Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn

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Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn | Whip up this easy treat the whole family will love!
After watching five whole (brilliant) seasons of Friday Night Lights I should probably be a football expert but, guys, let’s be real: I was only in it for the life coaching (Coach and Tami Taylor, right, y’all?). And Saracen.

Let us never forget dear, earnest Saracen.
Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn | Whip up this easy treat the whole family will love!
And also for Tami’s hair. How I wish my hair would wave so cinematic ally (and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, get thee to Netflix and binge on FNL post haste)!
Tami Taylor kills it at life coaching
But really.

Just try reading those without becoming a better person. It’s impossible.

Because Tami believes in you. And what more do you need in life?

Air Popped Popcorn
(Spoiler alert, I have the answer and it’s popcorn. The answer is always popcorn).

Specifically, this crazy wonderful salty sweet explosion in my adopted hometown’s famed football colors.
Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn | Whip up this easy treat the whole family will love!
We have the Almond Bark, coconut, and popcorn representing white; the dried blueberries going for Honolulu Blue; the silver candy balls bringing the glitter; and roasted peanuts and cashews because, hello, they’re just plain delicious!

Mix all that goodness together and you have a snacker’s (or tailgater’s) paradise.

While I’m partial to the simplicity of freshly popped corn sprinkled with salt and parmesan, I can never resist a good old fashioned salty sweet combo. Exhibit A? Peanut Butter Kettle Corn. And let’s not forget Birthday Cake Oreo Popcorn.

Simple Sweet and Salty Blueberry PopcornThe secret to making sweet popcorn is to always add a pinch of salt (if not a giant handful of salty peanuts)! The salt cuts the sweetness and makes everything more enjoyable (which always reminds me of the scene in Modern Family where Gloria learns that a pinch of salt in cocoa is miraculous).

Okay, so maybe I watch a lot of TV! I promise I sometimes do other things! Like scour the internet for Tami Taylor quotes!

Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn | Whip up this easy treat the whole family will love!With the official start of football season around the corner, I’ve clearly got tailgating on the mind! In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you 64 tailgating recipe ideas for a terrific football party. Click on their links below to join in!
64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10 cups
  • ¼ cup popcorn (or 2 bags microwave popcorn, no butter)
  • ½ package Almond Bark
  • 1 package freeze dried blueberries
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup cashews
  • silver sprinkles (optional)
  1. Follow your air popper's instructions to pop ¼ cup kernels (alternatively, put kernels in a brown paper bag, fold the top over twice, and heat in minute intervals until the corn is popped). Put Almond Bark in a glass bowl and melt in minute intervals (should only take 2-2.5 minutes) until melted.
  2. Line a large tray or two baking sheets with parchment paper (or put popcorn in a very large bowl). Drizzle with melted Almond Bark and sprinkle remaining ingredients. Use a wooden spoon to stir the popcorn so everything is evenly coated and toppings are evenly distributed.

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