You know those canisters of popcorn that you can get around this time of year? The ones that have three kinds of popcorn: buttered, caramel, and cheese?
I have noticed that those cans are getting smaller.
After making my Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn recipe, I thought, "Why not try to make cheese popcorn?"
I searched to find a recipe, but many of them called for shredded cheese. I wanted the finger-licking powdered cheese recipe and even hunted online for "powdered cheese."
Then it occurred to me....
Why not use the powdered cheese from a box of Mac N Cheese?
I popped 9 cups of popcorn in my Cuisinart Easy Pop and promptly opened up a generic box of Mac N Cheese. You know, the cheap kind that you can get three for a dollar?
The powder was a little lumpy, so I put some of it in a sieve and starting sprinkling it on the popcorn.
I noticed that the powder was NOT sticking to the popcorn, so I melted some butter.
Poured a little bit of butter onto the popcorn, sprinkled some cheese powder, more butter, then more powder, and kept going till it was just right.
This was truly a forehead slap moment ... the recipe is simply 9 cups popcorn, 4 T. melted butter and yes, one package of cheese powder from a box.
Now I want to try this flavor ...
What do YOU think??
Easy Cheese-y Popcorn
(4x6 recipe download) (full page printable recipe)