Popcorn Bar

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A few weeks ago our family got together for a little reunion. One evening we decided to have a fun movie night!

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We watched Home Alone- mostly because that is the only movie that my 3 year old niece will sit through. We would stop the movie every 30 minutes to play movie trivia and hand out candy prizes or raffle tickets for a grand prize. We also had some yummy popcorn to snack on as well. Today I thought I would share a few of the yummy popcorn recipes with you.

Yellow Kernel

We did a plain yellow kernel corn. This was cooked with oil, and then we added a little salt once it was popped.

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Caramel Crunch

  • 2 qts. popped corn (1/2 c kernel)
  • 40 caramel squares
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 2 T half and half

Combine popped corn and peanuts in a large bowl. In a small pan, place caramel squares and half and half. Cook on medium-high for 3 minutes, stirring every minute until mixture comes to a boil. Gradually stir caramel sauce into popcorn mixture until well coated.

*This is pretty sticky. You could even form these into little popcorn balls and serve them on wax paper as another option.

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Cookies and Cream

  • 10 Oreo cookies, finely crumbled
  • 2 T. cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup popping corn
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 10-12 Oreo cookies broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup chocolate fudge Sunday topping

Crumble your Oreo cookies by using a food processor or putting them in a plastic bag and then rolling over them with a rolling pin. Mix crumbs with cocoa and salt in a small bowl.

Next pop the corn with the oil and the sugar.

Once popped, pour the hot popcorn into a large bowl, and then sprinkle your Oreo cocoa mixture over the popcorn. Stir popcorn until evenly coated. Next pour your chocolate fudge ice cream topping over mixture stirring until evenly coated. Then take your Oreo cookies and break them into pieces. Add them to the popcorn bowl and mix lightly.

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Cinnamon Sugar

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1T granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup popping corn
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Mix together cinnamon, salt, and 1 T. sugar. Next pop your corn using the oil and 1/4 cup of sugar.Once the popcorn is popped, pour the spice mixture directly into the pan or pot that you are cooking your popcorn in. Stir the mixture until it is evenly coated. Then pour into a large bowl.

*The key to this is pouring the spice mixture into the pot with the popped corn. The pot should have a little oil in it still which helps with the coating of the popcorn. We first tried this by taking the popcorn out of the pot and then pouring in the spice mixture and it was too dry. So we had to go back and remake it. This was our favorite of the recipes, but it was a little cinnamonie(if that is a word) so you may want to try 1 tsp. first and then add more if that isn’t enough.

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It was a fun and delicious movie night, complete with our very own movie star!

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Now how about you, do you have any yummy popcorn recipes that I should try in the future?

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6 comments:

  1. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping for some mention of my encyclopedic Home Alone trivia prowess.

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  2. All of those popcorn recipes sound and look delicious! I wish we were creative with our popcorn making abilities. And what a fun idea!

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  3. We love to sprinkle nutritional yeast on ours with salt and butter - it's so good!

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  4. This post couldn't be any more perfect! Yesterday I got put in charge of a game/popcorn night for the ladies at my church and now I have some fabulous popcorn recipes! Thanks so much for sharing, I'm pinning this right now. I'm also a new follower from the trendy treehouse link party!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

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  5. All my poor fam gets is the microwaved stuff. If you have a moment I'd love for you to link up to this week's linky party : http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/08/linky-4-will-craft-forcomments.html

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