In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, celery, 1 cup cheese, water chestnuts, 1/2 cup bacon, carrots and chives; mix well. Add popcorn; stir to coat. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and 1/4 cup bacon. Serve immediately.
Popcorn Salad Tips
How much should I make if I want leftover popcorn?
A scant 1/4 cup of unpopped kernels will give you enough popped corn for this recipe with a little left to snack on.