GARLIC CHEDDAR POPCORN BALLS

Yields40 Servings
 4 cloves garlic
 2 teaspoons salt
 450 g cheddar cheese, grated
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1 packet microwave popcorn
 A little butter for forming
1

Line 2 large baking trays with nonstick baking paper

2

Peel the garlic and mince finely with the salt; this will prevent it from sticking and releases the garlic juices; mix the garlic with the cheese, cumin and cayenne pepper

3

In a large microwave safe bowl, layer the popcorn with the cheese mixture, making sure that the cheese is spread evenly through the popcorn; place the bowl in the microwave, cover with pierced cling film and cook on high for 1 minute; give the bowl a shake and turn

4

Cook for 1 minute more being careful not to let it burn; remove from the microwave and leave to cool slightly until easier to handle and with buttered hands, quickly form the mixture into balls; place on the paper lined baking trays to cool