Popcorn! The Perfect Last-Minute Gift Solution
Are you in need of a
quick and inexpensive gift for someone? The solution you are looking for is
right in your own kitchen cupboard! Popcorn is a great treat, and can be made in a
variety of ways and flavors. The only significant expense of this gift is the
container which you choose to place it in. Containers can range from zip baggies to
recycled containers, or even purchased tins and other containers. Use your
imagination along with the theme of the popcorn recipe which you are preparing, and you
will be certain to have a unique and tasty gift just perfect for the occasion.
Caramel Popcorn Kit in a Jar
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/3 cups un-popped Popcorn
1 cup Sugar
1 cup packed Brown Sugar
Set aside can of milk. Layer sugar
and brown sugar in a one quart canning jar. Next, place popcorn into a small zip
baggie. Seal baggie and place on top of sugar. Place lid on jar, then using
clear packaging tape, attach the can of milk to the bottom of jar so they are firmly
connected for storage purposes & store in a cool dry place until ready to use.
Attach the following instructions for later use, or for gift giving:
Remove popcorn from jar and using your
preferred method, pop corn until you have about 12 cups or 3 quarts of popped corn.
Remove un-popped kernels from corn, and set aside. In a large saucepan, mix sugar
from jar with 1/2 cup butter or margarine and the can of sweetened condensed milk.
Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil. Boil for one minute and remove from
heat. Working quickly, pour mixture over popped corn, coating as much as possible
while pouring, then using a large wooden spoon, mix popped corn and caramel until all corn
is well coated. Spread onto cookie sheets which have been prepared with non-stick
cooking spray, or eat directly from bowl.
3 quarts popped Popcorn
2 cups Corn Chips, slightly broken
1 cup Peanuts
1/4 cup Butter or Margarine
2 Tbsp. Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce
1 tsp. Celery Seed
Combine remaining popcorn with corn chips and peanuts. In small saucepan, melt butter or
margarine with hot sauce, celery seed and salt. Pour over popcorn mixture, tossing gently
to coat. Spread on l5x10-inch baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
Remove from baking sheet to large serving bowl. Toss with remaining 2 cups popped corn.
Serve immediately or store in airtight container.
2 cups chopped dried Apples
3 quarts popped Popcorn
2 cups Pecan halves
4 Tbsp. Butter, melted
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp. Vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place apples in a large shallow baking pan. Bake 20
minutes. Remove pan from oven and stir in popcorn and nuts. In a small bowl combine
remaining ingredients. Drizzle butter mixture over popcorn mixture, stirring well. Bake
for 30 min, stirring every 10 min. Pour onto baking sheets, lined with waxed paper, to
cool. Store in airtight container.
1 Tbsp. Garlic Salt
½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp. Dried Parsley
1/4 tsp. Paprika
Process all ingredients in blender or food processor at high speed until
mixture is very fine in texture (30 - 45 seconds). Store in shaker. Makes
about 1/2 cup.
Would you like more recipes for
Popcorn? We have a great collection of 'The Popcorn Book' recipes which include:
Pina Colada Popcorn, Popcorn Bars,
Kettle Corn, Peachy Popcorn, Cranberry Popcorn, Cherry-Almond Popcorn Clusters,
Cinnamon-Apple Popcorn, Yogurt Popcorn, Popcorn Crunch, Popcorn Marshmallow, Mushroom
Popcorn, Maple-Sesame Glazed Popcorn, Barbecued Popcorn, Pecan-Honey Popcorn, Garlic
Popcorn, Caramel Popcorn Kit, Lemon Popcorn, Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn, Mexicali Popcorn,
Spooky Mix Caramel Popcorn, Superbowl Sunday Popcorn, Jell-O Popcorn Balls, Nacho Popcorn,
Heavenly Caramel Popcorn, Buffalo Popcorn, Popcorn Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Cream
Popcorn, Onion-Dill Salt, Popcorn Haystacks, Herb Salt, Sugar and Spice Popcorn, Sesame
Salt, Vanilla Popcorn, Garlic-Parmesan Salt, Peanut Butter Popcorn, Chili-Cheese Salt,
Nutty Orange Popcorn & Cinnamon Candy Popcorn
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