Something to satisfy a sweet tooth ~ Chocolate Nut Squares
If you are in a mood for something sweet yet an easy recipe, chocolate nut squares is the recipe for you. With just a few easy to find ingredients, these yummy treats is sure to please you. It has cookie, chocolate and nuts; basically all the goodies anyone likes. It’s also a fun recipe to involve kids and you can add their favorite topping as well. This recipe came as an inspiration from Giada De Laurentiis of Everyday Italian from the Food Network channel and also one of my favorite host. Of course I did modify the recipe a little bit but the basic recipe comes from her. Give it a try; involve your kids; it’s fun and easy.
1 store bought sugar cookie dough. I bought pillsbury.
Some semi sweet chocolate chips
Some white chocolate chips
Some chopped nuts. I used almonds and walnuts.
Spread the dough in a cookie sheet and bake at 350F degree oven for about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, microwave the nuts until you get the aroma. make sure not to burn it. It would hardly take a minute. Add a spoonful of milk over the semi sweet chocolate and microwave it until it melts. Make sure not burn it. If you do not want to do this, you can always buy bottled chocolate sauce/syrup and spread it. When the cookie is baked, remove and spread the chocolate sauce on top, sprinkle some nuts. Similarly melt the white chocolate also and drizzle it using a whisk over these nuts. Cut into squares, let it cool. Enjoy these easy chocolaty, nutty bars. Seek your little one’s help in spreading the chocolate or sprinkling the nuts. They will enjoy.
TIP: If you are allergic to nuts, use coconut or any other sprinkle on top of the chocolate.
NOTE: 1. If you don’t find cookie dough in your local stores, just google search for “Eggless cookie dough” and you get tons of easy recipes.
2. Another conventional way of melting chocolate is to boil water in a saucepan, keep another bowl on top, pour semi sweet chocolate and let it melt. Make sure that water does not touch the bowl but only the steam is needed to melt the chocolate.