This no grocery shopping experiment is ruining my diet. Today I made these MAGIC bars. The reason they are magic is because the sweetened condensed milk was made from nonfat powdered milk. I made it yesterday and the kids were all over it. Eating the condensed milk by the spoon. They continued that through out today. I think it was a success. I had some too and it was so good. Better than the real thing.SERIOUSLY!!! Condensed milk is over $3 a can here in AK. I just made it for pennies. Three times!!! Yay!!!
Magic Chocolate Crumb Bars
1 C butter, softened
1 3/4 C flour (I used fresh ground whole wheat)
1/2 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C chocolate chips
1 can(14 oz) or recipe (below) of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C chopped pecans (or your favorite nut)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 in pan.
Cut the flour, sugar, and salt into the softened butter until it resembles crumbs
Press 2 C of the crumbs in the pan and bake for 10 min or until edges are brown.
Combine 1 C chocolate whips with sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over low heat until it is smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour over hot crust.
Stir the nuts into the remaining crumb mixture and crumble over the chocolate layer.
Bake for an additional 25 minutes or until center is set.
Chill and enjoy!
Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 T butter
1 C sugar
1/2 C boiling water
1 C powdered milk
In your combine the butter, sugar and water and blend just until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Add the powdered milk and blend until smooth. Use immediately in recipe or store in the refrigerator until use. Or you could just spoon it into your mouth! :)