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Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day with this totally delicious, totally sweet and totally simple popcorn recipe! But really, do we even need a reason to celebrate sugar cookies? ūüėČ


SUGAR COOKIE POPCORN RECIPE

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Want to enter to win TWO $1,000 Walmart gift cards for you and a friend?! We’re hosting a two-week long Instagram contest over @KernelSeasons! Here’s how to enter:


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3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on July 5, 2018 at 11:00AM CST and July 23, 2018 at 11:00AM CST. All online entries must be received by July 23, 2018 at 11:ooAM CST.
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Keep your eyes on the PIES… pie popcorn that is! Pack a citrus punch with our Key Lime Pie Popcorn and bring some tropical vibes to your kitchen this summer. ūüôā¬†


KEY LIME PIE POPCORN RECIPE


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Shark Bait Popcorn Shark Bait (popcorn) HOO HA HA… name that movie! ūüôā These JAWesome Shark Bait Popcorn recipes are just in time for Shark Week ūü¶ą! Whether you’re headed to the beach (eeep!) or spending the night in with delicious popcorn and a great white shark, we’ve got you covered! (Check out below).


Shark Bait Ingredients


Shark Bait Popcorn

Р 6 cups popped popcorn

Р 1 bag mini marshmallows

Р 1 stick butter

Р 2 Tbsp red sprinkles

Р Swedish Fish for topping


Preparation


1) Over medium heat in a large pot, melt butter

Shark Bait Popcorn

2) Once melted, add marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted

Shark Bait Popcorn

3) Add popcorn to marshmallows, stir until evenly coated

Shark Bait Popcorn

4) Spread on lined baking sheet and sprinkle with red sprinkles

Shark Bait Popcorn

5) Allow marshmallow popcorn to cool before adding to Shark Cups (shout out to Sara and her Mom Endeavors Blog for this perfect shark snack cup idea)

Shark Bait Popcorn


Popcorn Chum Bars


Now if you’re staying in and need to get the attention of your Pups (kiddos) these Popcorn Chums Bars will do just the trick!

Shark Bait Popcorn


Chum Bars Ingredients


Р 6 cups popped popcorn

Р 1 bag mini marshmallows

Р 1 stick butter

Р 1 sleeve graham crackers (crushed using a rolling pin and plastic baggie)

Р Swedish Fish or shark gummies


Preparation


1) Prepare popcorn

2) Spray  square baking dish with nonstick spray

3) Over medium heat in a large pot, melt butter

4) Once melted, add mini marshmallows and stir constantly until melted

5) Add popcorn to melted marshmallows and stir until coated evenly

6) Arrange 6-8 Swedish Fish in bottom of baking dish

7) Add popcorn, pushing down firmly into dish

8) Add graham cracker crumbs to top of popcorn and allow to cool and set

9) Once cooled, cut into bars and watch as your Pups circle!

Shark Bait Popcorn


Have a jawesome Shark Week!

New to our popcorn blog? Welcome! Want to see all the deliciousness you’ve been missing out on? We don’t blame you :). Take a look at last week’s perfect family movie night popcorn, Chocolate Coconut Almond Popcorn! 

We love hearing from our fans, leave us a comment below with how you like this recipe! If you’re popping up what we’re putting out and want more (who wouldn’t), follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for more updates, free prizes and delicious popcorn! 

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Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

Summer ‚úĒÔłŹ, Watermelon ‚úĒÔłŹ, Popcorn ‚úĒÔłŹ‚úĒÔłŹ. Well, it looks like you’re Summer ready with this easy Watermelon ūüćȬ†Popcorn Recipe!¬†


Ingredients


Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

– 6 cups popped popcorn

Р 1 package Vanilla Almond Bark

Р 1/2 box watermelon Jell-O mix

Р 2 Tbsp chocolate sprinkles (or anything that looks like watermelon seeds!)

– * optional: green food coloring gel


Preparation


1. Prepare popcorn

2. Melt Almond Bark, following package instructions

Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

3. Stir until evenly coated

4. If taking the optional step, divide popcorn (evenly) into two bows

Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

5. In bowl number 1, add watermelon Jell-O

Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

6. Stir until all your kernels are covered (mmmmmm, yum)

Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

7. Add sprinkles! Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

8. Add 3-4 drops of your green gel good coloring (adding the gel food coloring after mixing in the almond bark prevents the almond bark from clumping and hardening)

Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

9. Spread popcorn onto parchment paper or foil and allow to cool

Watermelon Popcorn Recipe

10. Once cooled, add popcorn to a serving bowl and enjoy!

Watermelon Popcorn Recipe


New to our popcorn blog and want to see all the deliciousness you’ve been missing out on? We don’t blame you :). Take a look at last week’s fresh and delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn. Your favorite Sunday breakfast in popcorn form!

