February 13, 2011

I am not crazy!

I don't want you to think I've gone over the edge and finally lost my mind - it wouldn't be surprising if I did, but I promise this isn't the time.

Before I tell you what I made let me give you a little background. I have some student aides at work who eat dry ramen everyday. Yes there have been many comments made when people notice - "Ewww, yuck, ick, why?" but they love it. Strange I know.

All their uncooked ramen did give me the idea to buy some for my kids - not to eat uncooked but for something they could make quickly during the busy renovation times we've been going through. It's not something I would normally have on hand, but this was just pure luck.

Today I was making some chocolate dipped pretzels for the boys for Valentine's Day. Once the pretzels were made there was still quite a bit of melted chocolate left in the pan. We can't let chocolate go to waste now can we? I look to my right and what do I see - it's the ramen. This started out totally as a joke to present to my dry ramen eating student aides...

I broke up two packages of ramen noodles right out of the package (tossed the seasoning packets in the garbage of course), dumped the bite size chunks of ramen into the remaining chocolate, tossed until coated, spread on parchment paper, sprinkled with Valentine's sprinkles, cooled until well set.


Strangely enough the joke was on me. Chocolate covered ramen is good - no really, it is really good! I couldn't believe it. My kids love it, my husband loves it, and I'll fill you in tomorrow on how my ramen loving student aides feel about it - but I think I already know the answer!

I know it sounds crazy but trust me on this one. Next time you are doing anything chocolate covered do a few samples of ramen and then come back and tell me what you think.

I thought I had made a new discovery - but no, I googled chocolate covered ramen and found out it's been done before!

Try it before you put me on the list of crazy food bloggers you never want to visit again!

Happy Valentine's Day - Don't forget to play along at the Valentine's Party!

Update 2/14 - My student aides along with several of my coworkers tried it today. My aides were shocked and thrilled, they absolutely loved it and said it was the best thing on the face of the earth. They called me a genius ::grin:: Coworkers said it tastes almost just like hay stacks or similar to a chocolate covered pretzel. Some asked for the recipe. This was definitely a fun little experiment. You have to try it! 

16 comments:

  1. I cannot believe this has been done before, but I guess if people are going to deep fry pickles, they are going to dip ramen in chocolate. I bet my kids would love it.

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  2. My hub eats dry ramen, too! ick.

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  3. Ha! That's so funny! They must be college students (or middle schoolers.) My students eat dry ramen noodles too. But chocolate covered and I'm in! I can't wait to try them!

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  4. I've done this with chow mein noodles so I presume it's similar. It does sound odd but interesting! Thanks!

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  5. You are so clever and yes it's common for the kids to eat dry Ramen right out of the bag... :)

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  6. never heard of eating dry ramen or chocolate covered, but the chocolate covered sounds worth trying. thanks for sharing!

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  7. OMG what amazing recipes you have!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can tell I will be a regular at yours! yum!

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  8. Dry ramen? Yuck! Covered in choclate? Yum!

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  9. You are a genius! This sounds like a must try. There are a lot of packages of ramen just sitting in our pantry and I'm going to try this out on my family. I can't wait to taste it.

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  10. Never has ramen looked better, Martha. Amen.

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  11. oh my gosh! I have to try this just because it sounds so weird. One of my favorite things is chocolate covered chow mein noodles...YUM!

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  12. What a great idea! This sounds like something I'd like very much!

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  13. A friend of mine makes cole slaw with dry ramen in it. Yes, I was skeptical but damn it was good!

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  14. There's nothing wrong with dry ramen, when my kids were little, they used to snack on it...they liked the crunchy flavor!
    Great idea!

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  15. I don't have melted chocolate at my house. So I normally eat my dry ramen with chocolate chips.

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  16. That sounds interesting. I used to have a membership at Costco, and there was an aisle there which I referred to as "the chocolate covered everything aisle." I think these would fit right in!

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