Yes, I’m still catching up! Oh! And this also happens to be my 800th post! (Cue confetti burst) And just think, if I had been able to import my posts from my WordPress blog, it would be perhaps my 900th post. Thank you so much for reading, especially to those of you who have endured the entire 800+. You bring joy to my life. 🙂

 The following took place waaay back in early May. During the first part of the year, I let each child take turns picking out a recipe from our kids’ cookbook for us to make together. I still enjoy having their help in the kitchen, but due to busy a summer and a crazy schedule, we’ve gotten away from picking out a particular recipe to make together. Lately they’ve been helping me with whatever I’ve picked out! I do hope to get back to letting them choose a recipe again soon, though. It’s a lot of fun! Here’s Laci’s selection, “Ooey Gooey Caramel Chocolate Dunk”, from The Pampered Chef’s Kids in the Kitchen cookbook.

Unwrapping the caramel candies. These little caramels reminded me of my childhood. My mom used to unwrap one or two to enjoy while she read the paper after supper. Precious memories! 🙂

Stirring it all together.

Waiting for the microwave to beep. 

Done! One happy little chef! 

Everyone is enjoying their dip with strawberries and pretzels. Of course, Mitchell had to be different and make a sad face! Silly boy! 🙂
1 package (14 oz.) caramels (about 50)
1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Dippers of your choice: apple or pear wedges, fresh strawberries, pretzels, cookies or angel food or pound cake cubes.
  • Unwrap caramels and place in bowl. Add evaporated milk, chocolate morsels and vanilla and stir.
  • Place in microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 3 minutes. Remove and stir. Return to microwave and continue microwaving 30 seconds to 1 minute or until caramel is melted. Stir until smooth. (Don’t worry if there are a few unmelted pieces of caramel.
  • Serve with your favorite dippers! 🙂


4 thoughts on “Caramel Chocolate Dunk

  1. Anonymous says:

    That recipe looks so delicious. I think it was great for you to let the children choose a recipe to make, but I can imagine that it became difficult to keep up with. I commend you for the multitude of things you do with and for your children.


  2. Jennifer P says:

    I bet peanut butter in place of the carmel would also be good! It sounds very yummy the way it is though.


  3. Ava Kinsey says:

    Laci made a great choice! That looks so yummy!

    Happy 800 posts!


  4. Laurie says:

    Yummy! Looks like a fun time with delicious treat.


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