#NationalPopcornDay

Fun Facts:

  • Popcorn is derived from maize; its scientific name is “Zea Mays Everta
  • Air popped popcorn has only 30 calories per quart
  • Canadians eat about 1.6 billion quarts of popcorn per year
  • Popcorn can pop up to 3 feet into the air
  • The #1 use of microwave ovens is to make popcorn

Recipe Idea:

Want to make a sweet treat? Try our Caramel Corn recipe. Super easy to do with your kids … we know they will love this one!

Caramel Corn

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 45g butter
  • 90g brown sugar
  • 25mL corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 0.5g baking soda
  • 1mL vanilla extract
  • 45g popped popcorn

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250F.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in baking soda and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, add popcorn and drizzle caramel mixture over popcorn; stirring well to coat every kernel.
  4. In large baking dishes, bake the corn for 45 minutes. Stir every 15 minutes. Let it cool completely before consuming.