POPCORN CON PESTO

POPCORN CON PESTO



Ingredients:

5 quarts popped popcorn
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts (optional)

Directions:

Put popped popcorn in a large bowl and keep warm. In small saucepan, melt the butter; add basil, parsley, garlic, Parmesan cheese and nuts. Stir to blend. Pour over popped popcorn; stirring well.

Note: Dried thyme or oregano, or combination of ingredients may be used in place of basil.

Yield: 5 quarts







COUSIN WILLIE'S FAVORITE POPCORN TREATS

BASIC RECIPE

1 bag of popped microwave popcorn (approx. 10 cups)
1 (1-lb.) package of marshmallows or 7-1/2 oz. jar marshmallow crème
1/4 cup butter or margarine

Place popped popcorn in a large bowl. In a large saucepan, cook marshmallows (or marshmallow crème) and butter or margarine over low heat until melted and smooth. Poor over popcorn, tossing gently to mix well. Cool five minutes.

POPCORN-ON-A-STICK

Basic Recipe
Food coloring
Plastic or papercups
Plastic spoons or wooden Popsicle sticks
Butter or pan spray

When preparing Basic Recipe, add a few drops of food coloring to the smooth mixture and mix well. While cooling Basic Recipe, butter or spray inside of cups and hands. Fill cups evenly with approximately 1/3 cup of the mixture. Insert the spoon or stick in the center of the popcorn mixture and pack the mixture around the spoon or stick. Chill at least 1 hour.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

(No flour!)
3-1/2 cups finely ground popped popcorn
4 tablespoons butter, softened
4 egg whites
1-1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Stir ground popcorn and butter. Set aside. In a large bowl beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add sugar and beat in salt and vanilla. Fold in popcorn and butter mixture and chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls. On a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 325 degrees. Makes about 2-1/2 dozen cookies.

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