Save Room for Dessert!
        Step 1: Things You'll Need
        Step 2: Popcorn Sandwich
        Step 3: Get Rolling
        Step 4: Crunchy Crumbs
        Step 5: Heat, Stir, and Steep
        Step 6: Pudding Prep
        Step 7: Mix It Up
        Step 8: Sweeten the Deal
        Step 9: Pour It
        Step 10: Bake and Brown
        Step 11: Pudding Party!

        Ingredients

        • 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
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        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.

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