Tuesday, October 2

Party Popcorn

We have a few traditions that we like to do over the school holidays and one of them is movie day at home.  It's $2 Tuesday at our local video store so we each get to choose our own video.  For us a movie day isn't complete without a little snack to enjoy and party popcorn is our favourite.  I think I've posted the recipe once before but thought I'd share again just in case you might want to give it a try. It's got just enough sweetness without being bad for you and it's a great snack to have at any time really not just while watching a movie.  I made mine this time using coconut oil rather than the oil suggested and it tasted quite nice and if you have a little bit of a sweet tooth like me, I just added a little extra maple syrup to the mixture.
Party Popcorn (Recipe found in 'Feeding Fussy Kids')

⅓ cup popping corn
Oil (I used approximately 1 tablespoon)
Pure Maple Syrup

Heat oil in a large frying pan and place a piece of corn in the frying pan, when it spins the pan is hot enough to use.  Place the rest of the popping corn into the frying pan, place lid on top and shake pan. When there is no more popping turn off frying pan and your popcorn is ready.

To make the party popcorn preheat the oven to 180℃.  Combine 6 cups of the cooked popcorn, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil or any oil you prefer and 1½ tablespoons of pure maple syrup in a bowl and stir to coat evenly.  Arrange a single layer on a lined oven tray.  Bake for 5-8 minutes or until the corn is crisp.

Do you have any favourite healthy snack recipes?

Wishing you a terrific Tuesday♥


  1. Hi Catherine..just as soon as i finish browsing the blogs here I am off to put on a dvd..we get them for a dollar each at Blockbuster in our little town..and are allowed up to six at a time..not that you could watch that many new releases in a day..unless you're doing a marathon! Enjoy your movie!

  2. I love a good school holiday movie (and the resulting blissful quiet that comes with it!). Mine watched The Secret Garden today (free from the library). I thought it might be a little slow for them, but they've watched it twice now, so it must be good. Must try that popcorn recipe. I know my kids would love it.

  3. Sounds like a great time. Having little traditions like this makes all the difference :)

  4. experience the joy of watching a DVD all the way through again...i am holding on for that day lol!
    Love the special time you make it for your family though...and that popcorn sounds divine x

  5. Maple syrup and popcorn sound delish together. Thanks for the great snack idea :). For snacks around here, there's fruit, boiled eggs, baked biscuits and yoghurt. xx

  6. i have a much,, much naughtier caramel popcorn version of this. only for special occasions of course. like tuesdays. ;)sarah

  7. Yum ..this may be on our holiday to try list . xxx

  8. I love the idea of movies at home night. I should make that a regular event at my place too.

  9. A movie day is always on e top of our holiday list as well with token popcorn.
    A friend introduced me to the wonders of sweet, salty popcorn last week and I am addicted! So good.
    Enjoy your final days of holidaying Catherine.

  10. Yum!! The addition of maple syrup sounds delicious. Movie day sounds like a fun tradition x

  11. same tradition as our family! must try the pop corn recipe soon!

  12. I just wanted to stop by and say that I made this today. Delicious :) Thank you x


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