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Chicago style popcorn is a blend of a salty sweet treat perfection and it’s just the thing to bid farewell to my favorite president!

Chicago style popcorn is a blend of a salty sweet treat perfection and it's just the thing to bid farewell to my favorite president!

I do my level best not to talk about politics on my food blog. And I promise you that this post isn’t going to get all political. Or it might. I dunno. I’ve only typed 4 sentences at this point. But today is an unprecedented (unpresidented?) day in our nation’s history. Today we’re inaugurating a reality TV star as our president.

Whether you voted for him or didn’t isn’t the point of this post. Currently I’m in the car, road tripping it with some awesome ladies. On my way to DC to join in the Women’s March on Washington taking place tomorrow, January 21st. I’m excited and terrified and so, so blessed to be able to stand up for what I believe in.

Chicago style popcorn is a blend of a salty sweet treat perfection and it's just the thing to bid farewell to my favorite president!

So, today, while everyone else is inaugurating the 45th president I’m going to spend my time remembering the 44th. With a little Chicago style popcorn.

I’ve never personally been to Chicago but the last time my roommates went they brought back some Garrett’s popcorn. And I mean. Come on. Cheddar cheese popcorn + caramel corn = an unexpected but amazing combination!

It satisfies that sweet and salty craving like no other and is STUPID simple to make. Plus I promise that, with this recipe, you don’t have to hunt all over your supermarket for a jar of cheddar cheese powder.

Chicago style popcorn is a blend of a salty sweet treat perfection and it's just the thing to bid farewell to my favorite president!

Now if you have a dehydrator or if your oven goes down to 130 degrees then you can dehydrate and powder your own cheese. Like a boss. But if not that’s ok too all you need for the cheddar cheese popcorn is the powder packet out of a box of mac and cheese. That’s it. Boom. Done. {I mean I never said it was healthy amIright?}

Below I’ll show you have to make the cheddar cheese popcorn but don’t forget to grab the caramel corn recipe, too! You definitely want to try them both together for the real Chicago popcorn experience!

Today a few tears, lots of popcorn, and a road trip. Tomorrow action, new friends, and no problems with the Metro 😉

Meaghan

Chicago style popcorn is a blend of a salty sweet treat perfection and it's just the thing to bid farewell to my favorite president!

Chicago style popcorn is a blend of a salty sweet treat perfect to bid farewell to my favorite president!

Sweet and Salty Chicago Style Popcorn

Yield: 4 people
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups popped popcorn**
  • 1 package cheddar cheese powder*

Instructions

  1. Pop popcorn in the microwave or over the stove and while popcorn is still hot sprinkle over the cheese powder.
  2. Stir gently to coat and then toss with caramel corn.

Notes

*I used the cheese package from a box of mac and cheese

**If you make your popcorn on the stove top like I do then you'll need 1/4 cup kernels and 6 Tbs butter

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Nicole@Little Blog on the Homestead

Friday 20th of January 2017

I love you so much girl!! So need to go on a girls trip to Chi-town for some amazing popcorn :-D can't wait to march with you tomorrow ????

Meaghan

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

Yes! I'm totally down for a girls overnight or day trip for some Chicago Popcorn!

~Meaghan