Introduction: Chocolate Caramel Double-dipped Habanero Peppers

The taste is rich and decadent, and three seconds after you bite into one, you have tears rolling down your cheeks while you're calling for your Mommy.  These are insanely hot, but if you are a chili-head, they are addictive.

Step  One - Caramel dip

1 lb. of Habanero peppers (any variety)
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons milk

Caramel directions:
Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.
Hold each pepper by the stem. Roll each pepper quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place on waxed paper to set.

Step Two - Chocolate dip

Caramel covered Habanero peppers from Step One.
16 ounces milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening (Crisco)

Chocolate directions:

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth.
Holding the Caramel coated Habanero peppers by the stem, Roll each pepper quickly in the chocolate mixture.
Place on waxed paper to set.

Keep small children and pets away!