What type of popcorn lover are you? How do you cook it, stove
top, microwave, air popped or camp fire roasted? How about
toppings, naked, salted, drenched in butter, cheese laddened,
covered in carmel, or coated in chocolate.
Plain popcorn balls are great on their own. However, you can
easily change them into something spectacular. You can cover a
popcorn ball with white cake icing and red licorice lace to
resemble a baseball. If that is too much, you can dress them up
by wrapping them in colored plastic wrap. For halloween, wrap
them in orange plastic wrap, glue on cut out construction paper
eyes, nose and mouth for an edible mini jack-o-lantern.
Popcorn lends its self for great ideas during halloween. Don't
forget the freakishly realistic witch's hand. All you need is
plastic food preparation gloves, candy corn for the finger
nails, fill with popcorn and a ribbon to close off the bag. Add
a plastic spider ring and watch the fingers bend in odd
Need to keep the kids busy for Christmas? Why
not set them in front of a bowl of popcorn and string popcorn
garland for the Christmas tree. This will keep them busy for a
little while. Maybe it will even become a family tradition.
Going to visit a family for the holidays? Why not send a popcorn
Need a teachers gift? Why not make a movie night kit.
Fill a bowl with candy, microwave popcorn and a gift certificate
to your local movie rental store. This is always a great gift.
Or you could fill your own tin with some of the recipes below.
Make your own old time favorite homemade cracker jack mix.
Crackerjacks Caramel Popcorn
Category: Caramel Corn
Serves/Makes: 4 cups Difficulty Level: 3 Ready In: 1-2 hrs
4 cups freshly popped corn lightly salted
cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
corn syrup (light)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Options 1 cup of peanuts
wife makes this and it has crackerjacks beat;
popcorn in shallow roasting pan (large pan). In heavy saucepan
mix sugar, butter and corn syrup. Stir over medium heat until
boiling. Continue boiling 5 min. without stirring. Remove from
heat; add vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn; stir to
Bake in preheated 250 degree oven for 1 hr.,
stirring several times. Cool, break apart and store in tightly
covered container. (Cool on waxed paper so it won't stick to
pan) Note; if desired 1 cup. peanuts may be added to popcorn
BEFORE adding caramel sauce.
How about chocolate covered popcorn. All you need is cooked
popcorn and chocolate chips. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in the
microwave taking time not to burn the chocolate. Put the melted
chocolate in a plastic bag, snip the corner off making a tiny
hole the size of a pencil point. Squeeze and drizzle over
popcorn. Let cool until hardened. This makes great favors for
Now that you have some great ideas, get
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