Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone how easy this silky smooth bite of chocolate heaven is to make! I made a double batch to bring to a holiday party, give as gifts and have some at home. It has only five ingredients and they are always in stock at our Alameda Grocery Outlet in the baking aisle.
I’m married to a milk chocolate purist, so kept it traditional with tried and true Ghiradelli semi-sweet milk chocolate. (Yep, you’ll find Ghiradelli brand at about half price off big supermarket prices at our Grocery Outlet!) You can use dark or white chocolate instead, or combine flavors. I do suggest that you use the same brand if combining; different brands can vary in melting points and getting it perfectly melted is key. Don’t worry about the condensed milk and bag of chocolate chips being slightly more or less than the ingredients call for. Brands aren’t always consistent in packaging.
Variations: You can add one cup of chopped nuts of your choosing if you like, before adding the marshmallows. I add a sprinkle of finely ground salt on the top after spreading in the pan to give it a nice salty, sweet flavor, but it can be omitted. You could also sprinkle nuts or crushed candy on top just after spreading into the pan.
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet milk chocolate chips (or a flavor of your choosing)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup mini-marshmallows
- Salt (optional)
- Line an 8″ x 8″ baking pan with parchment paper.
- Using a non-stick sauce pan combine the condensed milk and chocolate chips and heat over medium-low, stirring constantly until fully melted and smooth. Do not let it come to a boil and do not over cook or it will become grainy.
- Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Gently fold in marshmallows until just completely covered by the chocolate mixture. Don’t over-mix or the marshmallows will melt; you want them to remain whole.
- Pour the mixture into the baking pan, spreading to level the top. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.
- Place pan in refrigerator for approximately 90 minutes, until firmly set. (I usually let sit for two hours or more.)
- Cut into one to two inch pieces. Don’t be tempted to make the pieces too large … this is a decadently rich treat!
Makes approximately 25 pieces, depending on size.
Go To Tuesdays are weekly recipes from products purchased at the Alameda Grocery Outlet, 730 Buena Vista Ave.
Please let me know if you made the recipe and liked it or would suggest changes. And also feel free to suggest future recipes.