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Is There Ever TOO Much Chocolate?

I finished making my strawberries and I had WAY too much chocolate left over. I started grabbing anything I could think of to coat with white chocolate.  I even added some sprinkles on the Lay’s Potato Chips. The pretzels were good too.   I could have added sprinkles on them, but I was really ready to be done with this whole project.  I still want to try chocolate covered bacon, but that will have to hold for another day!

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Practicing for the Fourth

Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve started contributing to random parties that I’ve been invited to.  Before that, I just graced everyone with my presence.  Maybe that is why I’m not invited to a lot of parties…hmmmm…. Well, now that I’m becoming domestic, I’ve been trying to remedy that. Fourth of July is coming up, so I get to test my party etiquette. I looked everywhere for a pretty red, white and blue layered alcoholic punch to bring, but I could only find non-alcoholic ones.  So, I decided to make these pretty strawberries instead.  They turned out ok, but I think I can do better on the actual day of the party.

Ingredients:

DRY Strawberries
White Chocolate
Blue sprinkles
Vegetable Oil

Put white chocolate and a tiny bit of vegetable oil in a bowl.  (I used too much vegetable oil, so I suggest using it sparingly.)

Microwave the chocolate for about a minute.  Once it’s hot, stir it up until it’s smooth.

Get a bowl of blue sprinkles.  This bowl was too small.  I ended up getting a bigger one and filling it up.  You’ll use more sprinkles than you would think you’d need.

Dip the strawberry in the white chocolate, then dip it in the blue sprinkles, then wait until the chocolate hardens to eat. YUM! I’m pretty sure these will be a hit at the party!!

Saltine cracker toffee

Ever since I made firecrackers, I’ve been looking for another recipe that I can make with saltine crackers.  I found this recipe on Pinterest that looked really good.  Anything with toffee and chocolate has to be good, right!?  Tomorrow is our pot luck end of the school year party, so I figured this is a good a time as any to try and make this recipe that was pinned from The Girl Who Ate Everything blog.

Ingredients:

40 salted saltine crackers…or as many that cover your pan
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips (I used the semi sweet)
(optional) 3/4 cup chopped pecans…since I’m making this for potluck, I didn’t use the pecans.  You never know who is allergic.

Line up the crackers on a pan covered in foil or parchment paper

Mix the butter and brown sugar and bring to a boil.

After comes to a boil, let it boil for 3 more minutes.

Pour the mixture over the crackers and spread it as evenly as possible.

Bake at 400 degrees for 5 – 6 minutes.  It will get bubbly.

Right when you take it out of the oven, put the chocolate chips on the mixture and let it begin to melt.

Spread the melted chocolate as evenly as you can over the saltine cracker/toffee mixture.

Let it all cool down completely and then break in to pieces.

These are really good.  The chocolate kind of overpowers the toffee though.  I think I used more than 2 cups of chips, so you may not want to use as much as I did.  I also put them in the fridge to cool them down.  I was in a hurry to try them!!

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