Now if you have ever had a child in sports, a club, or any other after-school activity you will know that at some point it will be your turn to bring the group snack. A big UH OH! With so many picky taste buds, allergies, and lack of time on my part, I have found it the best and easiest (and most frugal) to bring popcorn, usually individually packaged in those cute popcorn bags I find a Target or Sam's Club. Most kids (and their parents) enjoy the popcorn.
But wait a minute! My SIL Donna, the one that taught me how to make Shark Attack Popcorn sent me two magazine articles with some pimped up popcorn. So for this "Car Picnic"- The UH OH's, It's My Turn To Bring The Snack! installment I will show you some real designer popcorn to bring to the ballpark. Or even the office or classroom.
For all of the following recipes I have used my Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker to make the popcorn instead of using microwave popcorn. I pop 1/2 cup kernels and 2 T. vegetable oil. I prefer Orville Redenbacher Popcorn kernels. I have also salted the popcorn with popcorn salt before adding the rest of the ingredients.
S'Mores- To 6 quarts Whirley Pop popcorn or one batch of microwave popcorn, sprinkle cocoa powder, mini marshmallows, and Golden Graham Cereal.
Pepperoni Pizza- To 6 quarts Whirley Pop popcorn or one batch of microwave popcorn, sprinkle with Italian Seasoning, grated Parmesan cheese, and chopped pepperoni.
Rainforest Popcorn- To 6 quarts Whirley Pop popcorn or one batch of microwave popcorn, sprinkle with toasted coconut, banana chips, and chocolate chips. Totally saturated fattening but yummy just the same.
NOTE- With the above pocorns it is common for the smaller chips and bits to sink to the bottom, so be sure to place them on top of the big bowl or on top of each individual's portion.
Chocolate Malt- Mix together 6T. powdered sugar, 3 T. unsweetened cocoa, 1/2 cup Chocolate Malted Balls (ground in small food processor). Store in airtight container. To 3 quarts Whirley Pop popcorn or one bag of microwave popcorn toss 3 tablespoons of the dry mix. Toss until all popcorn is coated.
Sweet Chili- Mix together 3 T. powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 T. chili powder, 1/2 tsp Kosher salt, and 1 1/2 tsp paprika. Store in airtight container. To 3 quarts Whirley Pop popcorn or one bag of microwave popcorn, toss 2 1/2 T. dry mix. Toss until all popcorn is coated. This one was my favorite.