Cheesy popcorn brains

Cheesy popcorn brains

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Makes 12
Flavour popping corn with grated cheddar, mustard and cayenne pepper then shape into 'brains' and serve as part of a spooky spread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal178
  • fat14g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1½ tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for shaping
  • 125g popping corn
  • 325g grated cheddar
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  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • few pinches cayenne pepper

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Tip in the corn, cover and shake the pan to coat the kernels. Cook over a medium heat until the corn stops popping, about 5 mins, shaking the pan every so often. Take off heat and sprinkle with a little salt.

  2. Put cheese, mustard and pepper in a small pan and heat gently until melted and bubbling. Drizzle over the popcorn and mix well until completely coated.

  3. Rub hands with a little oil and quickly grab handfuls of popcorn and squeeze into brain shapes. Place on a tray lined with parchment, then leave to cool. Cover with cling film until ready to eat or store in a jar – you can make a few hours before serving.

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Comments (4)

mootheevilboffin's picture

They don't look anything like brains!

cakelover123456789's picture

THIS WILL SCARE MY NEIGHBOURS ON MY HALLOWEEN PARTAAYY! BONUS POINT TO ME #ScareTastic What little terrors

bouboulina's picture

I agree with the above comment, this just doesn´t work, the cheese cools down so quickly it is impossible to stick the popcorn together to make the brains.... a waste of good popcorn!

samanthaecclestone's picture

These really are not nice. So tasteless and the chesse......I love cheese and i love popcorn but together? it doesn't work for me.

last edited: 11:34, 25th Oct, 2013

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