Ye Faint-Hearted Rise Again – I Give You Chocolate

Joe said that the Bosch® mixer is the answer to the world’s problems, and while that machine is a marvel, I have to beg to differ. I think chocolate may be the correct answer. Last night I made some fudge topping that as I told my sister Hannah, is not for the faint of heart.

My best success with self-control and fudge topping are: make it for a large group so that you can taste it as your making it, and scrape out the bowl when it’s gone. Otherwise it’s a dangerous thing to have around (no pun intended).

Tonight the y.g. is going to eat and then to church for games and dessert. (I forgot to mention in my last post that one strange thing about me is that I mostly make 2 kinds of cookies. The most loved is the peanut butter chocolate chip recipe I have had since jr. high school days when I made them at my teachers house for a school event.) I mixed up the dough last night and will bake them at the church tonight. That and ice cream and the hot fudge topping. Be still my beating heart.

Here’s the recipe in case you want to try it.

1 c. butter
1/2 c. cocoa powder
3 c. sugar
1 – 12 oz. can evap. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix first four ingredients together in saucepan. Bring to a boil and let it cook for 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Add vanilla. Put in blender for 2 minutes on high. Yield: 1 quart before tasting

It gets pretty thick when chilled so it’s nice to keep it in a microwaveable dish for quick zapping before serving.

Yes, I know that neither the Bosch® mixer nor chocolate solve the world’s problems. Can you say “facetious?” This post is for entertainment purposes only! The recipe is an added bonus.


Cookie recipe:

Chocolate Chip Recipe


11 thoughts on “Ye Faint-Hearted Rise Again – I Give You Chocolate

  1. I can testify that it’s as good as you say it is!  It didn’t take long for us to eat up the jar you left for us last time you were here!  Now, if it was me (and maybe this is what you’re planning), I’d bake the cookie dough in a large pan, slice them into bars, serve warm and top with the ice cream and hot fudge.  Okay, I think I may have to make that for our dessert tonight! 

  2. That stuff is to-die-for, I must testify! Man– I want some too, along with your to-die-for cookies. Now I’m craving stuff I shouldn’t be and its all your fault!!!! Miss you, too. Still waiting…………………………………

  3. Thank you for your list, interesting stuff!! =) Made me miss you and your special brand of humour! =) And yes, the fudge sauce sounds great and I say make a batch and a half, that way your tastes can be generous. =)

  4. I think I’ll try the fudge sauce.  It looks supreme.  Have you ever had the butter, chocolate chips and nuts version?  It’s quite delicous, too!  I would love to have your cookie recipe unless it’s copyrighted. =)

  5. Oooo-la-la! I’m quite delighted to have that fudge recipe! It’s not everyday I get a good recipe over xanga! :))) Next time I may have to ask for that famous cheesecake recipe I keep hearing about!

  6. yes, hopefully i’ll be coming down there SOON!  i am missing them so much lately…

    we’re building a house and planning a trip to florida, my weekends are so busy w/

    church stuff it’s SO hard to get away…  i know- excuses, excuses – but hopefully

    i’ll get to meet you soon!  have a great week –

  7. here’s the peanut butter choc. chip cookie recipe

    1 c. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

    1/2 c. shortening or butter

    1 c. sugar

    2/3 c. brown sugar (firmly packed)

    2 eggs

    2 tsp. vanilla

    2 c. flour

    1 t. soda

    1 t. salt

    1/2 pkg. choc. chips

    1/2 c. coconut (optional)

    1/2 c. nuts (optional)

    Mix the ingredients and roll into small balls.  Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes

    The teach and his wife

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