Pop Up Some Summer Snacks

MISSION, KS–(Marketwired – Jul 24, 2017) – (Family Features) From casual gatherings with friends to outdoor athletic activities and leisurely time at home, all of the best summer pastimes have one thing in common: tasty snacks make them more enjoyable.
Light, airy and fresh popcorn is a perfect summer snack. It’s naturally low in fat and calories, non-GMO and gluten free – all the makings of an ideal guilt-free treat. Whether you enjoy it one delicious handful at a time, sprinkled with seasonings or as an ingredient in fun summertime recipes, popcorn offers plenty of versatility for every occasion.
You can kick up the heat with a zesty popcorn mix and no summer sporting event is complete without some good old toffee-style popcorn and nuts. Find more popcorn recipes perfect for summer at popcorn.org.

Beach Party Popcorn

Yield: 2 1/2 quarts


teaspoon soy sauce

drops hot pepper sauce

cup melted butter

quarts popped popcorn

cups assorted seasoned snacks (crackers, pretzels, etc.)

package (0.56 ounces) bacon-onion dip mix


Heat oven to 350 F.
Add soy sauce and hot pepper sauce to melted butter.
Put popcorn and seasoned snacks in large bowl. Pour butter mixture over popcorn and snacks; toss. Sprinkle with bacon-onion dip mix; toss again.
Spread mixture in 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-by-1-inch jelly roll pan and bake 8-10 minutes, stirring once.

Ballpark Popcorn Crunch 

Yield: 3 quarts 


cup butter

cup brown sugar

quarts unsalted popped popcorn

cup chopped walnuts


Heat oven to 350 F.
Cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
In separate bowl, toss popcorn and walnuts. Add creamed mixture to popcorn and nuts. Combine until coated.
Spread on large baking sheet in single layer.
Bake 10 minutes, or until crisp.
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