What do you serve a crew of hungry 4H kids who have just walked over a mile along the highway and through the ditches picking up trash for a community service project?
It needs to be cheap, portable, filling, and appeal to all ages.
How about kettle corn – bagged with peanuts, M&M’s and candy corn?!
Served with pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies and a juice box, these snack bags were a hit with my road crew this weekend!
And the left-over bags were so handy in throw in lunch boxes this morning!
1 tablespoon oil (we love coconut oil for popping corn)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup unpopped popcorn
salt to taste
Place in the oil and sugar in your popcorn popper. Add the popcorn and pop according to directions.
The sugar will melt with the oil and coat the popcorn as it pops. Toss the popped corn into a bowl and salt to taste. Let sit for a few minutes to cool before breaking it apart.
This stuff is fabulous when hot – and holds up well for 3-5 days depending on the humidity.
Let the kettle corn cool completely before you mix in the candy corn and M&M’s so there is no melting.
When we mixed in all the extras, they fell to the bottom of the bag leaving the popcorn on top – but no one seemed to mind. They just shook the bags until their favorites were on top.