would be the icing on the cake!
  5. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
By the way, you can see my [baked] version of my Nutella cheesecake by clicking here!

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