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Creative Chocolate Concoctions

Take your leftover Valentine’s Day chocolate and use it to whip up these delicious recipes!

By Rebekah Karp, Staff Writer/Artist

Valentine’s Day is finally over, and so are the constant reminders of your non-existent love life. Although the lounges will still be littered with couples, at least there is a whole year before the next Netflix Original rom-com comes out.  If you are like me, you rushed to Walmart the day after the 14th to stockpile your candy stash. If you are also like me, you are now just realizing that there is no way one person could eat that much chocolate, you’re in luck. Here are some quick and painless recipes for that excess candy pile sitting in your dorm. 

Chocolate Glazed Oreo Popcorn 

-3 bags of popcorn (preferably unbuttered)

-1 box of Oreos

-As much chocolate as you want or

-2 to 3 bars of white chocolate

Directions: Pop the bags of popcorn and separate the unpopped kernels from the popped ones. Set the popped kernels aside to cool off. While kernels are cooling, put all the Oreos you could want in a plastic bag and crush the pieces up (Make sure there are still bigger pieces of Oreo). After crushing the Oreos and cooling the popcorn,  put all of the chocolate in a bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave. Be careful not to burn it! While melting the chocolate, put the popcorn in the bag with the Oreos. When the chocolate is done melting, add in small quantities of the chocolate to the bag with the Oreos and popcorn. When all the chocolate is mixed in, let cool and harden, and you are left with a wonderful concoction of salty and sweet. 

Dorm Room Trash Bark

-Chocolate 

-Potato Chips

-Pretzels

-Any other toppings such as M&M’s, Rollos, Sprinkles, Peanuts etc.

-Peanut Butter

Directions: Begin with melting your chocolate in a bowl. Using a cooking pan, spread the melted chocolate on the bottom of the pan. Spread the peanut butter on the top of the chocolate. On top of the peanut butter, start with a layer of potato chips, then pretzels. Drizzle the rest of the chocolate atop the two layers and put whatever topping you want on the drizzle. After your concoction is complete, pop the pan in the freezer. After it solidifies, cut and serve to friends (or pile high on a plate and get through midterms!)

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