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With Thanksgiving in just a few days and the Christmas season beginning right after that (yay!), I've had holiday recipes on the brain. I usually volunteer to bring a dessert to most family functions because I'm not really your casserole making kind of girl, and this year I wanted to make something kid friendly for the littles to munch on, as well as something I could make several days in advance so there's no stress of same day preparation. And let me tell y'all, I came up with the most perfect idea, if I do say so myself.
Here's what you'll need to make this sweet snack.
-Kettle Corn (you can make your own, but I went the cheap and easy microwavable route)
-White Chocolate Baking Morsels
-A box of Post Fruity Pebbles
Right now you can buy your box of Fruity Pebbles (or any other Post cereal) at your local Walgreens for just $1.99...that's almost two dollars cheaper than what you'll find at a grocery store!
This is an easy recipe, but many of the steps require full attention. I learned this the hard way when I burnt the first batch of white chocolate. Pictures weren't easy to snap as I was moving quickly from step to step, but the directions should be pretty self explanatory.
STEP 1 // You'll begin by popping your kettle corn. Like I said above, you can go the old fashioned route and cook kettle corn in hot oil over the stove, but I went the easy route with microwavable popcorn. After it's popped, spread it out over a foil covered baking sheet. Wax paper would work here too, but I had foil on hand.
STEP 2 // Next, you'll melt your white chocolate baking morsels. Remember that this part is a SLOW process. Don't rush it, or you'll burn it. I melted mine in the microwave but you can also melt them double broiler style.
STEP 3 // Once the white chocolate is melted, immediately drizzle it over the popcorn. You can do a light drizzle or a thick drizzle depending on if you want your popcorn to dry in separate pieces or if you'd like to create clusters.
STEP 4 // Next, sprinkle Fruity Pebbles across the white chocolate covered popcorn. You'll want to do this as soon as you're done drizzling the white chocolate. The quicker you do it, the better it will stick to the popcorn.
STEP 5 // Give the popcorn mixture time to sit and harden. If you'd like to speed up this process (and keep toddler hands away), you can put it in the refrigerator.
Once it's hardened, put it in a bowl (or a decorative tin to take to neighbors) and enjoy!
Do you have any go to sweet snack or dessert recipes?