Baseball is in our nation’s collective DNA and whether you’re cheering on your child’s first base run or barking at the ump in a big league ballpark, baseball is best enjoyed in the company of another All-American—popcorn.
Like baseball, popcorn is deceptively simple in concept: A seed from a grass—which just happens to undergo a unique physiological transformation when heated turning it into a captivating and delicious snack.
And, like baseball, popcorn is American thru and thru. It’s been around for thousands of years, yet over time, it has remained a humble little kernel of goodness. Wholesome and whole grain, popcorn contains energy-producing carbohydrates and provides needed fiber to the diet. And, popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories, putting it in a league of its own. Get in the spirit with these ballpark inspired snacks courtesy of the Popcorn Board (www.popcorn.org).
Ballpark Popcorn Crunch
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 quarts unsalted popped popcorn
1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream together butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, toss popcorn and walnuts.
Add creamed mixture to popcorn and nuts. Combine until coated.
Spread on a large baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake at 350-degree oven for 10 minutes or until crisp.