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