• Michelle

When desperation meets creative genius

I was sitting down, watching the new episode of NCIS last night when the craving for something sweet hit me. Since I am prone to laziness, I waited an additional 10 minutes before I got up to survey the contents of our pantry. What I found was a whole lotta nothin’. Well, except for bits and pieces of stuff I could use to bake with, but nothing I could just grab and go. What I really wanted was a chocolate caramel brownie, and while I had all the ingredients in the house to make the scrumptious dessert, it would have defeated the whole laziness thing.
So I searched, and searched, and moved items around. Glancing towards the back were unopened boxes of microwave popcorn. “Nah” I though, “I need something sweet, not salty.” Continuing my search, I finally located a half eaten bag of caramels; you know, the caramels I bought to go with the brownies. *Sigh* I grabbed the bag and rooted around a little more to see if I had missed anything else, and there, in a remote corner of the snack shelf was a sealed package of Baker’s dipping chocolate. Jack pot; but what to dip? This is where desperation meets creative genius. Remembering the put aside thought of microwave popcorn, I grabbed my ingredients and went to work.

Ingredients:
8-10 squares individual wrapped caramels
1 bowl Bakers dipping chocolate
1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s Tender White microwave popcorn

Unwrap the caramels and place them in a small sauce pan. Melt the caramels on a low setting so as not to burn them.

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Microwave the popcorn according to the instructions. (The popcorn bag is really greasy, so I placed the bag on a dish towel.)

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Microwave the dipping chocolate according to the instructions.

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Grab a bowl. Pour 1 layer of popcorn on the bottom of the bowl. Get a spoonful of the dipping chocolate and lightly pour (or in my case shake; this is how I got the drizzle look) over the popcorn.

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Once the caramel is completely melted, drizzle that on top of the popcorn and chocolate.

Repeat these steps until you’ve either run out of popcorn/caramel/chocolate or filled your bowl. In my case, I filled the bowl and had plenty of leftovers. So I dipped pretzel sticks into the caramel and chocolate and shared the rest of the popcorn with sticky little boys.

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* James said there wasn’t enough insulin in the house for him to be able to eat my popcorn.

This snack is totally gross and I do not recommend eating it. I will lovingly sacrifice my own taste buds to save you from ever having to put this vile thing in your mouth; and if you ever decide to make this snack, I again do not recommend eating it. Just send it my way and I will dispose of it properly.

Your welcome.

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