Make ahead, non refrigerated dessert
Looking for a dessert recipe for Thanksgiving. I have to make it Tuesday evening and then transport it. Needs to be no refrigeration required, and obviously something that won't dry out over two days. Preferably chocolate. I haven't come across anything compelling yet. Links to recipes are much appreciated.
Hazelnut cookies, dip half in chocolate. Basically a white sugar cookie or shortbread type of cookie with toasted ground hazelnuts. Then use a nice chocolate, melt it and dip the cookies partially into the chocolate.
Brownies may sound boring but somehow they get grabbed first. Bake them by any recipe. When they come out of the oven, pour this over them: 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup milk, 1/3 cup butter, bring to boil in saucepan, boil for 1 minute by the clock, remove from burner, dump in 1 cup chocolate chips, stir until melted, pour over warm brownies in pan. As the brownies cool this topping sets up into fudge. Nuts in the brownies wouldn't hurt.
Depending on the logistics of transport, I thought of good old Chocolate Sheet Cake, or Texas Sheet Cake. Its the same thing, and you can find a recipe pretty easily. Here is a link from the Pioneer Woman Cooks site:
http://tinyurl.com/39jyuy Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever.
I once made a Chocolate Sheet Cake and a couple of pies for a big Thanksgiving do and people could not stay out of the cake. I don't know why everyone finds it so addictive, but they do. And it is very much comfort food, especially if people ate this growing up. It is easy to make. But it does require a large jelly roll pan, so transport could be difficult. There is so much sugar in it, it will not spoil. My secret is to add a little cinnamon to the batter.
I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.