Sunday, January 8, 2012

Our 3 Favorite Popcorn Recipes

We just love to eat popcorn. However we tend to make it ourselves and we add lots of different spices to spice up the popcorn. We even have a great recipe for making it on the stove like we used to when I was a child. There were no microwaves then. Popcorn on the stove is in my opinion the best popcorn there is. You need to get your popcorn supplies ready for us to get popping.

Recipe 1 Best Popcorn on the Stove

1/4 cup of popcorn kernels
3 tbs of a stick of butter melted and hot on the stove
Add a 1/2 tsp of salt to the butter for equal distribution
Put a few kernels in the hot butter and when they start popping add the rest of the corn. Pull it off the eye and let them all heat up for 26 seconds and then put them back on the eye with a lid on your pan. Pulling it off the eye prevents it from burning. Once they start popping begin to move the pan around on top of the eye so that they are evenly heated and do not burn. When it begins to slow to a few seconds between pops pull it off the eye and enjoy.

Recipe 2 Holiday Popcorn by Kraft recipes (to die for!)

1/2tsp. salt, divided
12cups warm air-popped popcorn
4squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
40 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
PREHEAT oven to 275°F. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp. of the salt over popcorn in large bowl; toss to coat. Set aside. MELT chocolate and butter in large saucepan on low heat, stirring frequently. Add marshmallows; cook until completely melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Pour over popcorn; toss to coat. Spread onto greased baking sheet. BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp, stirring after 15 minutes. Cool on wax paper. Store in air tight container for up to one week. You have to try this!

 Recipe 3 Chili Popcorn

3 quart popped popcorn
1.75 tbs butter or margarine, melted
.75 tbs Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cumin

Combine in a bowl and drizzle over the popcorn. YUMMY! This popcorn is so unbelievably yummy. I always go a bit easy on the dijon mustard you can always add more but you can't take it out!

 Let me just encourage you if you've never made your popcorn on the stove to try it. It is so much better for you and cheaper than anything you can get out of a microwave. Happy popping! I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog for popcorn supplies and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own