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Grab and Go Pizza Popcorn
Grab and Go Pizza Popcorn
Yield : 6 quarts
6 quarts popped popcorn olive oil cooking spray
1 cup grated
Parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons garlic salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1 tablespoon
Italian seasoning
Place popcorn in large , sealable plastic container or 2 1 / 2-gallon plastic sealable bag .
Spray popcorn lightly with olive oil cooking spray .
Sprinkle cheese , garlic salt , paprika and Italian seasoning over popcorn and shake to distribute evenly .
To serve , scoop popcorn into reusable plastic cups .
Crunchy Popcorn Trail Mix
Yield : 9 cups
5 cups popped popcorn
3 cups whole-grain oat cereal 1 / 3 cup raisins 1 / 3 cup peanuts or other nuts 1 / 3 cup sunflower seeds 1 / 4 cup ( 1 / 2 stick ) butter or margarine
6 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
In large , microwavable bowl , stir popcorn , cereal , raisins , nuts and seeds ; set aside .
In small saucepan , heat butter , brown sugar and corn syrup until boiling ; cook 3 minutes , stirring occasionally . Pour over popcorn mixture , stirring to coat evenly .
Microwave 3-4 minutes , stirring and scraping bowl after each minute .
Spread onto greased cookie sheet ; cool . Break into pieces and store in airtight container .
Blueberry and Pomegranate Power Bars
Crunchy Popcorn Trail Mix
Blueberry and Pomegranate Power Bars
Yield : 12 bars
Nonstick cooking spray 8 cups popped popcorn
1 1 / 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup dried blueberries 1 / 2 cup pomegranate seeds 1 / 2 cup whole natural almonds , toasted and coarsely chopped 2 / 3 cup honey 2 / 3 cup light brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate , melted
Line 13-by-9-inch pan with foil ; spray with nonstick cooking spray .
In large bowl , combine popcorn , oats , blueberries , pomegranate seeds and almonds .
In small saucepan over low heat , boil honey , brown sugar and butter 2 minutes . Pour over popcorn mixture and mix thoroughly .
Using damp hands , press mixture firmly into prepared pan . Refrigerate until firm , about 2 hours . Cut into 12 bars .
Dip bottoms of bars into melted chocolate . Place on wax paperlined pan ; refrigerate until ready to serve . Store in tight covered container in refrigerator .
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