We love hearing from our fans, so leave us a comment below with how you like this recipe! If you’re creating your own delicious recipes and want more (who wouldn’t!?), follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for more updates, free prizes and delicious popcorn!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

When life gives you lemons… you make Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn, of course! This refreshing popcorn recipe is going to become your new summertime crush. It’s already ours! ūüėȬ†


Ingredients


Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

– 6 cups popped popcorn

– 1 package Vanilla Almond Bark

Р 1/2 box Lemon Jell-O mix

Р Zest of 1 lemon

Р Juice of 1/2 of a lemon

Р 2 Tbsp Poppy Seeds


Preparation


1) Prepare popcorn Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

2) Melt almond bark and pour over popcorn; stir until evenly coated

Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

2) Add Lemon Jell-O mix, making sure to evenly coat popcorn kernels

Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

3) Zest lemon and add to popcorn and almond bark

Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

4) Add juice of half of a lemon

Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

5) Stir until evenly distributed

6) Add Poppy Seeds

Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn

7) Serve up and enjoy this refreshing and delicious summer popcorn treat!

Lemon Poppy Seed Popcorn


New to our popcorn blog and want to see all the deliciousness you’ve been missing out on?? We don’t blame you :). Take a look at last week’s classic Chunky Monkey Popcorn Recipe!¬†

We love hearing from our fans, leave us a comment below with how you like this recipe. If you’re creating your own delicious recipes and want more (who wouldn’t?!), follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for more updates, free prizes and delicious popcorn!¬†

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Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean the love for popcorn has to stop. This homemade, decadent Red Velvet Popcorn Recipe will win over your heart and leave your mouth watering this weekend.¬†


Ingredients


– 6 cups popped popcorn

Р Vanilla Almond Bark

Р Red Velvet Cake mix and required ingredients


Preparation


Р Prepare popcorn

Р Prepare Red Velvet Cake following instructions on box

Р Melt almond bark following package instructions

Р Add popcorn and almond bark to a paper or plastic bag; shake until popcorn is coated (easier than stirring in a bowl!)

Р Once cake has cooled, take half and crumble into small pieces, you can enjoy the other half later! 

Р Add cake crumbles to popcorn bag and shake until evenly coated

Р Enjoy!


Miss last weekend’s Valentine’s Day Red Hot Popcorn Recipe? Not to worry, we saved it for you, right HERE! Trust us when we say, this one is HOT (in the best way possible ūüėČ ).¬†

If you’re feeling social, chat with us! Leave a message with your thoughts and ideas for new popcorn recipes. Give us a thumbs up on Facebook for more delicious popcorn recipes and a like on Instagram for the latest on Kernel Season’s. Happy Popping!¬†

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Snickerdoodle Popcorn

Snickerdoodle cookies better watch out, because this Snickerdoodle Popcorn just created a whole new meaning of YUM! 


Ingredients


Р 6 cups prepared popcorn 

Р 1 bag Cinnamon Chips 

Р 1 package Vanilla Almond Bark 

Р 2 cups White Chocolate Chips 

Р 1 tsp. cinnamon 


Preparation


Р Prepare popcorn and set aside 

Р Melt half of the bag of cinnamon chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds

Р Melt Almond Bark following package instructions 

Р Add melted Cinnamon Chips into Almond bark and pour over popcorn

Р Stir until popcorn is evenly coated 

Р Add cinnamon, remaining Cinnamon Chips and 1 cup White Chocolate chips

Р Once completely incorporated, spread popcorn onto parchment paper to cool 

Р Once cooled melt remaining 1 cup of White Chocolate Chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds 

Р Drizzle over popcorn and ENJOY! 


With the start of the New Year we are looking to our popcorn fanatics to send us recipes you would love to see us try and create. Leave us a comment with your New Year Popcorn idea and we will add it to our list! If you missed last week’s New Year’s Eve Sparkling Popcorn recipe, check it our here! As always, give us a thumbs up on Facebook for popcorn recipes along with a follow on Instagram for all Kernel Season’s¬†news!¬†

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The holidays are here! For us that means holiday POPCORN. ūüôā It also means LOTS of food and friends at holiday parties. ¬†Whether you’re hosting, toasting or simply looking for a fun activity for the kids, these holiday popcorn ideas are a great add to the party! ¬†Check out some the ways we’re making this season extra merry and bright. ūüôā¬†


