Thursday, August 5, 2010
Cookie Recipe #215 - Florentine Bites
Chewy and crunchy sweetness laying on a bed of chocolate makes for a bite-size treat.
Ingredients: 7 ounces of semisweet chocolate, 2 1/2 cups cornflakes, 1/2 cup raisins, 1 cup toasted, sliced almonds, 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drained and cut in half, 1 cup sweetened condensed milk.
Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the base of a shallow baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease the sides. Melt the chocolate in the microwave until smooth (or over low heat on stovetop). Spread evenly over the base of the pan. Put in the refrigerator to set for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, put the cornflakes, raisins, almonds, and cherries in a large bowl. Pour over the condensed milk and toss the mixture gently, using a fork.
Spread the mixture evenly over the set chocolate base and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Cool in the pan, then chill for 20-30 minutes. Cut into tiny squares.
Makes 36 bites.
"The Cookie and Biscuit Bible", Anness Publishing Ltd, Hermes House, London, 2010.