This past weekend we had some friends over for a little Halloween movie night. We watched the movie Hotel Translyvania and you know I totally made food surrounding the theme. Besides cleverly making, “blah, blah, blah” blood juice (it’s on my Instagram), we had mummy pizzas (with string cheese of course) and some werewolf kibble popcorn.
I’ll get to the last food in a second.
The main characters of the movie consist of Dracula, Frankenstein, a mummy, an invisible guy, and a werewolf.
They are all longtime monster friends and in the movie reunite for Dracula’s daughter’s birthday. I have to admit, the plot of the story is entertaining and fortunately the humor isn’t too childish for the adults. It’s a win win.
Back to the popcorn.
I was wracking my brain with what food I can use to incorporate the werewolf, when it occurred to me wolves are dogs…yeah I know, real rocket science people…and so, kibble popped up.
This isn’t hard to put together and it makes a huge bowl! It’s perfect for snacks or even to give away as goody bags for kids or even coworkers. Crunchy, salty, nutty AND sweet.
Need I say more?
- 1 cup of popcorn kernels (divided in half)
- 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil (divided in half)
- 2 cups of cocoa puffs
- 1 box of Corn Chex
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 3/4 cup of Nutella (or 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips)
- 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- Bone Candy (optional)
- Pour cereal in a large bowl and set aside. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave Nutella (or chocolate chips), peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour half into a gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
- Add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Repeat with the other half of the cereal mix and powdered sugar.
- Heat a large pot to medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 1/2 cup of corn kernels. Cover, but not completely, you want to let some steam escape. The kernel will begin to pop rapidly and when it starts to slow down to a few pops, take it off the heat. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and repeat with the other half of the kernels and vegetable oil. Salt the popcorn to your liking.
- Add the powdered cereal and cocoa puffs to the finished popcorn.
- Serve immediately or bag them up. This will last 3 days sealed in a bag or container.
- Warning: This is HIGHLY addictive.
I served them in these cute containers I found at Michaels!
The kids enjoyed the kibble popcorn immensely and as you can see couldn’t take their eyes off the movie.
I can’t tell you how addicting this concoction is…
It’s a fun treat for this time of year!