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Chewy Chocolate Cookie Bites

Chewy Chocolate Cookie Bites

We’re not sure if this is really a cookie or some type of praline or nougat. It’s a scrumptious little treat with dark chocolate notes in what seems to be a hybrid of a brownie, a cookie and candy. It certainly looks like a cookie but there’s a little fluff in the middle that you expect from a brownie. Plus there’s chewy bite like a soft praline or nougat. Who really knows what category this sweet falls into, but one thing is for sure they’re hard to resist!

This is a recipe from Mom’s collection with the addition of toasted pecans. These little cookies magically come together by pulling out some pantry staples, pulverizing one of them and then mixing them all together.

Start with melted bars of unsweetened chocolate stirred into sweetened condensed milk – that creamy nectar of goodness Mom always had on hand.

Stir in crushed vanilla wafers…

then toss in toasted pecans and pure vanilla extract.

It’s a quick mix then they’re off to the oven. In no time at all you’ve got delectable little goodies!

Who cares what they are, just enjoy!

Chewy Chocolate Cookie Bites

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate

1 can sweetened condensed milk, 14-ounce can

1-1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers, about 3 cups wafers

1-1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans

2 tablespoons flour

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish, using medium power and stirring after 30-second intervals. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes. Don’t let the chocolate melt completely or it could scorch. Stir any pieces that are not completely melted into the warm melted chocolate until the chocolate is smooth.

Mix the melted chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk and the crushed vanilla wafers.

Toss the chopped pecans with the flour and add to the chocolate and wafer mixture. Stir in the kosher salt and the vanilla extract.

Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes.

Drop small rounds of cookie dough, about 1″ to 1-1/2″ onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet, leaving about 2” between cookies.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are just set.

Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes on the pan then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Makes about 4-dozen cookies.

Chewy Chocolate Cookie Bites, courtesy of Preserving Good Stock

May 1, 2019
: Makes about 4 dozen small cookies.

We’re not really sure if this is really a cookie or some type of nougat. It’s full of dark chocolate notes and seems to be a cross between a brownie and a cookie with a chewy, candy like quality. Who really knows but one thing is for sure they’re hard to resist!

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Ingredients
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 14-ounce can
  • 1-1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers, about 3 cups wafers
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Directions
  • Step 1 Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish, using medium power and stirring after 30-second intervals. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes. Don’t let the chocolate melt completely or it will scorch. Stir any pieces that are not completely melted into the warm melted chocolate until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Step 2 Mix the melted chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk and the crushed vanilla wafers.
  • Step 3 Toss the chopped pecans with the flour and add to the chocolate and wafer mixture.
  • Step 4 Stir in the kosher salt and the vanilla extract.
  • Step 5 Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 6 Drop 1” rounds of cookie dough onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet, leaving about 2” between cookies.
  • Step 7 Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are just set.
  • Step 8 Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes on the pan then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.


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