4 Ways to Serve Popcorn at Your Barbecue

Now that grilling season here, it’s time to get creative with your menu! Sure, classic choices such as hamburgers and pasta salad are always a hit – but those aren’t the only foods that are great at a cookout! As one of America’s favorite snacks, popcorn is a good choice, too. Here are some ways you can serve popcorn at your next barbecue:
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How to Build a Popcorn Bar

Are you looking for a special treat for your guests at your next party or reception? Consider setting up a popcorn bar, which are currently all the rage. They’re perfect for anything from house parties to weddings. It’s a real crowd pleaser because everyone loves popcorn! Popcorn bars are easy to set up, fairly inexpensive, and popcorn itself is incredibly versatile. Here are some tips that will help you set up a popcorn bar that all your guests will love.
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Where Does Popcorn Come From?

Have you ever wondered where popcorn comes from? When I was a kid, I used to think that I could dry out the corn kernels from my summertime corn-on-the-cob and use them to make popcorn. When I finally got the guts to dry out the kernels and pop them, they burned and got stuck to the bottom of the pan.

As it turns out, the corn that we typically eat is different than the kernels that become popcorn. There’s only one variety of maize that will make it – Zea mays everta. Though it looks like a typical corn kernel, this particular variety is the only one that has the ability to pop and turn into a delicious snack.
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How to Make Your Own Popcorn Trail Mix

The fun thing about trail mix is that you can put just about anything in it. In my opinion, the best mixes are those that mix different flavors and textures, such as salty, sweet, and crunchy. Popcorn is one of my all time favorite ingredients because it’s so versatile! You start with about six cups of popped popcorn, any flavor, and then build your trail mix from there. If you don’t eat it right away, you can store it in an airtight container for up to a week. Here are some ideas:
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