Sweet, Savory, and Spicy Popcorn Recipes

Popcorn - it's addictive, satisfying, and a must-have for any movie-watching night. Whether eaten delicately kernel by kernel or devoured by the handful, popcorn is something that never gets old. But sometimes, one can't help but wonder if there is something more out there. Sure, there's nothing wrong with hot popcorn coated with real melted butter, but there are many other ways to dress up popcorn.

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Take, for instance, this Popcorn with Sriracha Butter and Parmesan. Sriracha, if you've never had it, is a popular condiment often served with Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes that's all at once spicy, tart, and ever so slightly sweet. Together with freshly grated Parmesan, it's absolutely dynamite.

Or, if sweet and salty is more to your liking, don't miss out on this fantastic Posh Caramel Corn Recipe, which attempts to replicate Harry and David's popular Moose Munch snack. It makes for a perfect gift, but we won't judge you if you keep it all to yourself.

And coffee lovers will want to try this inspired Kahlúa and Espresso Bean Caramel Corn Recipe, which will keep anyone hopping up and down all throughout their favorite flick. For more recipes and ideas, be sure to check out our slideshow.


Black Pig Meat Co.Black Pig Meat Co. Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt

Bacon makes everything better, including caramel corn. Don't miss out!









INGREDIENTS


1/4 pound quality bacon, preferably black pig
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup maple sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Bacon salt, to taste

DIRECTIONS


Grind the bacon through the meat grinder attachment to your food processor. Place in a sauté pan and cook over medium-high heat; render until crispy. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat for cooking the popcorn.

In a pot with a lid, combine the bacon fat and popcorn over medium-high heat. When the first kernel pops, add the maple sugar and return the lid. Shake the pot while the kernels pop.
As soon as the popping has stopped, remove from the heat and place in a bowl. Toss with kosher and bacon salts.

Recipe Details

Servings: 4
Cuisine: American Special
Designations: Kid-friendly


Christie EllisChristie Ellis 'Cheesy' Popcorn

Here's a vegan-friendly version of cheesy popcorn that makes use of nutritional yeast to impart a nutty, cheesy flavor. And it's not called "nutritional" yeast for nothing - it's a good source of dietary fiber, protein, and B vitamins.




INGREDIENTS

5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast, plus more to taste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, pour the butter over the popcorn kernels and toss so that the butter is evenly distributed. Add the desired amount of nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper and toss once more.

Recipe Details

Servings: 4
Cuisine: American Special
Designations: Kid-friendly


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-Will Budiaman, The Daily Meal