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Truffled Popcorn is the perfect New Year’s Eve Nibble!  Especially when paired with a fabulous glass of  Champagne!  

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A SPIRTED COMBO FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE – Truffled Popcorn & Champagne!

It’s a match made in heaven.  The salty, earthy flavors of Truffled Popcorn perfectly complement a lovely non-vintage bottle of bubbly.

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And, who can resist the crunch of popcorn that’s been tossed with truffle oil and grated Italian cheeses?

Not myself, or my guests!  Truffled Popcorn and Champagne? Talk about fancy New Year’s Eve snack food!

Truffled Popcorn kicks off this party’s black and white Harlequin theme with a bang when served in fabulous patterned paper cones.

 

HOW TO SERVE YOUR TRUFFLED POPCORN STYLISHLY!

These stylish place mats from Faux Designs on Amazon are made from a nice card stock quality paper that’s perfect for crafting and DIY projects.

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I had only used three sheets from the pad of 25, and was keen to use more of the harlequin patterned mats.  It occurred to me that if I cut the 11″ x 17″ place mats in half,  I could make two cones from the 8 1/2″x 11″ sheets.  Now I was cooking with gas!

 

I’M A PACK RAT, BUT LOOK HOW IT PAID OFF!

Now it was time to figure out how to serve the Truffled Popcorn and Champagne Duo to my guests.

I had ordered some cute glass jars with cork lids and saved the soft foam insert protecting the contents. 

It’s a habit to put aside any items I think might be useful for  DIY entertaining or decor repurposing.  Much to my husband’s disdain, I’m afraid!

 

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Check out how I used some bits and pieces to display my Truffled Popcorn!

Running layered lengths of white ruffled and black/white striped ribbons along the edges gives  the display a “tuxedo shirt” effect. 

The ribbons are attached with black-headed straight pins to emulate “button studs” and make everything easily removable and reusable.  No adhesive was used at all!

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The whole display is propped up with empty champagne bottles that I spray painted metallic silver and gold to match the party decor.  They’re in there somewhere! You can see one of the bottles in this image. Didn’t it come out pretty?

I tucked in a few pieces of shiny black tissue paper to make a dramatic backdrop for the Harlequin patterned cones.  Doesn’t the Truffled Popcorn look fabulous in their “scrap” packaging display?  

 

THE LIFESTYLE DIVA ALWAYS ASKS HERSELF – WHAT DO I HAVE ON HAND?

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Asking myself, what do I have on hand that I can use, repurpose or just plain up-cycle? 

In this particular case, it’s a piece of foam packaging.  In another instance, I used an urn that “looked Grecian” enough for the centerpiece of my Greek Dinner Party tablescape.

It’s a mindset that saves tons of money and unleashes my creativity when doing my entertaining planning.

 

SO EASY, SO FANCY, TRUFFLED POPCORN IS SO, GROWN-UP!

A sophisticated combination of Black Truffle Oil and freshly grated Asiago and Parmesan cheeses make Truffled Popcorn super delicious.

Using a little fresh Italian parsley and chives gives a dash a color and some extra “wow-factor” too. 

Now, how will you greet your guests on New Year’s Eve to start the night off with a bang?

Why not hand them some Truffled Popcorn and Champagne that you’ve set up in the foyer?  You’ll love the look on their faces as you take their coat.  They’ll be staring hungrily at your gorgeous display that gets the good times rolling for a fun-filled evening!

 

truffled popcorn and champagne

If you do nothing else to celebrate this New Year’s Eve, try making this great snack for yourself, and celebrate in style!

You’ll find the recipe for Truffled Popcorn at the bottom of this post.

 

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truffled popcorn for new years eve

Truffled Popcorn

Yield: 12-16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

An elegant combination of Truffled Popcorn and champagne is a fabulous way to greet your New Year's Eve party guests. How festive is that!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw popcorn kernels, popped whatever method you prefer
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 4 Tbsp. truffle oil (import shop quality)
  • 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup fresh Asiago cheese, grated
  • 1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chives, finely chopped
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Split the quantity of popped corn into two large bowls.
  2. In a glass measuring cup, add the melted butter and truffle oil, 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper and whisk to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the cheeses and herbs and lightly stir to combine.
  4. Slowly pour the butter mixture over the popcorn as you toss to coat the popcorn well. (use half of the mixture for each bowl of popcorn)
  5. Shake the cheese-herb mixture over the popcorn as you toss to coat well. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  6. Serve popcorn within an hour or so of adding toppings.

Notes

I use sophisticated Harlequin printed paper to form cones in which to serve my New Year's Eve party guests their popcorn. Add a glass of champagne and their ready to mingle with the party crowd.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 6 ounces popped
Amount Per Serving Calories 112Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 19mgSodium 350mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 4g
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