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.
Making the Gifts
I used Butcher’s twine and made labels and recipe cards for each gift.
Lay the twine between the cheese and popcorn and fold the cheese under and fold the popcorn up and over.
I hung the packages on my neighbor’s door handle.
- 2 cups popcorn, unpopped
~~ -- Cheese Sprinkles -- ~~
- 4 teaspoon Justice
- ⅛ teaspoon Cayenne
- ½ teaspoon salt, Kosher
- 16 teaspoon parmesan
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp butter, optional
- 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!