Recipe - Yum Drops

I’m one of those people who always craves certain foods at certain times, and shortly after it’s satisfied, I’m onto the next craving. I remember reading somewhere once that a typical craving lasts 30 minutes on average, and I snorted reading that because my cravings have been known to linger for days, if not weeks.

They’re never simple cravings either. My current one has been for something salty-sweet, but I didn’t quite know what I wanted. My co-worker recently told me about a strange yet intriguing treat she had tried while traveling out West and my brain went into overdrive. These chocolate-peanut butter-chip concoctions definitely piqued my interest and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them since she mentioned how good they were.

I decided I would make them as a sweet goodie for the roomie’s birthday since she said she didn’t want a typical cake. To be honest, as I was making them, I had a brief moment of “what am I doing?” since I used the basis of the recipe but fiddled around a bit with the ingredients I had on hand. The end result was nothing short of spectacular. Admittedly, the ingredient list sounds like a strange combination, but trust me when I say that these are delicious. The mixture of flavours and textures give it more depth than a cookie or a chocolate bar, and the combination of sweet and salty dance on your tongue. The beauty of this recipe is that it is so easy (one bowl, no baking, and super fast!) and so versatile, plus you can add virtually any ingredient you want to it. I’m pretty sure no matter what you do to it, it would still come out fantastic. Next time I make these, I think adding chopped nuts or raisins or coconut would also be good – the possibilities are endless, but the deliciousness will still be there no matter what you do!

As a final note that has nothing to do with the actual recipe, the actual naming of it caused quite the debate around these parts. My co-worker said that these were nameless, so I took the liberty of giving it a name for this post. Numerous names were tossed around (and viciously shot down) until we came up with the perfect, most simple way to describe exactly what these are. 

If you try them, let me know what you think/what you added!

Yum Drops

1 300g bag of chocolate chips
1 300g bag of peanut butter chips
1 300g bag of butterscotch chips
2 regular sized Skor bars
Regular potato chips, crushed
Popcorn, popped

1.       In microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips. Melt in microwave, stirring often. Be careful not to burn.
2.       Coarsely chop up Skor bars and stir into melted mixture.
3.       Start adding crushed potato chips and popcorn by the handful and toss with the melty goodness. (I find using my silicone spatula sprayed with a bit of Pam at this point helped make things not stick while I mixed.)
4.       Once you have reached your desired combination of salty to sweet (keep tasting...and try to stop yourself from eating the whole bowl as is), spoon by tablespoonful onto waxed paper and let set. You’ll find that the drops start to set fairly quickly, but if you want to speed up the process, slide the wax paper onto a cookie sheet and pop into your freezer for a few minutes. Store in an airtight container.

Makes approximately 30 drops.

*Note: I had a bit of the mixture leftover, but not enough to make a full drop, so I took full potato chips and spread the chocolate mixture on top and let it set. A little more salty, but oh so good. It's another option if you don't want to make them into drops and like a bit more salt with your sweetness. Call them Yum Chips!


doveadiva said...
January 19, 2011 at 3:41 PM

These were excellent! :)
I really enjoyed them!

sweetone said...
January 19, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Thanks for the comment! I have to ask...did you do anything funky and wildly different to them?

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