Oreo Marshmallow Funfetti Popcorn

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When I was in middle school, I set a bag of popcorn on fire in my kitchen microwave while preparing an after school snack before heading to dance class. Probably needless to say, my parents were not exactly thrilled that the entire house smelled like burnt popcorn for like a week. And that I almost burned the kitchen down. I actually think the microwave shorted out? Which is probably the only thing that really saved us. Middle school and I couldn’t even handle the microwave… Ack.

I am so happy to say that I have come a long, long way since my middle school days. I now make popcorn on the stovetop, which would have been a serious danger back in the day. Canola oil and direct heat? Let’s just say, I never would have been left alone again. And though I may or may not have set a kitchen towel on fire a couple weeks ago (hey, I thought the burner was off when I threw the towel on the stove; honest mistake, guys), I haven’t actually caused any serious damage, aside from a hole burned into my towel.

I warned you there’d be more sprinkles. But you came back anyway, eh? Smart move because really, this recipe is about SO MUCH MORE than sprinkles. They’re really just there for looks. The real story is sweet and salty and everything in between. And by everything, I mean sprinkles, Oreos, and marshmallow. All piled into popcorn. Sprinkles and popcorn? Maybe not your typical perfect pairing, but they may be my new favorite thing in all the world. Also, perfect for Easter.

Can we talk about the fact that Wilton Candy Melts are also my new favorite thing in all the world? They sent me these Marshmallow ones, but then I bought 2 more bags at their headquarters this weekend (I also got their new Key Lime Candy Melts! And? They announced they’re coming out with caramel apple melts in the fall… omg) because they’re limited edition and I really don’t know how I’m going to live without them. They taste like the filling in an Oreo. And what do you know, they pair perfectly with actual Oreos.

Oreo Marshmallow Funfetti Popcorn:
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  • 2 T canola oil (peanut oil works here, too)
  • 1/3 C popcorn kernels
  • 8 oz. Wilton Marshmallow Candy Melts (as an alternative, you could use Fluff)
  • 6 Oreo Cookies
  • Sprinkles of your choice

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I generally always follow the popcorn instructions on my popcorn kernel bag so as to avoid any disasters. Those instructions tell me to put my oil and popcorn kernels in a large pot and turn heat to medium-high. When the first kernel pops, cover the pot and remove it from the heat for about 30 seconds.

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Then, put your pot back on the stove and once kernels start popping, vigorously shake the pot back and forth, keeping it on heat. Once popping slows, take pot off the heat and remove cover. Hurrah!

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In the meantime, put your candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and put in the microwave for 1 minute at 40% heat. Stir mixture with a spoon and then repeat regimen at 30-second intervals, stirring in between each one, until fully melted. Hurrah again!

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Put popcorn in a large bowl and drizzle marshmallow candy melts over it.

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Then crumble Oreos over the top and sprinkle on plenty of fun sprinkles. Mix well.

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Serve in a giant pastel mixing bowl and top with even more sprinkles if you’re into that kind of thing.

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And you will never, ever eat savory popcorn again. OK, that’s not true because sometimes when you’re watching a movie you might crave a buttery, salty popcorn. Or perhaps one with extra tabasco and parmesan cheese (obsessed). But this dessert popcorn will shoot way up on your list of top popcorns in the world.

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Because it’s awesome. And pretty to boot.

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There isn’t much that an Oreo cookie doesn’t go with, but the Oreos COMBINED with the marshmallow candy melts made this so creamy and delightfully marshmallowy.

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I ate  a lot of handfuls of this popcorn. Like, way too many. That’s why I brought a big container to my favorite co-workers.

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Then, a travesty happened. I placed the Tupperware between two of my co-workers’ cubes and my they ate a few early morning handfuls before the container fell to the ground. This was the aftermath taken from Sammy’s Instagram:

RIP Oreo Marshmallow Funfetti Popcorn. Guess I’ll have to make you again soon, huh?

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Tough life. But I think I can handle it.

What’s the best popcorn you ever had?

[Sues]

 

 

CW By CorningWare giveaway winner!

I’m excited to announce the winner of my CW By CorningWare giveaway… Congratulations to Michaela who said, “This dip looks amazing and those dishes look great. MY favorite dip is a Bacon Maple Cheddar dip that is so good you could probably bathe in it!” I will email you ASAP so I can get you your prize… Also, bacon maple cheddar dip? Um, recipe please!

