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  4 months ago

National Popcorn Day: 2 genius ways to use popcorn as an ingredient #CookWithToluna

Today, January 19, is National Popcorn Day, a day to celebrate one of the most loved treats worldwide.

This time-honoured snack can be sweet or savoury, caramelised, buttered or plain, moulded into a candied ball, or tossed with nuts and chocolate.

Below are 2 genius ways to use popcorn as an ingredient.

1. Popcorn salad

Popcorn, fresh

Carrots, shredded

Bacon bits, pre-cooked


Cheddar cheese, shredded



In a large bowl, add mayonnaise, celery, half of the Cheddar cheese, half of the bacon, and carrots. Use a spoon to mix well.

In a mixing bowl (or whatever large bowl you have) add popcorn. Add mayonnaise mixture on top and use the spoon to gently stir together until the popcorn is coated.

Spoon the salad into a serving bowl of your choice, then sprinkle the remaining cheese, bacon, and any additional celery on top.

Serve the popcorn salad immediately.

2. Chocolate peanut butter popcorn balls

Ingredients ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

9 cups air-popped popcorn ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

2 tbs dark chocolate chunks⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

¼ cup organic honey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

¼ cup natural chunky peanut butter⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Method ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Place the popcorn and chocolate chunks in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the honey and peanut butter and stir with a spatula until heated and the honey starts to bubble.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Remove from heat, and pour over the popcorn, using the spatula to scrape the sides of the saucepan.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Stir until all of the popcorn is well coated with the peanut butter mixture, and the chocolate chips start to melt.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Using your hands, form the mixture into 10 balls before the mixture cools. Set each one on the parchment paper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Place in the refrigerator to cool for 25-30 minutes, and enjoy! This snack can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Source: IOL


  4 months ago
Some interesting uses for popcorn in everyday recipes - thank you for sharing! :)


  4 months ago
Popcorn, definitely one of my favourite snacks when chilling and hanging out with both friends and family.


  4 months ago
Method 2 for me. My mouth is already watering.


  4 months ago
I'll try the second recipe.. Popcorn salad oh no


  4 months ago
Gonna give it a try..

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