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10 Ways to Make Popcorn Taste Better!

Chocolate-Drizzled Popcorn     

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Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings in one delicious bite when you drizzle a bowl of buttered popcorn with a generous amount of hot fudge. Make things extra chocolatey by sprinkling in some mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings.

Chocolate-drizzled popcorn tastes amazing while it’s hot, but it can get messy. If you don’t want your hands covered in melted chocolate, wait 5 or 10 minutes for the fudge to harden slightly before you chow down on the popcorn.

Not in the mood for that much chocolate? Leave the chocolate chips in the popcorn mixture, but replace the melted chocolate with rich, gooey caramel or butterscotch sauce.

Mint Cookies and Cream Popcorn    

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Creamy cookies take on a refreshing twist with a hint of mint in this holiday-friendly popcorn mix. Here’s how you do it:

Pop popcorn over the stove or in your microwave. Distribute popped kernels onto a lined baking tray.

Drizzle melted white chocolate over the popcorn.

Add crushed mint Oreos or regular Oreos lightly coated with approximately ¼ tsp mint extract.

Gently combine ingredients with a large spoon, and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Devour, eating as much as you can as quickly as you can (okay, maybe we made up that last step).

Garlic Sriracha Popcorn

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Bored with buttered popcorn? Spice things up with flavorful sriracha sauce and pungent garlic.

Mince 1 or 2 cloves of garlic as finely as possible, or buy a jar of minced garlic from the produce section of your supermarket.

Melt 1 stick of butter, and stir in 2 to 4 tablespoons of sriracha depending on how spicy you like your food.

Pour over freshly popped popcorn and sprinkle with a dash of garlic salt or sea salt, if desired.

Popcorn With Sprinkles

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It’s incredibly easy to make popcorn with sprinkles. This is a great recipe for toddlers, elementary school students, preteens, and teens who want to experiment in the kitchen.

There are a few different ways to pull off a recipe for popcorn with sprinkles:

You can add the sprinkles to buttered popcorn while it’s still hot, but make sure it’s not too hot (some sprinkles melt).

You can drizzle melted white chocolate over the popcorn before adding sprinkles.

You can coat the popcorn with vanilla pudding mix and then add the sprinkles.

Choose any color of sprinkles you like. Opt for red and green if Christmas is coming or pastels around Easter.

Cheddar Bacon Popcorn  

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Cheddar bacon popcorn is a savory snack that delights a large group of people, whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or binge-watching Netflix with a group of your girlfriends all night.

This recipe works best if you pop your own popcorn over the stovetop rather than using a premade bag of popcorn. When you pop your own popcorn, you can add bacon grease to the oil and infuse the kernels with extra flavor.

Fry a pack of bacon until the pieces are crispy. Crumble and set aside.

Pop several cups of popcorn in a mixture of canola oil and bacon grease.

Top with butter and a bunch of shredded Cheddar – as much as you want.

Sprinkle with salt.

Add diced jalapenos if you need a little spice.

Smores Popcorn  

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Recreate fun nights huddled around the campfire by popping up a batch of smores popcorn in your kitchen.

Prepare popcorn the way you regularly do and top with drizzled chocolate. Mix in chocolate chunks, graham cracker pieces, and mini marshmallows.

Note: Golden Grahams cereal is a tasty, time-saving substitute for the graham crackers.

Pecan Pie Popcorn  

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Excuse us while we wipe the drool away from our mouths, but this pecan pie popcorn looks totally amazing.

Combine 2 tablespoons of brown sugar with ½ cup of maple syrup over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until bubbly and thick. This should take about 5 to 10 minutes.

Stir in one stick of butter, ¾ cup of pecans, and a dash of salt.

Pour over popcorn that has been arranged on a lined baking tray, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peanut Butter Popcorn    

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A ½ cup of peanut butter, a ½ cup of honey, and a dash of vanilla lend an indulgent flavor to freshly popped kernels. If you prefer a sweeter popcorn, add ¼ cup of brown sugar or white sugar.

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

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Use up extra candy canes in this fun, flavorful popcorn. Drizzle popped kernels with melted vanilla bark or white chocolate and top with crushed candy canes.

Funfetti Popcorn  

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Funfetti popcorn is a great Easter treat, but you can make it appropriate for other occasions by using red and green ingredients for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah, and so on.

Pour melted vanilla bark on popped kernels and stir gently. Add M&Ms, crushed pretzel squares, and sprinkles.

 

 

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