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mrs. claus's chocolate fix

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Jen Smallwood
West Melbourne, FL

This is an old family's recipe - an ultimate chocolate rush. It's sweet, thick, gooey brownies topped with chocolate chips, toasted pecans, English toffee, and coconut. Over the years it has taken on many different versions; it's up to one's own imagination and taste buds. My mother always made her batch during the Christmas season (thus the name).

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Jen is right, these dessert bars are the ultimate chocolate rush. You'll want a tall glass of milk to help wash them down. There is so much great flavor and texture in each bite. Between the crisp chocolate crust, a smooth, creamy chocolate center and the crunchy pecans, coconut, and toffee bits on top, these bars are scrumptious. A fantastic addition to the holiday dessert table.

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★★★★★ 1
serves 8-10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mrs. claus's chocolate fix

  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 c
    baking cocoa
  • 3/4 c
    cold butter
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk, 14 oz
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 c
    coarsely chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    English toffee or smashed up Health Bars

How To Make mrs. claus's chocolate fix

  • Flour, sugar, cocoa, and butter combined in a food processor.
    In a food processor combine the flour, sugar and cocoa. Add the butter and process just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Pressing chocolate crust into a baking dish.
    Press firmly into a greased 13-by-9-inch baking pan.
  • Baking the crust in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Condensed milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a saucepan.
    While crust is baking, combine condensed milk, vanilla and 1 cup of chocolate chips in a medium saucepan.
  • Chocolate mixture poured over baked crust.
    Heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Remove crust from oven and pour chocolate mixture over crust.
  • Sprinkle coconut, nuts, toffee bits, and chocolate chips over the chocolate.
    Sprinkle with coconut, nuts, toffee bits, and remaining chocolate chips.
  • Pressing down the toppings.
    Press down firmly.
  • Baking the bars on the oven.
    Return to oven and bake for another 18-20 minutes.