Making Popcorn Gifts

Making popcorn gifts is fun. Here are several suggestions.

Make one of these popcorn recipes, put them in a bag or tin, and attach a home-made tag. Here are some suggestions for witty tags:

1.   Just POPping in to wish you a ________ (Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, Happy Valentine’s, etc.)

2.   I know this may sound CORNY, but I am so glad you POPPED into my life.

3.   Just POPPING through with a _______card for you (Christmas, Valentine’s, Birthday, etc.)

4.   For a very POPular ________ (teacher, boss, co-worker, etc.)


Making Popcorn Gifts: White Chocolate Popcorn--Holiday Gift Idea

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Ingredients:

·         2 bags microwave popcorn (butter kind)

·         12 - 16 oz. white chocolate chips, melted

·         ¾ C chocolate M&Ms

·         ¾ C peanuts

·         1½ C stick pretzels

·         1 C mini marshmallows

·         6 oz. dark or milk chocolate

Instructions:

1.   Pop popcorn, remove un-popped kernels.

2.   Put popcorn in a big bowl.

3.   In separate bowl, mix together melted white chocolate, M & M’s, peanuts, marshmallows and pretzels until coated with white chocolate.

4.   Pour over popcorn and mix to coat popcorn with white chocolate.

5.   Spread onto two jelly roll pans or cookie sheets.

6.   Drizzle with melted dark or milk chocolate.

7.   Refrigerate for 10 minutes or longer until chocolate has hardened and popcorn breaks apart in bit pieces.

8.   Pack in jar or bag

9. Put “To: From:” tag on to give as gift 

From "Your Home Based Mom"


Making Popcorn Gifts: Samoa Popcorn

Ingredients:

3/4 c. shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 T. vegetable oil
1/2 c. popcorn
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. kosher salt

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Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Have a large bowl and two spatulas or serving spoons ready.

3. Spread the coconut in an even layer on one of your prepared baking sheets.

4. Bake the coconut till golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes (watch carefully as coconut will burn quickly). Set aside.

5. Melt the chocolate in the top half of a double boiler, stirring till smooth and melted.

6. When cool enough to handle, transfer to a ziploc bag.

7. In a large saucepan (with a lid), heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn kernels.

8. As soon as the oil begins to sizzle, sprinkle the sugar and salt evenly over the popcorn.

9. Cover the pan and shake continuously until all of the kernels have popped – about five minutes.

10. Transfer to your bowl and toss with the toasted coconut. Spread in an even layer on your prepared baking sheet.

11. Snip a small opening in the corner of the ziploc bag and drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn.

12. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set.

13. Serve immediately.

From "Babble"


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