Popcorn Lover's Day is March 11

Devils Lake Journal

DEVILS LAKE - Popcorn lovers rejoice! It's your day to play with favorite toppings (herbs, spices, parmesan cheese, dried fruits, nuts, chocolate, etc.) and create a popcorn masterpiece.

400 Rabbits crafts a crab-and-corn chowder with sweet corn, hominy, ancho chilies and lumps of seafood. Ancho-dusted popcorn finished the cup.

Bacon Jalapeno Popcorn


8 cups popped popcorn

4 slices bacon, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Masters Popcorn from Augusta National Golf Club in 2019.


Heat skillet over medium-low heat; cook bacon for 5 to 8 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain. Wipe pan with paper towel.

Add butter, jalapeños and salt to pan; cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until jalapeños are very tender.

In large bowl, toss together hot popped popcorn, bacon, jalapeños, and Parmesan, if using.

16. Microwave popcorn     Popcorn itself is not a terrible snack at all, Maycock said. The problem is when they are laced with butter, which is almost always the case with popcorn at the movies and many versions you see at the store. With the butter come trans fats, which have been linked to higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Minty Green Popcorn Clusters


12 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn

4 cups mini marshmallows

2 tablespoons butter or light olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon green food coloring

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 cup green candy-coated chocolate candies

Popcorn cheddar frico with chili oil and herb blend at 8Up restaurant in downtown Louisville.


Place popcorn in large mixing bowl.

In saucepan set over medium heat, melt marshmallows, butter and salt, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in food coloring and peppermint extract.

Immediately toss marshmallow mixture with popcorn; let cool for 2 to 3 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Toss with chocolate candies.

Shape 3 tablespoonfuls of popcorn mixture into small cluster; repeat with remaining popcorn mixture to make about 32 clusters. Place on waxed paper–lined baking sheet; let cool completely.

Chongqing Spicy Popcorn Chicken from Chilispot in the Kenny Centre Mall


Food coloring can be found in the baking aisle of the supermarket or grocery store.

Kale Lime Popcorn


10 cups popped popcorn

1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted

Zest of 1 lime

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/4 cup crushed kale chips

Illinois: Chicago style popcorn     Chicago style popcorn is basically caramel and cheddar cheese popcorn. This particular style of popcorn was originally created in 1988 by a company headquartered in Minnesota.


Place popcorn in a large bowl.

Wisk lime zest, lime juice and margarine together. Toss to coat popcorn.

Sprinkle kale over popcorn, missing to distribute evenly.

                               Some of Tea Gather munchies: crispy tofu, left, and basil popcorn chicken.

K. William Boyer is the Managing Editor of the Devils Lake News Journal. He can be reached at kboyer@gannett.com, or by phone at (701) 662-2127.  

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