12/12/11



Popcorn is for more than just movies, we enjoyed trying out different snack ideas from Orville Redenbacher like Popcorn bars at back to school time. Now with the holidays just around the corner we share with you some fun ways to use popcorn during your holiday festivities too!

A big bowl of white, fluffy popcorn acts as a "single bowl solution" for a variety of holiday tasks:

Decorate
  • Create festive garlands by threading popcorn onto string the old fashioned way. Add fresh cranberries between every other kernel for a pop of festive colour, or red and green candies for a sweet surprise.
Serve
  • Seasoned popcorn can be displayed in holiday containers offering guests a light, fun snack that's full of fibre and satisfying crunch. It's simple, just divide popped corn into three bowls and add Parmesan cheese to one, taco seasoning to the second and hot chocolate powder to the third for a mix of savoury and sweet.
Bake 
  • Here is an easy to make recipe featuring Orville Redenbacher Popcorn to serve during the holidays that everyone can enjoy! Made even more festive with the addition of red and green sugar or sprinkles. Leave them out for Santa or package them for a yummy hostess gift too! Please note this recipe contains Almonds and is not recommended for those with nut allergies but you could be inventive and try substituting the Almond for something else of your liking!
Cranberry Almond Popcorn Bars
You will need:

  • PAM Original Cooking Spray
  • 1 bag (99g each) Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop Gourmet Butter Popcorn
  • 2/3 cup (155ml) honey
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) almond butter
  • 1 cup (120g) dried cranberries
How to make it:
1.  Lightly spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels and place popcorn in a large bowl.
2.  Place honey and almond butter in 2.5-quart microwave-safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until honey mixture is hot and bubbly.
Pour it over the popcorn and toss gently to coat it evenly. Add in the cranberries; gently combine the mixture.

3.  Press popcorn mixture into baking dish and cool to room temperature. Cut into 40 bite-sized bars.

Tips:
- 1 bag of Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop Gourmet Butter popcorn can be substituted.
- Remove unpopped kernels easily by lifting popcorn out with your hands and putting it into a new bowl. Throw away remaining unpopped kernels and proceed with the recipe as directed.

Make any holiday "pop" with more great recipes of festive favourites on www.Orville.ca.



Happy Holiday Snacking!

*Alyssa*


*This post was written by A Motherhood Experience on behalf of Orville Redenbacher. We received complimentary product. No monetary compensation was gained. Images obtained via google search and information provided by Orville Redenbacher. All other opinions are honest and those of A Motherhood Experience*

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