Cookies and Cream Popcorn

Please excuse my rudeness. I have been making this popcorn repeatedly for potlucks, family movie nights, cookouts, and now picnics and have yet to share the recipe with you.  This is by far my children’s most favorite way to eat popcorn. Remember the little hooligans have refused to be paleo, and we continue to have family food fights trying to get them to eat vegetables with a battle ensuing the other night over beets. Argh.   Someday they will get it. Until that time, I am trying to make more of their treats from scratch, not that it makes sugar or grains go away from their diets, but by doing so I know what is in each treat; I am swapping in organic ingredients; and slowly cutting down on the sugar in the recipes- don’t tell them.

The Mason Jars have helped the kids understand portion control. Hey if I don’t teach them at home, where will they learn it?  I tried a new “Oreo Cookie” substitute for  this recipe called “Back to Nature” which tastes nice but contain Safflower Oil, one I avoid.  Drats. Anyone know of a good Oreo substitute or have a good recipe for home baked ones?

Cookies and Cream Popcorn- adapted from Whirley Pop
Ingredients:
10 cookies and cream cookies, crushed fine
3 T. cocoa- I used Penzeys Dutch processed Cocoa
1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
1/3 cup organic popcorn kernels
1/4 cup oil- I used organic ghee, or you can use coconut oil (I can’t)
1/4 cup sugar- I have yet to try a sub for this
5 more cookies and cream cookies, broken

Instructions:
You will need a Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker for this recipe. (If not, simply make 2 bags of microwave Kettle Corn Popcorn and while hot, toss with cocoa, salt, and crushed cookies. Once mixed top with broken cookies.)

In a very large bowl mix broken cookies, cocoa, and salt.  Set aside. To your Whirley Popper, add popcorn, Ghee or oil, and sugar. Over medium high heat, with the lid closed- duh, and turning continually, cook popcorn until the kernels begin to pop, stir a bit faster and continue until the popping subsides. Remove from heat immediately, it likes to burn, and toss with the cocoa mixture. Once mixed well top with broken cookies.  Makes about 12 cups or 12 servings.

More Popcorn!
Captain Jack’s Movie Night Popcorn- Cinnamon!
Rainforest, Pepperoni Pizza, Chocolate Malt, and Sweet Chili Popcorn

I would love  suggestions for home baked Cookies and Cream cookies or a health food store brand- gluten-free perhaps. Thanks!


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16 Comments

  1. Posted 05/15/2012 at 6:04 AM | Permalink

    Wow – this looks incredible! Can’t wait till movie night now!!

  2. avatar Stephanie
    Posted 05/15/2012 at 8:48 AM | Permalink

    This looks yummy! Just as I clicked on this, my husband was in the kitchen popping popcorn

  3. Posted 05/15/2012 at 11:25 AM | Permalink

    As a fellow mom who tries to limit the processed food in the house….I would be my kids hero if I served them this! Wow….don’t know how I’d keep my hands out of it. :)

  4. Posted 05/15/2012 at 12:12 PM | Permalink

    um, this looks heavenly and i don’t even love popcorn!

  5. Posted 05/15/2012 at 5:20 PM | Permalink

    Absolutely love the sweet and salty combo – there is a restaurant near out house that has bags of homemade Chicago style popcorn – half cheddar and half caramel corn – it kills!

    Hope you are having a great week!

    • avatar Robin Sue
      Posted 05/15/2012 at 5:24 PM | Permalink

      I did get the Chicago Style popcorn while there last Oct. Oh my, could not stop eating it!

  6. Posted 05/15/2012 at 9:32 PM | Permalink

    What a fun way to enjoy popcorn! Wish I could offer a healthy sub for the oreos, but I haven’t seen one in the stores yet… and haven’t attempted to make them myself, but would love to if you find a recipe!

  7. Posted 05/18/2012 at 7:30 PM | Permalink

    I love popcorn in nearly any incarnation, but I’d totally go for the double stuf oreos in this recipe. I wouldn’t be able to help myself!

  8. Posted 06/19/2012 at 3:39 PM | Permalink

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try this today! Have you checked out the WhoNu cookies? My kids love the chocolate cream ones and they are supposed to be stashed with vitamins and nutrients.

  9. avatar Rose
    Posted 09/10/2012 at 2:23 PM | Permalink

    On the healthy Oreo’s,I don’t know if you have tried them yet but my kids love them they are called “Who NU ?” here is the link to there sight . They sell them at Kroger’s or Wal-mart near me. Hope this helps.http://www.whonucookies.com

  10. avatar Chelsea
    Posted 10/21/2012 at 9:50 PM | Permalink

    Newman’s Own makes sandwich cookies that are gluten and dairy free, and also pretty tasty. I’ve found them at regular grocery stores, and Whole Foods.

  11. avatar Jenny
    Posted 10/27/2012 at 1:05 PM | Permalink

    The King Arthur Flour site has a recipe for homemade oreo’s…

  12. avatar amanda
    Posted 11/27/2012 at 8:24 AM | Permalink

    for my wedding favors i am doing a cookies in a jar. now that i found this, i may do this for the kids that will be there, that way they have something they dont have to wait to go home to make. :) very excited to try this!

    • avatar Robin Sue
      Posted 11/27/2012 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

      There will be many children in tears as they watch their parents chow down on their popcorn- it’s that addictive! Make extra. Have a wonderful wedding. Blessings on your new marriage!!

  13. avatar alicia
    Posted 11/28/2012 at 3:06 PM | Permalink

    Have you tried the who knew cookies or maybe snackwell? I know both offer a sandwhich type cookie similar to oreo.

    • avatar Robin Sue
      Posted 11/28/2012 at 6:16 PM | Permalink

      I will have to try the who knew as many have said they are pretty good. thanks!

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