Alright - so it’s really just a perfect - excuse.
However - if you’re over the age of 41 years - why do you need an excuse for anything?
I prefer to consider this as being no different than cleaning my refrigerator - thank you very much.
Okay. Now that we have the philosophy of life squared away…
Cleaning up your Holiday Baking Leftovers - simply relies upon - Chocolate Chips!
Oh - and waxed paper.
Yet - you can count on not using all the prepared ingredients. But - that just gives you reason to go get another large back of Chocolate Chips! Unless you sit there and munch ‘em all down while you’re totally lost in some other subconscious past life - totally unaware of what you’re doing. If you’ve got help with that - such as the pups or the kids - that just makes it a party!
This is all about - fun! There are no exact ingredients - beyond a Large Bag 23oz. Bag of Milk Chocolate Chips. However - this IS NOT a recipe for Diabetics. Sorry.
Hubs does not like Coconut. I LOVE Coconut. Rarely do I get a chance to have anything with Coconut. I made this one of those opportunities! There was a compromise - sprinkling a layer of Coconut on only half the waxed paper.
Peeled the cellophane off each cane and placed them into a gallon-size Ziploc bag. Pay attention. Carefully - and softly - crush the canes with a hammer.
Here’s where it all becomes about layers.
I put about 1-inch of water in the saucepan. As long as the bowl can rest on the saucepan without touching the water - you’re good to go!
Get the water to a boiling stage. Turn it down to a low-medium heat. Add your Chocolate Chips to the bowl and stay with them - stirring until they’re all melted enough that you can almost pour them out of the bowl.
Yes - you’re gonna pick stuff up. Yes - you’re gonna get chocolate on your hands. Just fight with it - and Git ‘er Done!
Gently - squish the mess into a tube - doing all you can to keep from tearing the waxed paper.
Stick that puppy in the Refrigerator to set - for about an hour.
Once the roll has had time to set…
Slowly - Gently - Carefully - pull the waxed paper off the roll.
You can go nuts with trying so many other ingredients. But remember one rule of thumb…
Never use too many ingredients. You have to keep the layers down to a number safe enough to allow for being able to roll the whole mess into a log - without tearing the waxed paper.
As for using plastic wrap… save your sanity.
Trust me. Trying to use that stuff with this recipe will destroy your earned pleasure of jumping into a slice of this Certified Diet Killer!