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Friday, June 8, 2012

It's Time For A Carnival

It's time to take a trip down memory lane.
Back to a time when riding your bike by yourself on a city street was safe.
A time when playing Ditch 'Em after dark wasn't frowned upon by your parents (just the local law enforcement).
A time when spending every single day at the public pool, by yourself, with your besties and trying to impress that one boy meant more to you than all 45 days of summer vacation.
I remember those days very well. Those were some of the best days of my life.
No cares in the world.
Thinking you were so grown up, when in reality you had no clue what being a grown up really meant.
My parents live just down the street from one of the local Catholic Schools.
Every year the Catholic School would hold it's Annual Festival. To me, it was a Carnival.
They'd close off all of the streets around the school and church.
They'd haul in The Scrambler and Go Gator Coaster and all of the other puking machines and all of the neighborhood kids would spend way too much money on sugary Cotton Candy and the daunting task of winning an inevitably ill gold fish with a limited life span. 
As much as I loved those gold fish, I was all about the Cotton Candy.
I love loved how it would melt in your mouth, and somehow, no matter how careful you were, it would end up all over your face and fingers.
I miss those days.
Although secretly I try to relive those moments vicariously through my kids.
When all of the other parents are screaming, "No, you can't have cotton candy it makes you act crazy", I'm all, "let's buy the ginormous bag!" "We only come to the fair once a year!"
(my kids love me)
So when I saw that Hayley, The Domestic Rebel made
I was in love.
I was 11 again, riding my pink and purple ten speed bike, taking on the world one bag of cotton candy at a time.
I knew I had to make it.
The recipe is fairly simple. The hardest part for me my kids was staying out of the kettle corn while melting the chocolate.
I hope that when you try this recipe it takes you to a time and place where you feel like a kid again.
Come on everyone, It's Time For A Carnival, got your tickets??!

And just so you know, this recipe will draw crowds. Just take a look at the spectators!!



  1. YUM! This looks so much fun ;)

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

    1. It really is! The kids loved it! (well I guess so did I!)

  2. Cute blog and cute ideas. I think I am following you other ways but never found your cute little blog. Glad to find it! Love for you to follow back when you get a chance!


    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower!!

  3. Yum! I love food that evokes great memories. This popcorn is great!

  4. Very creative - I bet it is delicious!

  5. This looks wonderful! When you add the Flavor Creations to the candy melts does it mess with the consistency any?

    1. No, I didn't notice any change with it, seemed to be pretty typical for candy melts. Thanks for stopping by!!

  6. This is too cute! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  7. Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.

    Love your blog

    Check out my food blog if you haven't already :)

  8. What a light healthy treat and beautiful looking too. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  9. Cotton candy... Kettle korn...what more can a girl ask for??? YUM!!

  10. YUMMY! I am thinking this would be a great Party idea esp this Summer, just do red and blue for 4th of July! Fun Hometown memories! Great entry !

  11. Those look so yummy! Love the little individual servings! and such a great flavor! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

  12. How did I miss this?! Aahhhhhh I am SO glad you tried it and loved it!! It really is really is a perfect summertime treat, reminiscent of carnivals and carefree childhood memories :) So happy you and your family enjoyed it!! xo.