This family classic is sure to surprise because, yes, it does have freshly popped popcorn. Popcorn salad is guaranteed to be delicious and be requested again!
‣ 3/4 cup mayonnaise ‣ 1 cup celery, diced, plus more for garnish (optional) ‣ 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided ‣ 8 ounce water chestnuts, sliced or chopped ‣ 3/4 cup pre-cooked bacon bits, divided ‣ 1/4 cup carrots, shredded ‣ 2 tablespoon chives, minced ‣ 6 cup popped popcorn
Add mayonnaise, celery, cheddar cheese, water chestnuts, carrots, and chives in a large bowl, then mix ingredients thoroughly.
Add popcorn to an extra large mixing bowl, then add mayonnaise mixture.
Use a spatula to gently mix all of the ingredients together. Add to a serving bowl of your choice, then garnish with more cheddar cheese, bacon, and celery.