5 popcorn recipes to try this fall with the kids

If, like us, popcorn gives you life so, too, will these delicious popcorn recipes – proving these moreish puffs aren’t just for film buffs or theater critics.  

Popcorn Rocky Road

[caption id="attachment_2009" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Rocky Road made with popcorn, chocolate, nuts and marshmallows[/caption] Although Rocky Road is thought to have been first created in Australia in the mid-19th century, it’s since become a dessert staple and party favorite of households across America and beyond. There’s even a every year in June! It’s typically served as an ice cream in the USA, but the textured treat also works great as a no-bake dessert served slice by slice. Here, we put a corny spin on a classic Rocky Road which is traditionally made from , nuts and chocolate. It's one of our favorite popcorn recipes!
You will need:
  • or equivalent
  • (preferably dark)
  • Small marshmallows
  • Popcorn of your choice
  • Nuts – optional, although peanuts, hazelnuts and pistachios work well
  • Honey or golden syrup
  • Butter
To make:
  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a pan of boiling water
  2. Add the butter and honey and mix well
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix until they are well coated with chocolate
  4. Pour into a tin or baking tray and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  5. Remove and cut into portion-sized slices
  6. Enjoy!
Tip: This is a great way to use up leftover biscuits, nuts, and other ingredients. Exact quantities don’t matter. You can mix it up however you like or just use whatever you have. Why not get creative and make your own version? You could add chewy sweets, glace cherries, cranberries, raisins, coconut, or whatever you fancy!  

Popcorn Brownies

[caption id="attachment_2023" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]You won't be able to resist these delicious Popcorn Brownies![/caption] Much like Popcorn Rocky Road, Popcorn Brownies make for a delicious traybake. Either add popcorn to the mixture or top the brownies with a handful of puffs. You might also like this recipe we discovered for  

Popcorn Trail Mix

[caption id="attachment_2024" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Popcorn Trail Mix - one of the easiest popcorn recipes there is![/caption] Shake up your trail mix by adding salted popcorn! Just add it to all your favorite trail mix ingredients for a healthy snack that can be enjoyed at home, at work, or on-the-go. We love dried apricots or pineapple, dried cranberries, cashews and sunflower seeds, but you can add whatever you like. Most nuts and seeds (think pumpkin and chia) work well as do raisins, dates, chopped coconut, goji berries and dried banana or blueberries. And you can even add pretzels!  

Popcorn Oatie Bars

[caption id="attachment_2025" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Popcorn Oatie Bars. Healthy and nutritious[/caption] There are just 4 ingredients to this easy recipe, but we guarantee you’ll love it. Sometimes the simpler the better!
You will need:
  • Oats
  • Popcorn
  • Peanut Butter
  • Honey
To make:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a brownie tray
  2. Stir all the ingredients together and spread evenly over the tin
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tray bake is lightly browned
  4. Once cooled, cut into squares and devour!
Of course, popcorn is also a popular topping for desserts such as cheesecake, syllabub, cupcakes, ice cream and more. But people have also been known to use it to top savory creations. Soup, salads and mac and cheese are all worthy dishes for replacing croutons or crumb with salty popcorn. The recipe below, however, is a game changer – putting a new spin on how you like your eggs in the morning.  

Popcorn Scrambled Eggs

[caption id="attachment_2008" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]A fun twist on breakfast... Popcorn Scrambled Eggs! [/caption] Yes, really! We stumbled across this scrambled egg recipe and couldn’t not share.
You will need:
  • Eggs (2 per person)
  • Popcorn (2 cups per person)
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
To make:
  1. Whisk the eggs and add the butter to the pan to melt
  2. Once the butter is foaming, combine the popcorn with the whisked eggs – just enough to coat without making the popcorn soggy
  3. Then add to the pan and scramble to your desired consistency
  4. Season with salt and pepper and garnish however you like (cheese, chives, spring onion and chilli are all great toppings)
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