Chocolate Covered Licorice
What you need-
12 licorice pieces (we used Red Vines)
1 1/2 cups Ghirardelli chocolate chips (whatever kind floats your boat- milk, semi sweet, dark.)
1 TBS oil (we used canola)
What you do-
Assemble ingredients. If Red Vines are longer than 5 inches, cut in half. Add chocolate chips and oil to microwave safe dish, and nuke for 20 seconds at a time, stirring well each time until completely melted.
Line pan with wax paper (whatever size fits them all. Do a "test run" and set licorice in beforehand to make sure they all fit. I found out the hard way after the fact of course.)
Dip licorice pieces in chocolate, using bowl edge to remove extra.
Arrange on wax paper. Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes to set. Store in fridge.
I highly recommend starting this whole project by eating a few of those Ghirardelli chips but you know, that's probably just me. Gotta do some quality control here!