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CHOCOLATE-PECAN ICE CREAM CUPS

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I tried this recipe for the first time, this week, and it has a LOT of potential. I think it will take another time (or two) to get the upper edge thick enough to hold its shape perfectly, but other than that, the chocolate cups are really delicious. You have to keep them in the freezer, but even frozen solid, they are the consistency of a GOOD fudge. They are super simple to make and fun to have on hand in the freezer.



 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 cup finely ground pecans (I used the food processor)

In a heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk. Stir until very smooth then stir in finely chopped pecans. Insert paper liners into cupcake tins; spread about 2 tablespoons of this mixture on the bottom and up the sides of the paper liners. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove paper liners and fill with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Makes about 18 cups.


 
NOTE: I melted my chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk in the microwave (on high); it took about 30 seconds, stirring half way through.

NOTE: Recipe calls for finely ground pecans. I used the food processor to chop the nuts super fine.

NOTE: Make sure you leave the chocolate at the top edge of the cupcake paper nice and thick, so it doesn't break/tear when you remove the paper. Chocolate cups are not super hard/brittle like other chocolate cups.

NOTE: Letting the chocolate cups sit at room temperature for about 3 or 4 minutes before removing the paper liner, makes it easier.

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