So remember a couple of weeks ago when we made this little announcement? Well to catch you up, we haven’t exactly started yet…It seemed a bit silly to either toss or give away all of the gluten-laden food we had already purchased, so we decided to suffer through and eat what we had before getting started. Anything new however, has been largely purchased with a gluten-free diet in mind (except for bread). Our new mantra is “stick to the parimeters” at the supermarket – We are doing our best to consume a LOT more fruits and veggies and fresh meats instead of processed meals that come in a bag. I’ve actually already noticed a shift in the way I feel just by eating more fresh ingredients and meals, so I know we are on the right track.
But then something bad happened and I fell off the bandwagon. Like the thing bucked me off, stepped on my gut and then dragged me in multiple circles through the dirt while rodeo clowns pointed and laughed.
“What on earth happened?” you might ask? All I did was have an innocent little “Mean Girls” viewing party with girls from work! But you know what girls do when they get together to watch a chick flick…We’re talking pizza rolls, cheese doodles, wine and s’more dip. Yes, I said “s’more dip”, and, yes, I can blame Pinterest for this delicious little treat.
If I sound a little bitter, I am. But that’s my own fault. Someone who knows they are lactose intolerant should presumably know better then to engorge themselves on chocolaty, marshmallow dip. But just wait until you see this pan of pure joy – You would risk the stomach ache for it too.
This dip was, just as the Pinterest caption says, so easy – There are only three ingredients to the dip itself (sweetened condensed milk, semisweet chocolate chips and marshmallow creme) and one ingredient to enjoy it with (graham cracker honey sticks). As you can see in the photo below, we stuck to the store brand stuff to keep costs down – Trust me when I say that this did not minimize taste. My mouth is watering just reliving the memory, even despite the tummy ache afterwards.
With the recipe up on the computer, I got to work putting together our sweet “girl’s night” dip about 30 minutes before people started showing up. All-in-all though, the process took about 10 minutes. So if you try this at home for your own party, wait until the last minute since it needs to be served hot.
The best thing about this dip is that you do the entire thing in the microwave – very simple. First, you dump the 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk into a bowl and top it with a cup and a half of the semi sweet chocolate chips (I ended up using the entire bag which was only a hair over a cup and half).
Then you microwave it for 1 to 2 minutes. I microwaved it in 30 second intervals and stirred, that way I could keep an eye on it and avoid burning.
Here’s what it looked like after one 30 second spin in the microwave:
And here it is in all it’s melty, soft goodness after another 30 seconds:
Next, I dumped the chocolate/condensed milk mixture into a glass pan and spread it around. Once the chocolate was even, I dumped spoonfuls of the marshmallow creme on top.
After yet another 30 seconds in the microwave, this time in the pan, I took a knife and swirled everything around to achieve the pretty marbelized look. Don’t STIR it, just run the blade through the mixture in swirly motions. You’ll know when it’s right.
Oh my gosh, it was SOOOOOOOOO good…When the girls arrived, I took it out of the microwave and set out a bowl full of the graham cracker sticks. We didn’t even make it into the living room where the movie was set up – Instead, we stood around the kitchen island dipping and chomping away at the sticky sweet treat. We actually ran out of graham cracker sticks before we ran out of the dip!
To be honest, I doubt that my stomach ache the next day had to do so much with the dip as it did the dozen or so pizza rolls I ate or the twenty-some cheese doodles I downed. I am disgusting I know. I think we all probably could have done nothing but the s’more dip and a couple glasses of wine and been satisfied.
If you are looking for a sweet, indulgent treat at your next party, I think all six of us ladies would recommend this recipe. With Valentine’s day right around the corner, it’s the perfect way to enjoy chocolate and impress your Valentine. Maybe just practice a little more restraint then I did 🙂
Hope you have a great start to your week!
(Photo credit for gluten-free logo: here)