If you have a sweet tooth (or a whole mouth full) this is the desert for you! The recipe was easy to follow, but I felt it called for too many ingredients. That's why, right before I was ready to stick these little devils in the oven to bake, I added mini marshmallows on top! What's that you say? Yes, I did. I just felt it needed something to make it a bit more visually appealing, AND I had a half opened bag in the pantry that I needed to use up :)
I thought these were going to taste more like a "Chunky" bar with the raisins and nuts, but to me they tasted more like a blondie than anything else. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't taste the raisins even though I'm not a huge fan of the little wrinkled fruit. If I ever make this cookie/almost candy bar again, I have noted that the raisins are not needed, plus I think I'd cut the use of the sweetened condensed milk in half. Way to sweet for my tastes. Oh, and I think I'll use white chocolate instead of the semisweet but then if I do that, I may add the raisins back in! Who knows.
If you're interested, this recipe as written by Dorie Greenspan can be found on pages 114-115 of her book, "Baking From My Home To Yours"