20 Sep 2019
Pop it in the microwave, pop it in a pan, or pop it in your popcorn maker - however you pop it, popcorn is a great camping snack for the whole family. Get creative with your corn with these easy recipe twists.
CHEESY POPCORN BALLS
- 3 rashers short loin bacon, finely chopped
- 250g cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups prepared popcorn, lightly crushed
Place the bacon in a pan and cook over gentle heat 'til crisp and golden. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel.
In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mustard, parsley and cooked bacon.
Season to taste.
Mix through 1 cup of the popcorn, reserving the rest of the popcorn for rolling.
Form the cheese mixture into balls about the size of a walnut and roll in the reserved popcorn. Place on a tray and refrigerate 'til ready to serve.
Garnish the balls with a parsley leaf and pop on a toothpick for serving.
TOASTED POPCORN GRANOLA
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup shaved coconut
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 cups prepared popcorn
Preheat the oven to 160°C.
Mix the oats, coconut, seeds and spice together.
Spread the mix out on the tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with the maple syrup, bake for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add the popcorn to the tray and mix through the toasted nuts, return to the oven for a few minutes just to toast the popcorn.
You may like to add a little extra maple syrup at this point, depending on your taste.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.
Serve with fresh berries and a generous dollop of your favourite yoghurt.
Let your imagination run wild and create some flavoured popcorn to munch on around the campfire.
Use your favourite spice combinations or add a touch of sweetness. You can use prepared popcorn or try popping your own - the kids will love to listen to the crackling pan.
Curry and Cumin – Drizzle a little olive oil in a pan, add 2 cups of popcorn and sprinkle with 1 tsp of each spice. Toss to coat and warm through slightly.
Chilli and Sea Salt – Begin with a little olive oil in a pan, add 2 cups of popcorn and sprinkle with 1 tsp of chilli flakes and sea salt flakes. Toss to coat and warm through slightly.
Honey and Salt – Place a dollop of butter into a pan to melt, add 2 cups of popcorn and drizzle with 2 tbsp honey. Toss to coat and warm through slightly. Season with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes.