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Nashville, Ark. – What food makes loud noises as it is cooked and gets lighter as
it gets bigger? If you guessed popcorn, you are correct.
Popcorn lovers rejoice this is your month: October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.
Having been long regarded as a sign of good times, popcorn has found a new appreciation
by today’s lean and green consumer.
Celebrated for its seed-to-snack simplicity, popcorn is also non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free,
sugar-free, and naturally low in fat and calories, which makes it an easy fit for
dietary preferences—and it is budget-friendly. A quart of popped popcorn costs as
little as 15 cents.
Add in popcorn’s irresistible smell, taste and versatility and it is easy to understand
its popularity. With so many ways to eat it—plain, buttery or loaded with goodies—popcorn
always fits the mood or occasion.
The Popcorn Board shares corny facts about popcorn. Here are a few:
For fun ways to celebrate popcorn this month, recipes, and more go to the website
popcorn.org. For more information about eating healthy, contact the Howard County Cooperative
Extension Service at 870-845-7517 or visit our office located on the second floor
of the courthouse. You may also contact me via email at email@example.com. The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division
Halloween is right around the corner. Here is a great recipe to make for a snack while
watching your favorite Halloween movie! It combines two favorites – Sweet and salty!
8 cups popped popcorn (if using microwave popcorn, use light without extra butter)
4 cups mini pretzel twists
¼ cup butter
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons corn syrup
1 cup marshmallows
¼ teaspoon salt (omit extra salt if using microwave salted popcorn)
2 cups mini chocolate peanut butter cups
1 cup candy corn
Toss popcorn with pretzel twists; spread out on large parchment paper-lined baking
sheet; set aside.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup; cook,
stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown sugar dissolves and mixture
Stir in marshmallows and salt; cook for 30 to 60 seconds or until marshmallows are
Pour evenly over popcorn mixture.
Sprinkle with mini chocolate peanut butter cups and candy corn.
Let cool completely and creak into clusters.
Yield: 12 servings
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 firstname.lastname@example.org
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