Sep 22, 2010

Camp Out Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Recipes

It’s starting to get cooler in NYC and it is the last opportunity here to go on a camp out before it gets too cold.  Jeannie of Cakes by Jeannie sent over these pictures of her family reunion camp out held in Washington State Park, Missouri and I’m just loving all of the details.  Jeannie and her parents, six siblings {and now their 15 kids!} spent a weekend at their cabin enjoying nature and plenty of good food.  Her family has had a tradition of camping out each year for the last 15 years!  This year Jeannie made a sweets table that included s’more pops, chocolate confetti, owl cookies, oatmeal chunk cookies and golden cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting {yum!}.  Jeannie was inspired by the colors of the vintage plates and thermos bottles that she remembered from camping trips when she was younger.  Jeannie filled up the table with cute owl signage from Cupcake Cutiees Designs.  Scroll down to see Jeannie’s Chocolate Confetti recipe.

Jeannie – This looks like a lovely family reunion and what a beautiful spread you created for your family.  I hope that all the kiddies and adults got to it before the forest friends!  PS – I had my first semi-camp out experience with my boys this summer.  Okay, it was in a backyard, but that’s a lot of nature compared to NYC.  I think we’ll do our first real camp out next year and I’m going to bring this chocolate confetti recipe with us…

Chocolate Confetti Recipe

3 different colors of chocolate candy coating, 1/2 pound each
3 tablespoons paramount crystals
4 cups Kix cereal
1 bag popped plain popcorn
4 cups corn flakes

Starting with lightest color of candy coating, in a microwave safe bowl, melt 1/2 pound of chocolate candy coating with 1 tablespoon of paramount crystals on high for about 20 seconds and then stir. Continue heating and stirring until chocolate is completely melted. Pour over Kix and mix well. Spread out in an even layer on a wax paper covered tray. Set aside.

Using the same bowl, melt the next darkest color of coating, using the same ratio of chocolate and crystals. When melted, pour over popcorn. When completely coated, spread out on another tray and allow to set.

Finish with darkest color and coat the corn flakes in same method.  When all of the treats are dry, break apart and combine in one large, airtight container.  Chocolate Confetti will keep for at least one week.


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