When you think about leftover popcorn, you rarely think about what to do with it. Usually, the leftover popcorn gets thrown in the trash can.
Not only is popcorn healthy it can also serve as an ingredient in various treats. Popcorn has both grain and fiber in it which means this snack is nutritionally beneficial to your body.
In this article, we will discuss a few things you can do with your leftover popcorn.
Make Popcorn Balls
Popcorn balls are a fun and tasty treat that’s perfect for any season or occasion. This healthy snack can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Using honey will naturally sweeten the mixture, making it even more decadent. It’s ideal for making them small so that they are easy for snacking.
The ingredients you’ll need are as follows:
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5 cups hot-air popped popcorn
butter for handling
In a microwave-safe bowl combine everything except the popcorn. Once the mixture is ready, pour it over the popcorn. Butter your hands then shape the popcorn into balls.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 5-7 minutes. When they’re done, let them cool completely before indulging.
Now you have a delicious treat to eat.
Make Popcorn Cookies
Popcorn cookies aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about baking cookies. However, using this ingredient will give the cookies a sweet buttery taste.
Start using Topsy’s Popcorn and in a bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ tsp salt. Next, you’ll combine 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 sticks of butter, ½ cup of granulated sugar, and ¾ cup of brown sugar in a bowl until it’s well blended.
Mix together both creations into a larger bowl by folding the ingredients into each other. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are brown around the edges.
The final result will be popcorn cookies!
Using Left-Over Popcorn
Make Homemade Granola Bars
Granola bars come in handy when it’s the middle of the day and you need a snack to carry you over until dinner. They come in all kinds of flavors and combinations that are easy to create at home.
To make homemade granola bars using popcorn, you’ll want to use the following ingredients:
½ cup honey
2/3 cup peanut butter
3 cups popped popcorn
1 cup dairy-free granola
1 cup of dry or roasted peanuts
In a large saucepan, heat up the honey until it’s boiling. Stir in the butter and mix until it’s smooth.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and mix in the remaining ingredients. On a lined square baking pan, press the mixture into it and refrigerate until cool.
Your final step will be to cut it into bars!
Now you know what to do with leftover buttered popcorn. Get the best popcorn for any snack occasion! Topsy’s Popcorn has been a Kansas City favorite since opening in 1967. Topsy’s delicious, gourmet popcorn is available in buttered, cheese, caramel, and cinnamon flavor to suit your taste buds needs.
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