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Pop goes the Taste Buds!

April 20, 2011 - Taste Buds
THE BUDS got an unexpected surprise in the mail this week ... an envelope from the fine folks at the Popcorn Board which is located in Chicago, Illinois.

We promptly opened the shiny green envelope and discovered a bag of microwave popcorn. So, off to the break room we went and slapped that bag of popcorn in the microwave and within three minutes were back on our way to our desks with our afternoon treat!

While we enjoyed our freshly popped snack, we decided to peruse the website for the Popcorn Board and we found some very interesting things there.

For instance: did you know The Popcorn Board was formed in April 1998 as an Act of Congress at the request of the popcorn processing industry? It serves as a national commodity promotion and research program and is a non-profit check-off organization to raise awareness of popcorn as a versatile, whole-grain snack. (Just don't share that last little bit of information with the kids!)

Their website, is full of information and, the Budsá favorite ....RECIPES!

There are other fun things on the site for children and families to enjoy such as games and coloring pages and also a trivia page that will surprise even the wisest popcorn enthusiasts.

We wanted to share just one of the many recipes available on the site. This one is just in time for your Easter celebrations. Enjoy!

Hoppity Poppity Easter Eggs

Yield: 16 eggs


10 Cups freshly popped popcorn

1 cup pastel colored jelly beans

1/4 cup butter of margarine

1 package (10 1/2 oz) miniature marshmallows

1 package (3 0z) blueberry, strawberry or lemon gelatin

Combine popcorn and jelly beans in a large bowl; set aside.

Microwave butter and marshmallows in a large glass bowl on high for 2 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed.

Stir in gelatin.

Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and jelly beans. Mix lightly until coated.

Shape into 16 (2-inch) eggs with greased hands. Display as an Easter centerpiece or simply enjoy!


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