My great-grandmother was a chocolate maker (Fern Wood Chocolates). At a recent bunco night we brought something that our grandmas made. So naturally I found the easiest chocolate recipe that I could, and I think that it turned out pretty good.
Craisin Cashew Drops
2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 T. light corn syrup
1 t. vanilla
2 cups coarsely chopped salted cashews
2 cups dried cranberries
In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with milk and corn syrup for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla until blended. Stir in cashews and dried cranberries.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm. Store in refrigerator.