Here is the sentence:

Slathering the popcorn with melted butter, the calorie count skyrocketed.

Good choice! You recognized that the modifier is dangling. Slathering the popcorn with melted butter, a participle phrase, has no target in the sentence to describe.

To fix the problem, you should revise the sentence like this: When Aida decided to slather the popcorn with melted butter, the calorie count skyrocketed. Adding Aida to the sentence lets the reader know who is ruining the calorie count.

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