Snack foods continue to be the hardest to live without in our house. People have this idea that I’ve always been a health-nut. And while that may be true in a lot of ways, I have always had a guilty habit of eating a small bowl of chips… daily. I eat very healthy at meals, but I enjoyed having a few doritos or ruffles every day. So, you can imagine how hard this year has been so far.
I think I may have found a snack to get me through the rest of the year: Kettle Corn. While I have made my own potato chips, they take some time and they require using the oven, which I hate doing in the summer. Kettle Corn takes less than 10 minutes and can be made in the microwave!
paper bag (regular lunch sack size)
1 tbsp butter
1-2 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want your corn)
1 tsp salt
Pour kernels into a paper bag so that you have a thin layer covering the bottom of the bag. Fold the top of the bag over a few times and put in microwave. Cook on high for about 3 minutes. It may take less than 3 minutes, so listen for when the corn stops popping. Put butter in a small microwaveable dish. Melt on high heat for about 30 seconds. Stir in your maple syrup and pour over popcorn. Sprinkle with salt. Enjoy!