Falling for Fall Popcorn

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By Emily Amjad & Madeleine Schroedel

During the first Thanksgiving, popcorn was actually a featured guest at the meal. Native Americans have been eating popcorn since the 15th century. We updated the classic kernels with nutella- frosting drizzle and cinnamon delight. Make like the Pilgrims and have a popcorn snack!

Ingredients:
-1 bag of microwave popcorn
-Nutella
-Milk
-Can of white frosting
-Cinnamon
-Marshmallows
-Pecans

Instructions:
1. Pop 1 bag of microwave popcorn.
2. Placed popped popcorn onto a tray lined with parchment paper.
3. In the microwave, melt ¾ cup nutella with 2 tablespoons of milk until liquid-y.
4. Melt ½ can of white frosting for 45 sec.
5. Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon to the melted frosting. Mix well.
6. Gather ½ cup marshmallows and cup chopped pecans.
7. Drizzle the melted nutella and melted frosting over the popcorn using a spoon or knife.
8. Sprinkle marshmallows and chopped pecans on top of the popcorn.
9. Place the popcorn in the freezer for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has solidified.
10. Remove from freezer, break into pieces, and enjoy! Eat right away or store in an airtight container for easy snacking.

After we made the popcorn, we could not stop eating it. The cinnamon frosting tasted almost like Auntie Anne’s pretzel frosting, warm and filling, with a hint of fall. The marshmallows gave the popcorn an extra sugary taste and a chewy texture that was delicious. Adding pecans made the popcorn crunchy and nutty, two things we both enjoyed.

The recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare, but we guarantee that your popcorn will be gone within the hour.