Karen says: "It's pretty good. I'd make it again when I need a quick side dish. I think people might be surprised that they like it. I used stove-top popped white corn and pan fried bacon, fried very crispy, and I pressed the grease out. The next time I make this, I'm going to add a handful of raisins and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds.
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup diced celery
1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can [8 ounces] sliced water chestnuts, drained
3/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon [divided]
1/4 cup shredded carrots
2 Tablespoons minced chives
6 cups popped popcorn
In a large bowl, everything except popcorn. Mix well. Add popcorn.
Stir to coat.
Note: This salad is best eaten fresh.