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December 05, 2016
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All about butter, for Dairy Day

Abigail Hynes, Wayne County Dairy Miss

Ultimate Triple Chocolate Bars
12 oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
3 oz. pkg. cream cheese
2/3 c. evaporated milk
2 c. Bisquick original baking mix
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. baking cocoa
¾ c. butter, softened
1 c. white baking chips
6 oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Heat 2 c. chocolate chips, cream cheese and milk in 2 qt. saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Cool while making crust. Mix Bisquick, sugar and cocoa in medium bowl. Cut in butter, using a pastry blender or crisscrossing two knives, until mixture is crumbly. Press half of the crumbly mixture (2 cups) on bottom of ungreased 13-inch by 9-inch rectangular pan. Sprinkle with white baking chips. Spoon chocolate mixture over crumbly mixture and chips; spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining crumbly mixture and 1c. chocolate chips. Press lightly with fork. Bake 30-35 minutes until center is set. Cool completely, about one hour. Refrigerate one hour until chilled. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Of special interest at Ag Day:

1:15 p.m. “Other Paths to Success in Dairy: A Panel Discussion”

2:00 p.m. “Farmer Listening Session: What Do Dairy Farmers Need in Order to Succeed?”

February Dairy Fact: It takes 22 pounds of milk, or about 1.4 gallons, to make 1 pound of butter.