Popcorn and Cheese Sprinkles for Easter Gifts

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Popcorn with Cheese Sprinkles
Popcorn with Cheese Sprinkles Gifts

Popcorn with Cheese Sprinkles Gift

Popcorn and cheese sprinkle gifts are easy to make from ingredients you probably already have in your house. Package them up in vacuum-sealed bags and you can take them with you anywhere, or do like I did, and give them as gifts.

A couple of years ago, at Christmas, I made little packages of homemade snacks and pancake mix for my neighbors. Since we are all staying at home because of the COVID-19 disease, I thought Easter would be a great time for another package.

Using a Vacuum Sealer for Popcorn with Cheese Sprinkles Gifts

I have a Nesco vacuum sealer that I use for frozen foods, resealing snack bags, and making gifts such as this.  You can use the Nesco bags or any other vacuum sealer bag, although I believe the Nesco brand might be a little less expensive.

To make these, use a ruler to cut off the amount of bag you need, then slide the cutter to cut the bag.  Seal the bottom of the bag, then turn it vertically and turn over the first quarter.  Put the folded piece into the machine and seal so you now have two compartments.  Put the popcorn in one and the cheese in the other.  To seal the package, only use Seal, don’t use Vacuum and Seal.

filled with popcorn

One side filled with popcorn

cheese on the other side

The other side filled with cheese

package sealed

Sealing the package

Making the Gifts

I used Butcher’s twine and made labels and recipe cards for each gift.

mise en place

Labels, twine, and cards ready to assemble

Lay the twine between the cheese and popcorn and fold the cheese under and fold the popcorn up and over.

Seal it with a sticker.

Bring the one side of the twine up and slide the twine into the hole in the recipe card.

Bring the twine together and make a nice little bow. Your package is sealed and ready.

Here they are in an Easter basket ready to go out for distribution.

in a basket

Gifts in a basket ready to go out.

I hung the packages on my neighbor’s door handle.

On the door handle

Hanging on the door handle

Popcorn with Cheesy Sprinkles Gift

Popcorn with Cheese Sprinkles

Have this and watch a movie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Servings (slide to adjust): 4
Calories: 36kcal


  • 2 cups popcorn, unpopped

~~ -- Cheese Sprinkles -- ~~

  • 4 teaspoon Justice
  • teaspoon Cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon salt, Kosher
  • 16 teaspoon parmesan

To Make

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp butter, optional
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.


  • Put the oil in the pot.
  • Heat the pot and add 3 kernels. When they have popped, add the remaining kernels and put the top on the pot.
  • Shake the pot to keep the kernels moving. Lift the pan about an inch above the burner to prevent burning.
  • When the popping stops, put the popcorn in a bowl and top with the sprinkle and butter if using, and stir to coat. Enjoy!


Calories: 36kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 252mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0g
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

3 Responses to Popcorn and Cheese Sprinkles for Easter Gifts

  1. Alexandra says:

    5 stars
    I really enjoyed these. Thanks for putting them on my door.

  2. 5 stars

    “Thank you. I made that popcorn right after I saw it on my door. Then I went out and bought some more for myself.”

    ~ A Senior Neighbor

  3. 5 stars

    “We loved the seasoning for the popcorn. It was the first real popcorn I had made in ages.”

    ~ A neighbor with kids