|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 20g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||52%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you love the white cheddar popcorn from Smartfood, you will be excited to learn that it is easy to make your own homemade version of this snack food treat in your own kitchen.
Start by popping your favorite popcorn. Since it will be tossed with butter and flavor, it is best to pop plain popcorn. An air popper works great for this, or you can use a plain microwave popcorn variety. If you are using a classic popcorn popper with a bit of oil, be sure to select an oil with a high smoke point, such as canola or sunflower oil.
The secret to making white cheddar popcorn from scratch is getting the cheese powder to stick to every single kernel of popcorn. The last thing anyone wants is a bite without any flavor one moment, followed by a piece with too much cheese the next. The key is to coat the popcorn with the melted butter and cheese powder in batches. Start with half of the popcorn, half of the butter and half of the cheese powder. Toss to coat and then repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
You can even add your own special twists to homemade white cheddar popcorn. For a savory herb version toss in a packet of dried ranch dressing seasoning. If you like a bit of a kick, add some dried chili powder or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
8 cups plain popped popcorn
1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup white cheddar cheese powder
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Add 4 cups of the popped popcorn to a large bowl. Drizzle with half of the melted butter and half of the white cheddar cheese powder. Toss to coat evenly.
Add the remaining 4 cups of popped popcorn to the same bowl. Drizzle with the remaining melted butter and remaining white cheddar cheese powder. Toss again to coat. Incorporate the popcorn from the first layer into the second addition.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
Where's the cheese (powder)?!
While it might not be an everyday ingredient or readily available in your pantry, most major grocery stores carry cheese powder. You will find it most likely in the seasonings and condiments isles where the powdered ranch dressing might be. Otherwise, online is your best bet.
No cheese powder? No problem!
Try this cheese popcorn recipe using real cheddar cheese...you probably already have in your fridge!