Thursday, January 12, 2012

Holiday Leftover Roll of Sweet Sin


The period of time following the Christmas Holidays makes for a perfect example as to when it’s a perfect time for having some Grown-Up fun getting messy with this recipe!

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.



I took what I had in my kitchen - and put all this together.  Now from the get-go I will tell you - there is almost total freedom to pour and sprinkle as you choose!  There is no exact measuring.

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.

Let’s Begin!



Smear Unsalted Butter over an entire sheet of Waxed Paper covering a Large Cookie Sheet.

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.



One box of Candy Canes that I’d rigged around a red Pillar Candle for Christmas decorating.

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.



Try to keep them spread out and not stacked on another - crushing them until they look about like this.



Despite being careful - be prepared.  You’ll find this under the bag.  So - don’t even lift the bag up until you’re ready for ‘em.



In a medium-size bowl - I chunked some pretzel sticks ( about 2 handfuls ) to about 1-inch size.



Most people use those dried or candied cherries in their baking.  I used these!  I drained the juice into a bowl.



Poured the juice back into the jar - and stuck it in the refrigerator. You never wanna throw this juice out!  I pour a little bit of this into my glass of Dr. Pepper!  Works in a Coke, too!



The cherries were sliced into quarters.

Here’s where it all becomes about layers.



Sprinkled a layer of the broken Pretzel Sticks.



Sprinkled a layer of the crushed Candy Canes.



Sprinkled ALL the quartered Cherries.



Now - I do not have a double-boiler.  Who needs one when you have a 3qt. Saucepan and a set of those treasures called Pyrex Mixing Bowls?!

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.



Gets messy here.  Smear the melted chocolate over the whole sheet - as much as you can - as quickly as you can.

Yes - you’re gonna pick stuff up.  Yes - you’re gonna get chocolate on your hands.  Just fight with it - and Git ‘er Done!



Mini Marshmallows become the final layer.



Carefully - bring both long sides of the waxed paper up to meet each other.

Gently - squish the mess into a tube - doing all you can to keep from tearing the waxed paper.



(Can you tell which end has the Coconut? )
Slowly twist the ends of the waxed paper - and tuck them under the Roll of Pure Sin!

Stick that puppy in the Refrigerator to set - for about an hour.

I saw this as soon as I closed the door on the fridge.



I did my best to keep from wasting one single chocolate chip.  Truly!

Once the roll has had time to set…

Slowly - Gently - Carefully - pull the waxed paper off the roll.



Cut it into slices with a large chopping knife.

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!

4 comments:

Deb said...

Sounds yummy! :)

The Cupp Family Farm said...

You have some fabulous looking food on this blog! I am going to have to find time to visit here more often!

A Lady's Life said...

Truly is a sinful recipe lol MMMMMM

hjn said...

Thank you so much for lettig me know the link is not working on the Hawaiian rolls post! I am heading to fix it right now! xxoo Mama Holli