5 Ways to Use Leftover Popcorn
It's easy to go overboard popping popcorn for movie night but instead of tossing leftovers in the trash, transform that buttery snack into something delicious and unexpected. Here are five ways to use your leftover popcorn that'll make you snap, crackle and, er, pop with delight.
① Popcorn Balls
Popcorn and marshmallows are the perfect match in this recipe from Martha Stewart. These make a festive dessert for last-minute parties.
Similar to popcorn balls, these popcorn truffles are balls of fun. Mixed with oats and peanut butter and then dipped in chocolate, Keepin' It Kind's truffles transform leftover popcorn into something original.
③ Fun Party Mix
Leftover popcorn is a snooze fest by itself, so why not add a little spice to the mix. Popcorn gets a smoky and salty makeover with the addition of Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and pecans in this recipe from Tasting Table.
Looking for a healthier festive snack? Try this Christmas popcorn trail mix. Simply add a few handfuls of dried cranberries, chopped almonds and a little mixed spice or ground cinnamon to your popcorn for a delicious snack. Pumpkin seeds and sultanas would be great too. Check out #healthykidsfestivefood for more ideas. Edited to add that popcorn can be a choking risk for young children so this snack is best for older kids!
④ Granola Bars
Who said you can't have popcorn when you roll out of bed? Leftovers are turned into breakfast or a snack in Half Baked Harvest's recipe for dark chocolate cappuccino popcorn granola bars.
⑤ Popcorn Ice Cream
If you've never given popcorn ice cream a try, here's your chance. The Kitchn shares its recipe for a buttery popcorn ice cream that hits all the right notes of salty and sweet.
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