Dec. 13, 2021

CHOCOLATE GOES WITH EVERYTHING---INCLUDING POPCORN AND PECANS!

YOU CAN SING THE CHOCOLATE SONG… THEN... EAT YOUR WORDS!

Yes, Chocolate makes everything better. I'm sharing my favorite dessert for the Holidays and hope you'll try it!  I merged my three favorite snacks and it resulted in this most dangerously-decadent, most-original treat--ever:

SALLY'S Choco-Pop-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 the topping:  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.  Remove saucepan from heat and stir in chocolate pieces and vanilla extract until chocolate melts completely.  Now add 1 cup raw pecan halves.

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Directions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Pour hot chocolate mixture over popped corn, stirring to coat well.  Bake popped corn mixture for approximately  15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove mixture from roasting pan onto waxed paper to cool. Then…it’s ready to eat!   Sure it 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 cook some choco-pop-pecan-decadence!

Simply, Sally

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PS—My Special Needs Students loved to sing the various songs I wrote for them---including THE CHOCOLATE SONG. My younger students were always so proud of themselves for being able to 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!  

   SIMPLY, SALLY