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post #1 of 16
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I took inventory of my pantry this weekend for the first time in years and guess what I found? Popcorn! Probably 2 or 3 boxes worth. I have no idea why I have it, since neither my husband nor I are big popcorn eaters... that's probably why it's been in the pantry for who knows how long!

My problem is, it's all going to expire by the end of May, and I'd really like to use it up before then. Like I said, we're not very big popcorn eaters. What should I do with it? Any good popcorn recipes floating around out there. I've already made popcorn balls, but I could always make more. I guess I could string them up for decorations... any ideas?
post #2 of 16
dont have a recipie for you but how about Carmel Corn? I remember making it with my gram when I was a kid. Putting in a big brown paper bag! Google Popcorn recipies. I bet you will find a ton. Or maybe give it away to friends and family that will use it
post #3 of 16
I pop up expired pop corn and put it out for the birds squirrels and chipmunks.

WHen I was a newly divorced mom of 2 I had to be very creative with my menus (my ex was not paying childsupport.) I used popcorn once in meatloaf, the recipe called for oats, I didn't have any of those or crackers or bread... so I used popcorn. It was different but good.
post #4 of 16
Popcorn balls, popcorn cake, carmel corn, kettle corn
post #5 of 16
I think caramel corn sounds yummy! You could have a little get together movie night thing.
post #6 of 16
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Thanks for the ideas everyone! I think I will try a few of them out, since I have so much, and maybe invite some friends over. That way I can get rid of my popcorn and have a party without having to pay for food! Woohoo!:happy dance:
post #7 of 16
Best caramel corn EVER::::

7 quarts plain popped popcorn
2 cups dry roasted peanuts (optional)
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place the popped popcorn into two shallow greased baking pans. You may use roasting pans, jelly roll pans, or disposable roasting pans. Add the peanuts to the popped corn if using. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 250
MIx brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla.(mixe will be foamy.)

Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don't worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.
Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans, and giving them each a good stir every 15 minutes. Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.
post #8 of 16
popcorn balls

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
6 tablespoons butter
5 c miniature marshmallows

Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Add vegetable oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high
When oil is hot, add popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Put popcorn in 9x13

Melt butter over low heat,stir in marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix with spoon to coat evenly.
Let mixture cool slightly. Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix popcorn with your hands so that it is evenly coated.

Form into balls
post #9 of 16
peanut butter popcorn(me and my p.butter )

2 (3.5 ounce) packages microwave popcorn, popped
1/2 c margarine
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c peanut butter
20 large marshmallows

Pour popcorn into a large bowl. In a glass or plastic bowl, combine the marg,b sugar, and marshmallows. Cook at 1 minute intervals in the microwave, stirring between each time, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in the peanut butter until well blended. Pour the melted mixture over the popcorn, and stir quickly to coat before it cools.
post #10 of 16
could you make some onto little gifts for people!! (like teachers and others to say thank you) just a thought!!
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