Salty-Sweet Popcorn Puffs
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An adaptation of "puppy chow", made with Chex instead of popcorn, this is a fun and fabulous treat guaranteed to delight small children.
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Popcorn Kernels
  • 10 oz White Chocolate Chips
  • Generous Sprinkles
  • A Dash of Salt
Instructions
  1. A child can pour a bag of white chocolate chips into a slow cooker, then set it to heat on "low" for ten minutes.
  2. White the chocolate melts, a child can cut a piece of parchment paper, the size of a cookie sheet.
  3. Then, pop the corn kernels. If you use an air popper, a small child can do everything except plug it in - they can assemble the machine, pour in the kernels and catch the popped corn in a large bowl. Cooking popcorn on the stove is an adult activity because of the heating element and oil that usually spatters, but microwave popcorn is another kid-friendly option.
  4. Spread the popped corn over the parchment paper.
  5. Once the white chocolate chips have melted, an adult can remove the pan from the slow cooker and place it next to the popcorn. Let the chocolate cool for 5 minutes so that it does not "melt" the popcorn.
  6. Then a child can scoop spoonful after spoonful of white chocolate, drizzling it over top of the popcorn.
  7. With the chocolate still gooey, even the smallest child can go crazy, shaking sprinkles over the popcorn.
  8. Shake a dash of salt over the popcorn. It's easy to overdo the salt, so I recommend letting an adult do this part.
  9. Let those fabulous popcorn puffs sit for 20 minutes so the chocolate hardens, and enjoy!
Notes
Tip: If your child wants to do the project by themselves entirely, it's worth getting a salt shaker with slightly courser salt grains that come slowly out of the container. Then you can let them shake and count "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi" before they put it down.
Recipe by Pass the Knife at http://www.passtheknife.com/2013/02/04/salty-sweet-popcorn-puffs/