Fruity Pebble Kettle Corn

So I went to my kid’s school today to volunteer in the library.

I use this time to spy on my children.

It’s a little like National Geographic, examining them in their natural habitat.

 

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As a parent it’s totally necessary to spy.

And really if I wasn’t there today in the library I wouldn’t have heard my child get ASKED OUT!!  THAT HAPPENED TODAY!

I will remind you he is in 4th grade.

Because I am almost 99% sure he would have failed to mention this when he came home…

I honestly do my best to bombard my children with loads of questions everyday when they get off the bus, “How’d it go?”, “How was lunch?”, “Who’d you play with at recess?”, “Was math fun?” (I just throw that one in there.)

Never once did I think to ask, “Who asked you out today?”

 

Of course as soon as I heard the girl, I stopped and held my breath, waiting for his response, “No, I don’t date anyone except my mom”.

But he DIDN’T SAY THAT!

 

He looked at the girl and shrugged and then walked away.

I felt all at once glad my child left the situation girlfriend-less and completely embarrassed he left her hanging…the worse thing that could possibly ever happen for a girl.  Ever.  Ever.

 

Despite the immediate commands I give to my children everyday, forbidding them to grow any bigger, they continually disobey me.

Now I have to worry about girls too.

 

How am I ever going to manage?

 

So to quell the emotional turmoil I felt after the library incident, I came home, made and ate this kettle corn.

Made. and. ate.

Then I had a stomach ache on top of a broken heart.

Yes, I am dramatic.

 

 

But I have to say, it might have been the happiest stomach ache ever, thanks to this, my new favorite treat in all the world:  Fruity Pebble Kettle Corn

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I’m not kidding you when I say you need to make this.

 

I was a little scared to attempt my own kettle corn.

But it was totally easy and incredibly delicious!

Let me walk you through the steps…

Get 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup popcorn kernels ready…

PhotobucketIn a large, fairly deep pan (at least 3″ deep) add some vegetable or canola oil and heat on medium-high heat.

Throw in a few kernels and wait for them to pop, so you know your oil is hot enough…

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Once they’ve popped, pour your popcorn kernels and sugar into the pan and stir quickly to coat all the kernels.

Immediately put a lid on the pan and start shaking it back and forth, so your kernels don’t burn.  Every few seconds lift the pot off the burner, continuing to shake…keep shaking for 1-2 minutes until the popping slows.

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Remove from heat immediately, continuing to shake and spread on a large cookie sheet or parchment paper lined counter to stop the cooking process.  Sprinkle immediately with salt.

Here’s the thing, this will BURN FAST!  SO shake it til your biceps can’t shake no more and get it off the heat AS SOON AS THE POPPING SLOWS

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Now you can totally stop there.  And trust me, once you start “sampling” you might not be able to stop…

But really you should take it to the next level.

Heat some white almond bark in the microwave until melted.  I like the almond bark for this instead of white chocolate because it sets much faster.

Drizzle that all over your kettle corn…

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Then immediately sprinkle your Fruity Pebbles on the almond bark.

PhotobucketThen just let it set up…it will only take 10 minutes or so.  The almond bark sets fast!

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Then really…go ahead and emotionally eat the heck out of it.

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Fruity Pebble Kettle Corn


Description

Makes about 16 cups of popcorn


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 oz white almond bark
  • 2 cups Fruity Pebble Cereal

Instructions

  1. In a large pot (have the lid handy) heat your vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Place 3 kernels in the pot until they pop so you know the pan and oil are hot enough to add all the kernels.
  3. When your “test” kernels pop, Add in the kernels and sugar, stirring quickly until coated. Cover the pot and immediately start shaking the pot back and forth, keeping the kernels moving in the hot pan so they don’t burn, occasionally lifting the pan off the burner, while shaking.
  4. Allow the kernels to pop, this will take about 1-2 minutes and when the popping slows to about 1 second in between pops immediately remove from heat, continuing to shake the pot, and empty onto a large baking sheet, to stop the cooking. Immediately sprinkle with salt. This will all happen very fast and I suggest you use pot holders on your hands while shaking the pot, as the pot and lid will get very hot.
  5. Now line a counter with wax or parchment paper and transfer all your kettle corn onto the lined counter in a single layer.
  6. In a microwave safe bowl melt your almond bark. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring after each until melted.
  7. Drizzle this over the kettle corn.
  8. Immediately sprinkle the Fruity Pebbles on top of the almond bark and stir to coat.
  9. Let the almond bark set up and enjoy!

