Create Your Own

Create Your Own Popcorn Bar

Yield: Varies

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Ingredients
  • Freshly popped popcorn to suit the size of your munching bunch
  • Topping Options:
    Popcorn salt & pepper
    Assorted herbs & spices
    Nuts (pine nuts, peanuts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
    Cheese crackers
    Pretzel sticks
    Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, etc.)
    Grated cheese
    Chocolate chips
    Cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg
Directions
  1. Stovetop Popping:
    To pop popcorn on a stovetop, cover the bottom of a 3- to 4-quart pan with a thin layer of vegetable oil (don’t use butter, it will burn).  Place 3 kernels of popcorn in the pan, cover with a loose lid that allows steam to escape, and heat.  When the kernels pop, pour in enough popcorn to cover the bottom of the pan, one kernel deep, cover the pan and shake to evenly spread the oil. When the popping begins to slow to a few seconds apart, remove the pan from the stovetop. The heated oil will still pop the remaining kernels.
  2. Assembly:
    Set out a large bowl of popcorn.  Put smaller bowls with various popcorn fixings around the big bowl of popcorn.  Let each person fill a paper bag or other container with popcorn and top or mix with their desired flavorings.
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