Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Double Chocolate Walnut Clusters

I am always game to try a new recipe, afraid that the one I pass up might be the one that would prove to be blissful perfection. What if I'd never tried that recipe for those melt-in-your-mouth garlic-cheese rolls? Or for that breakfast condiment to top all breakfast condiments, chocolate butter?

Perish the thought.

So in my never-ending quest to find that perfect recipe, be it for cookies, muffins, chicken, you name it, I invite you along. To experiment with me, to commiserate at the occasional flop, and, mostly, to share and rejoice in the concoctions that make it onto our families' A-lists. You know, those recipes that are supposed to serve eight but that you and I both know are barely enough to feed two.


Here's a recently-discovered keeper. Not only are they tasty and easy, but they're a fine use for any slightly shriveled marshmallows you might have left over from summertime s'more season.

1/3 c. butter
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
16 large marshmallows
1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts (or pecans)

In large-ish pan over low heat, melt butter, chocolate chips, and marshmallows, stirring often. Once melted, add cocoa powder . Remove from heat, add nuts, mix well, then drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper-lined cookie sheets. Refrigerate until firm.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds absolutely mouth wateringly (is that a word?) delicious!!! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this.

September 30, 2008 at 8:33 PM  

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