It’s too easy. This Easy Cheesy Popcorn? Prepare to be amazed.
I’ve been meaning to share this Simple Snack Recipe idea with you for something like four or eighty years. Our friends often take this fun snack to share at get-togethers and it’s always a huge hit! Every time I think to myself, “I have GOT to learn their secret and share it with everyone at Heavenly Homemakers!”
And then I forget about it until the next get together that involves the Cheesy Popcorn and well, here we are four or eighty years later.
I finally did it though! Today, before every single one of us have become great-great grandparents, I finally thought of the popcorn. I finally remembered to ask and I finally learned all the tricks. Turns out, making Easy Cheesy Popcorn is as easy as adding butter, cheese, and salt to already popped corn. So you and I could have been enjoying this Cheesy Popcorn delightfulness long, long ago.
Be impressed that I got all these details from the 13-year old son of the Family of Easy Cheesy Popcorn Experts. He was at our house hanging out with my 13-year old son. (By the way, we can no longer say “the kid came over to play” because when you’re 13 that is not cool. They hang out. They do not play.) Anyway, I interrupted a game of soccer they were playing to ask a boring recipe question. God bless the teenage boys who come hang out with my kids. What can I say? I knew that if I didn’t ask about the popcorn right at that moment another eighty years will go by and we would never learn these secrets.
So here you go. Easy Cheesy Popcorn. It is a snack of champions because it is loaded with good, nourishing fat and it tastes incredible too.
Easy Cheesy Popcorn
- 1 cup unpopped popcorn
- Coconut oil
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup shredded cheese (parmesan, Colby jack, or cheddar recommended)
- Sea salt to taste
- Pop 1 cup of popcorn in coconut oil or in an air popper.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter and cheese together, stirring until well combined.
- Shake a liberal amount of sea salt into the butter/cheese mixture and stir.
- Pour butter/cheese mixture over the popped corn and stir.
- Serve right away.
Looking for more Simple Snack Recipes?
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- Pineapple Coconut Quick Bread (blends together fast!)
- Parmesan Crisps (so easy you won’t believe it!)
- Sweet and Salty Almonds or Pecans
- Chocolate Cheesecake Fudge
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- No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
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Cheesy poporn is one of my favorite snacks! Thanks so much! Does 1 cup refer to unpopped popcorn?
Yes, I just edited the recipe to clarify that it is 1 cup unpopped popcorn. (Though just for kicks I will share that my fingers somehow first typed unpooped, so then I needed to edit again…) :)
I am loving this series – so perfect for quick after school snacks!
Ah yes, the shift from “playdate” to “just hanging out” has happened here too.
Caitlin Thistle says
I was so excited to try this recipe as my children love the store bought cheese popcorn but it just didn’t work out for me, the cheese and butter never became a homogenous mixture and when I added it to the popcorn it simply lumped up into greasy cheese clumps without coating the popcorn, I even dumped it into a large bag and gave it a vigorous shake but to no avail. I used cheddar cheese. Do you have any tips for why this happened? I can see it works beautifully for you in the picture :s
Well, bummer, I’m not sure! My first thought is maybe the heat was too hot when the butter and cheese got melted together so it maybe melted too quickly for it to become mixed well. Just a guess! :)
I just tried this recipe and I didn’t have luck either. The cheese and butter didn’t mix and it was just globs of cheese stuck to some of the popped corn and none on other pieces of corn. Help?