Happy National Popcorn Lover’s Day

In honor of National Popcorn Lover’s Day we want to offer you three of the best popcorn recipes we could find!

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Popcorn With Brown Butter and Parmesan

Ingredients

  1. 1 3.5-ounce package microwave popcorn or 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  2. 3tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 3tablespoons grated Parmesan
  4. kosher salt

 Directions
  1. Pop the popcorn according to the package directions.
  2. Brown the butter: Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute.
  3. Drizzle over the popcorn. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and ¼ teaspoon salt and toss well.

 

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Marshmallow  Popcorn Bars

Ingredients

  1. 2tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the dish
  2. 1/2cup popcorn kernels or one 3.5-ounce package plain microwave popcorn
  3. 1 10-ounce bag marshmallows

 Directions

  1. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Pop the popcorn according to the package directions.
  2. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Fold in the popcorn until coated. Press into the prepared dish and let sit for 10 minutes before cutting into 24 bars.

 

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Nutted Popcorn Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 8cups popped popcorn
  2. 2 cups pecan halves
  3. 1 cup unbalanced almonds
  4. 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  5. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  8. 1 cup light corn syrup
  9. 1/2 cup butter
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla

     Directions
    1. Heat oven to 250° F. Combine the popcorn, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, chili powder, and cinnamon on 1 or 2 large baking sheets and place in the oven to warm through.
    2. Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a medium saucepan and heat to boiling. Without stirring, cook over medium-high heat about 10 minutes or until the syrup turns a rich brown and a few drops of it form stiff threads in a cup of cold water. Stir in the vanilla.
    3. Remove baking sheet from oven and pour the syrup over the popcorn. Toss quickly with a spoon. Cool and break into pieces.

     

 

 

 

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