Nutella Raspberry Chocolate-Covered Bananas

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Sprinkles make everything better. Well, almost everything. I suppose they don’t cure diseases or make people rich or help you find a job. I do believe, however, that they can make someone fall in love with you. Because how could you not fall in love with someone who made you treats covered in sprinkles? I guess that means you should be falling in love with me? I swear, I made these just for you.

But seriously, I want to feed the world these Nutella Raspberry Chocolate-Covered Bananas. Especially people who claim they don’t like bananas. I know that I could convert every banana hater over to banana lover with these. First, I would draw them in with the sprinkles. They would not be able to resist the brightly colored, spring-themed sprinkles. Then they’d see the chocolate. And once they heard it was actually raspberry-flavored chocolate, they’d grab one of these bite-sized treats. When I tell them there’s a banana underneath the raspberry chocolate, they may shudder and make a move to place the nugget back in the bowl. But then I’d just have to whisper one word. Quietly, but clearly….. Nutella. There is Nutella inside. And then said banana-hater would not be able to resist at least trying these delights… So, they’d quickly pop one in their mouth. Their eyes would get wide, they’d whimper “oh my God” and then they’d grab another. Mission accomplished. Oh and for all the banana lovers? You don’t stand a chance not eating an entire batch of these. Just warning you.

Nutella Raspberry Chocolate-Covered Bananas:
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Start by slicing your bananas into 1/4-inch slices.

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Then, make little Nutella sandwiches with them by spreading Nutella on one banana and topping with another. I recommend utilizing a toothpick to keep the two banana slices together so they don’t start sliding.

Pop these babies in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

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Melt your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl (side note: Wilton Candy Melts are so much easier to melt in the microwave than chocolate chips).

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Fill a couple little bowls with your favorite sprinkles.

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Take banana sandwiches out of the freezer and dip them completely in the chocolate. Then dip in the sprinkles.

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Remove the toothpick quickly as the chocolate will start to harden right away.

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It will only take a few minutes before they’re ready to be dug into! But you should keep them in the fridge if you don’t devour them all right away.

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I’m telling you, there is something absolutely awesome about these that you won’t even believe until you try.

 

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You bite into one and your teeth hit the perfectly chilled candy shell before sinking into a ridiculously flavorful banana Nutella mixture.

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The first thing Chris said when he tried one was “Whoa, even Adam would love these.” Adam is my brother-in-law and he doesn’t like bananas. I’m probably going to force him to try one of these.

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I ate a million of these and now I want to make a million more and keep them in my freezer for eternity. OK, so I’m not quite sure how long they would last in there, but I’m willing to try. And I’ll admit I kept these in the fridge for a week and kept eating them and they were still perfectly delicious.

Did you notice that some of the sprinkles have adorable little bunnies in the mix? Obsessed.

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Give me sprinkles or give me… Well, I don’t think there really is anything comparable to sprinkles. Actually, on that note, would you be mad at me if I posted about sprinkles again tomorrow? And then talked about them all day long on Twitter? Because I’m actually headed to Sweet Up at Wilton’s Headquarters tonight and tomorrow! I’m crazy excited to meet the other Treat Team bloggers, to get my dessert decorating on, and to be a part of the media event that gives a sneak peek of Wilton’s new products and more.

If you’re interested in tuning in to the big event, it will be live streaming on YouTube from 1:00-2:30, so you can be a part of it, too! Wilton has always been very near the top of my list of brands that I respect and use most often, so I can’t get over the fact that I’m actually going to their headquarters. I just feel so, so lucky!

True or false: Sprinkles make life a little bit happier?

[Sues]

Whole Grain Sampling Day Giveaway Winner!
I also want to announce the winner of my Whole Grain Sampling Day giveaway. Congratulations to Lauren B. who said, “Making banana bread with whole wheat flour is the way to go! with dark chocolate chips. Best snack or breakfast ever. I will contact you today, so you can get your box of whole grain delights!


Full disclosure: I used products that Wilton sent me in this recipe, but was not required to write a post. All opinions are 100% my own and Ive always been an avid user of Wilton products!