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.

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

A bowl of Fruity Pebbles kettle corn

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…

Popcorn kernels and sugar in measuring cupsIn 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…

A few popcorn kernels in a pan of hot oil

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.

Popcorn kernels and sugar in a pan with oil

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

Kettle corn on a sheet of parchment paper

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…

White chocolate being drizzled over kettle corn

Then immediately sprinkle your Fruity Pebbles on the almond bark.

Fruity Pebbles being added to kettle corn with melted white chocolateThen just let it set up…it will only take 10 minutes or so.  The almond bark sets fast!

Fruity Pebbles kettle corn on a sheet of parchment paper

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

Fruity Pebbles kettle corn spilling out of a yellow carton

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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

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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March 1, 2014 12:29 pm

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!

deenie
December 4, 2013 2:00 am

Does the popcorn crisp up after setting?

Carrie
September 25, 2013 10:50 pm

I love reading your posts, you are so funny! This recipe looks great. I can’t wait to make it and surprise my kids…yum! Thanks.

Jackie
February 24, 2013 11:22 am

Not sure if you gave permission for this, but this site has posted your recipe, with their watermark and the entire recipe:
http://girlsguideto.com/articles/lazy-girl-recipe-fruity-pebble-kettle-corn

JoAnn
December 11, 2012 4:10 am

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!

Evelyn
November 27, 2012 5:40 pm

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

Kristina
November 26, 2012 11:27 am

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… Read more »

November 8, 2012 12:45 pm

Haha – I would probably have come home and devoured this too! It looks delicious!

October 22, 2012 7:11 pm

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.

October 22, 2012 9:32 am

Wow! What a cute and colorful idea for the holiday season! Can’t wait to try this.

October 22, 2012 5:53 am

I am a huge pop corn fan. Now I am in love with Fruity Pebble Kettle Popcorn. I should try this with my kids.

October 20, 2012 9:21 am

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).

October 19, 2012 10:01 pm

oh my goodness, this is hilarious! I haven’t even birthed my son yet & I’m already thinking [& worried] about the dating stage! I’ll go ahead and find comfort in this fruity pebble kettle corn.

October 19, 2012 8:35 pm

Just bought fruity pebbles for the first time in years to make crispy treats. They are one of the best sugary cereals out there!

Lynn Chung
October 19, 2012 8:42 am

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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