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days, but best if eaten the same day.
Kettle corn process adapted from All Recipes

 

52 Responses

  1. I keep telling my boys that girls are gross and lots of trouble except for me, of course. It’s working so far (5th and 3rd graders)

    On the 1st day of school my son came home and told me about a girl in his class that was all done up for the 1st day – heels, makeup, feathers in her hair (5th grade!) – his decription was hysterical and he wanted to know why she was wearing all “that crap” and why wear shoes if you can’t walk right in them … I think I’m safe for now : )

  2. That looks incredible! Wow.

    My step-daughter, who is 8, has an online “boyfriend” who is 10. I’m sort of appalled that her mother lets her go online unattended, but what do I know?

  3. Karole

    Good LORD you are hilarious…
    I’ve shared this entry not just for the recipe but for all my friends with elemetary school kids to enjoy.
    Oh – and I will be making this for the Saturday afternoon (grown-up) girls gathering and since there will no doubt be kids I can use the them as the smokescreen for why treat is a must!

    thanks!

  4. He shrugged? Daaaaang, your boy is a pimp. He don’t need no ladies all over his binder. He likes flying solo, so no worries about him getting all pine-y. Though when he does get pine-y (and sorry, it’ll happen), it will be another force to reckon with. If you think it this way, it’s better he gets pine-y over girls than is one of those weird kids that lives in the basement breeding geckos and playing video games 19 hours a day.. the only “girl” they think about is like, a boobilicious Carmen Electra poster in their room (sorry, is Carmen not relevant anymore? I’m not hip on booby posters).

    ANYWAAYYY this popcorn looks delicious! Kettle is my fave and so are Fruity Pebbles!!

  5. It’s my first time to see colorful popcorns like these! Are they sweet? Or just the normal popcorn taste? Where can I buy these colorful popcorns? I’d like to be able to cook at home!

    -Priscilla

    1. shelly

      As soon as the popcorn is popped. I immediately transferred the popcorn onto a baking sheet and sprinkled it with salt when it was still warm.

  6. This is easily one of the most ridiculous recipes I’ve ever read. And by ridiculous, I mean, I want it to get into my mouth right. now.

    I was thinking about making a big batch of kettle corn for our Exchange Students’ fall party this weekend… and now I’m pretty sure I need to make this instead. End. Of. Story.

    This stuff looks so rainbow-y and fun and delicious.

  7. ..my son is in 2nd grade and talking about how pretty one of the girls in his class is. I’m so distraught over it all, ’cause I feel like I’m going through a break up, ..never thought it would start so early. Gotta keep my eye on that 7 year old chicky! 😉 Loving the recipe, so good for broken hearts, right!?

  8. Debra

    I don’t have Fruity Pebbles here but I will add something so I can have some colorful Kettle Korn too. thank you, bummer about your stomache/heartache combo…I know the feeling!

  9. Lynn Chung

    This looks delicious! 😀 I can’t wait to try it 🙂 Where did you get those adorable little glass cups?? They are too cute!

  10. I asked a boy out in the 4th grade via a note in the locker and never got a response and while I was a little crushed, it didn’t damage me for life so don’t feel too bad for her. She’ll get over it 🙂 this popcorn looks delicious and gives me an excuse to buy Fruity Pebbles (my husband always teases me about buying sugary cereal).

  11. That looks so festive. This is an apt snack for my little one’s play date. I can even do it for the Halloween party. it looks like a kaleidoscope . Awesome idea.

  12. Kristina

    oohhhh how the innocent days weren’t so innocent! I remember having crushes way back in kindergarten! I was always trying to kiss these two boys that I liked (that is until the chubby kid wanted to kiss me!! LOL!!!) I definately liked boys in 4th grade, but 1. didn’t have the courage to ask anyone out and 2. most boys were sooooo uninterested in girls!!
    I have two boys myself now, 5 and 7, and lord knows what I’m in store for!! In the meantime, kettle corn!!!! I didn’t know I could make this at home. YUM!!! And how did you come up with the idea of adding fruity pebbles!! Double YUMM!!!!! Can’t wait to try this and the candy cane kettle corn of yours I just saw on pinterest!!!!

  13. Evelyn

    I want to try thes! What is the equivalent of the white almond bark here in the UK? A friend of mine loves kettle corn and would love to make her some! x

  14. JoAnn

    Do you think I could make the kettle corn in an automatic corn popper, the kind you put oil & popcorn in the teflon-type base, with the big cover over it with holes in the top for steam release? Or will the sugar mess up my popper? I don’t have a large pot to make this on the stove top. Thanks!

    1. shelly

      Thanks so much Jackie…I have never heard of that site before, and I emailed them to take down the post.. hopefully they will! Thanks for the heads up!

  15. I’m stopping by from Pinterest, where I’m a new follower. I love fruity pebbles! Haha, I’m like a kid when it comes to cereals. Thanks for sharing!

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