Small Gift Idea/Dessert To Pass: Poppy Chow Treats on the Go

Holiday cookies¬†are delicious, but if you’re looking to shake it up with something a little less time consuming, check out this delicious Poppy Chow recipe!¬† Not only can you put this on the dessert table as a sweet treat to share, but this recipe is easily pack-able into cute holiday themed bags. Send them home with guests as a memento of how A-MAZE-ING (get it?? That was a corn joke…) your holiday party was.¬†

Poppy Chow

Poppy Chow

Ingredients:

Р 12 cups popped popcorn

Р 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Р 12 oz bag chocolate chips

Р 1 cup powdered sugar

Preparation: 

– Prepare popcorn

Р Melt chocolate chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds 

Р Melt peanut butter in microwave, about 30 Р60 seconds

Р Combine melted chocolate and peanut butter 

Р In a large paper bag, add popcorn and chocolate peanut butter mixture 

Р SHAKE! (shake until popcorn is completely coated)

– ¬†Add powdered sugar and shake again ūüôā


An Idea For the Family Friends: A Host/Hostess Gift Everyone Will Love

Create your own family movie night gift basket! With lots of different flavors to choose from,  family movie night quickly will turn into an episode of Top Chef.  Want to make it even better? Include movie tickets or a Fandango card for Mom & Dad to have a night OUT and a fun Christmas DVD for the kids to have a popcorn party movie night IN! 

Holiday Gift Basket

 Includes: 

– ¬†Full Kernel Season’s Seasoning Kit

– ¬†1 of each Crunchin’ Kernels (White Cheddar, Ranch, Original and Kettle Corn)

Р Chocolate and Caramel Drizzle Brittle 

Р Popping Kernels, Movie Theater Butter, Butter Spritzer 

Check out how to fill your basket here!


An Idea For the Party Planner: D.I.Y Winter Wonderland Popcorn Bar

A do-it-yourself themed popcorn bar is the perfect way to “wow” your guests this holiday season. ¬†Whether you’re hosting a holiday bash¬†or a small¬†gathering with friends, everyone¬†will be blown away by how fun and creative a popcorn bar can be. The best part is that it’s great for all ages¬†(including the kiddos!). ¬†Check out how we created a Winter Wonderland Popcorn Bar in four¬†easy steps (well more like three if you don’t count¬†basking in your glory as a step ;)).¬†

Holiday Popcorn Bar

Winter Wonderland Popcorn Bar Instructions

Р Find your space and plan your theme

– ¬†Select¬†what you’ll want to serve the popcorn in and how you’ll serve it¬†

– ¬†Pick your toppings (if you ask us, we think 15 seasoning flavors are just enough ūüėČ )¬†

Р Set up your table, sit back, relax and watch your guests enjoy all your delicious work!  


An Idea For the Kids: Make A Gingerbread House that “POP”s

Did you know that if you pop raw white kernels they turn into fluffy piles of “snow”? ūüôā ¬†An activity for the kids +¬†holiday decor for your party= win/win.¬†

Kernel Popcorn Gingerbread House

 

 


We hope you have a wonderful holiday season (let us know how these ideas worked out for you!)! ¬†If you missed last week’s delicious (and festive) Eggnog Popcorn, check it out here! ¬†As always, give us a like on Facebook for the greatest popcorn recipes and monthly contests and a follow on Instagram for the latest news from Kernel Season’s!¬†

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Eggnog Popcorn

Our Kernel twist on a Holiday Classic, Eggnog.  This Eggnog Popcorn is warm with bursts of rich vanilla flavor. Sit back, relax and munch of this new Holiday favorite!  Happy Holidays!


Ingredients


Р 6 cups popped popcorn

Р 1 package Vanilla Almond Bark 

Р 1 package vanilla pudding mix 

Р 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Р 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 

Р 1/4 tsp. rum extract (available at Wal-Mart)


Preparation


Р Prepare popcorn

Р Melt Almond Bark following package melting instructions 

Р Add rum extract to Almond Bark, pour over popcorn 

Р Stir until popcorn is completely coated 

Р In a small bowl add vanilla pudding, nutmeg and cinnamon 

Р Pour over popcorn and stir until completely coated 

Р Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread out popcorn to allow to set 

Р Enjoy and Happy Holidays! 

Eggnog Popcorn


Miss last week’s warm, gooey and incredibly delicious Gingersnap popcorn, well not to worry, it’s right HERE! Trust us when we say it’s delicious. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more yummy Holiday popcorn recipes and our Instagram for the latest news and pretty popcorn pictures (and we mean pretty! ūüėČ ) ¬†from Kernel Season’s! We hope you and your family have a Happy Holiday!