Friday, December 26, 2014

Delicious desserts served at December meeting

The buffet table was groaning with wonderful food at the Historical League's December Holiday Meeting. The dessert table looked fabulous. Thanks to Margaret Baker who brought these decadent treats from page 162 Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

Chocolate Peanut Treats
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups (12 ounces) butterscotch chips
1 (18-ounce) jar creamy peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
¼ cup vanilla pudding and pie filling mix
2 (1-pound) packages confectioners’ sugar
1 pound salted peanuts
Combine the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a double boiler over simmering water. Cook until blended, stirring frequently. Add the peanut butter and stir until smooth. Spread half the chocolate chip mixture in a greased 10X15-inch baking pan. Chill until firm.
Bring the butter, evaporated milk and pudding mix to a boil in a saucepan. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and beat in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over the chilled layer. Stir the peanuts into the remaining  chocolate chip mixture and spread over the prepared layers. Chill until firm and cut into 2-inch squares.
Makes 30 (2-inch square) pieces