Seven Layer Cookies

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I bake these on a parchment lined pan and when cool remove the cookies with the parchment and allow my guests to cut the slice they want. Always the first to go, people can never have enough…

INGREDIENTS
1 pkt tennis biscuits/graham crackers
100g butter or margerine
2 cups chocolate chips or 1 cup of each peanut butter chips & chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 480g 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

METHOD
1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F
2. Crumb biscuits/crackers in a zip seal bag and a rolling pin or in a food processor.
3. Cube butter and add to bowl and whizz. If you are doing it in a bag, melt the butter and mix in the crumbs.
4. Press into a 26 x 38 cm pan. Sprinkle the coconut over the crumbs, then the chocolate chips and then the nuts over the chocolate chips.
5. Evenly drizzle the condensed milk over all the layers.
6. Bake until golden brown around the edges and springy to the touch, about 20-30 minutes.
7. Remove to a wire rack a allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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Fudge

This is the creamiest fudge I have ever tasted. It is very easy to make but you have to keep stirring and cannot walk away. If it gets too hot it will caramelize and burn on the bottom.

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INGREDIENTS 

125ml (1/2cup) water
1 480g tin condensed milk
1 1/2 lbs sugar
1/4 lb butter
2 tbls Golden syrup
pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD
1. Rinse your pot and add cold water, sugar, butter and syrup.
2. Cook on medium heat until the butter has melted.
3. Once the butter has melted add the condensed milk and salt.
4. Bring to the boil while stirring and continue to boil and stir for another 20 minutes.
5. You will know it’s ready to be removed from the stove when you take the spoon and wipe the side of the pot and it creates a grating sound.
6. Next add the vanilla carefully and stir. Stand back when adding the vanilla so it does not splash out and burn you.
7. Remove from the stove and beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixture or use a wire whisk.
8. Pour into a greased cookie pan and allow to set.
9. Cut into squares just before it sets.