Popcorn Party November 20 2014

Entertaining is always something we wish we could do more of. When budget and time are an issue, try making a simple duo of sweet and salty popcorn for your guests and build out a little easy snack spread. It's simple, inexpensive, not to mention delicious. We made two kinds of popcorn for a "Lady Shop Owners Social" we hosted the other night: Salted Caramel and Parmesan Truffle Oil. Here's what you'll need and how to do it.

The Basics
The Extras
  • Truffle Oil (if you prefer savory with a little finely grated parmesan)
  • Caramel Sauce (if you go the sweet route, even add a little bit of vanilla salt)
Melt the coconut oil in the pot on medium heat and add desired amount of kernels (I found that just 1/2 of kernels yields about 6-8 cups of popcorn) and place lid on the pot. Shake the pot occasionally to keep the kernels from burning. Once the popping starts, continue to shake occasionally to keep the unpopped kernels at the bottom of the pot and prevent burning. Turn out the hot popcorn (be careful not to steam or oil burn your hands) into the large glass bowl. Drizzle, sprinkle, and stir in your accoutrement. EAT!