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Fudge-Filled Dessert Strips

 Fudge-Filled Dessert Strips
This family favorite was handed down to me by my mother, and everyone who tastes the flaky chocolate-filled strips asks for the recipe. They're delicious! —Kimberly Santoro, Palm City, Florida
36 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and
  • fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • Turn onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 3
  • minutes. Divide dough into fourths; cover and refrigerate for 1-2
  • hours or until easy to handle.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and milk; stir until
  • smooth. Stir in walnuts. Cool to room temperature.
  • Roll out each portion of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet into an
  • 11-in. x 6-1/2-in. rectangle. Spread 3/4 cup chocolate filling down
  • the center of each rectangle. Fold long sides to the center; press
  • to seal all edges. Turn over so the seam sides are down.
  • Bake at 350° for 27-32 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Dust with
  • confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 214 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.