Feb. 11, 2020

EAT YOUR WORDS--- THEN SING THEM!

DEADLY DELICIOUS.

Yes, Chocolate makes everything better.  In the early eighties, while hosting a talk-radio show in Little Rock, Arkansas, I accidently found myself in a "sideline" business that introduced Black Popcorn (a hybrid corn that's black in color but pops up white). Many businesses asked me to sell the tasty popcorn in large containers for gifts.   Loving Chocolate, Pecans, and Popcorn….I decided to merge my three favorite snacks into an original popcorn that would be uniquely different and also...a fast seller!  As a result, I created an amazingly-decadent and successful treat that proved irresistible!!!!! I’m sharing it with you now:

SALLY'S ChocoPop-Pecan Decadence.

12 cups popped corn. (I only use white popcorn and always pop it in real butter.) Yellow Popcorn is coarse and has too many husks, hulls, and “hard tacks.” After popping, put the popped corn in a large, open roasting pan and set aside.

Mix the following ingredients for Chocolate Sauce:

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup, white Karo syrup

1 six ounce package of semisweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: In a 2-quart saucepan, over medium heat, mix together-- Karo syrup, butter, and sugar to boiling, constantly stirring. Only boil for 1 minute before removing saucepan from heat.  Stir in chocolate pieces and vanilla extract until the chocolate melts completely.  Now stir in 1 cup raw pecan halves.

AND NOW:  Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Pour hot chocolate mixture over popped corn, stirring to coat well.  Bake popped corn mixture for approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove mixture from roasting pan and place on waxed paper to cool. Break into bite size pieces then…it’s ready to eat!

This wonderful mixture can be stored in tightly sealed containers but…it’s been my experience that the First Batch never last that long!

Yum! Yum!  Just thinking about it and...I’m ready to eat some more---- chocopop-pecan-decadence!

Simply, Sally

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PS—I believe certain treats serve as motivators.  As a teacher of children with special needs,  I often shared chocolate with my students and they loved singing the song I wrote especially for them: THE CHOCOLATE SONG. 

My students were so proud they could eat, sing,  and also spell the word Chocolate: 

C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E…CHOCOLATE, THAT SPELLS CHOCOLATE.

C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E…CHOCOLATE, PLEASE, FOR ME.

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OH, I LOVE IT IN THE MORNING AND I LOVE IT AT NIGHT.

I LOVE IT WHEN IT’S BLACK…OR BROWN…OR EVEN WHITE.

I LOVE IT IN A SQUARE… OR SHAPED LIKE A BUNNY… BUT,

MOST OF ALL I LOVE IT WHEN IT’S SITTIN IN MY TUMMY….YUMMY-- YUMMY!

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C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E…CHOCOLATE, THAT SPELLS CHOCOLATE.

C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E…CHOCOLATE…............. PLEASE.................. FOR ME!

 

Sally Miller