- 3 cups skim milk
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 cups popped popcorn
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 50 min
Makes: 6 servings
Save Room for Dessert!
Birds of a feather cook together! Your family can make one of Big Bird's favorite sweet treats.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
Gather these ingredients to make Big Bird's Popcorn Pudding.
Step 2: Popcorn Sandwich
Place the popcorn between two paper towels or inside a zip-top bag.
Step 3: Get Rolling
Use a rolling pin to crush the popcorn into fine crumbs.
Little Hands Tip: As your child uses the rolling pin, ask him to look closely at how it works. It's a simple machine! A rolling pin is a wheel and axle. Where else has your child seen wheels and axles?
Step 4: Crunchy Crumbs
Once the popcorn crumbs are ready, set them aside. You'll use them in the next step.
Step 5: Heat, Stir, and Steep
In a small saucepan, carefully heat the milk until just under a boil. Turn off heat and add the butter and popcorn. Let the mixture steep and cool for one hour.
Step 6: Pudding Prep
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and grease a glass baking dish.
Step 7: Mix It Up
In a medium bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light.
Step 8: Sweeten the Deal
Stir in vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add in cooled popcorn mixture.
Step 9: Pour It
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Step 10: Bake and Brown
Bake until custard is set and browned on top, about 45 minutes.
Step 11: Pudding Party!
You just turned crunchy popcorn into pudding! Serve your dessert warm and enjoy.