Everybody knows popcorn is the bestest TV-time snack ever, but plain salt-and-butter popcorn can get boring.
Here are a bunch of fun choices to keep your tastebuds entertained alongside, too.
1. Make this very spicy, curry-flavoured batch.
Love the strong, savoury flavour of curry? Just mix together some curry powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and chilli powder. Store it in a container and sprinkle on your popcorn whenever you’re craving a snack. Follow this tutorial by CookingWithKarma.
2. If you peanut butter, try this chocolate-drizzled yummy mix.
It really is as simple as it sounds. Peanut butter, honey or corn syrup (if you don’t have it on hand, here’s a recipe), and sugar. Toss them all up in a hot pan and drizzle the creamy mixture over a bed of fresh popcorn. If you like, lightly drizzle some melted dark chocolate on top. Follow this tutorial by mommycraftsalot.
3. Make some chewy honey-marshmallow popcorn balls.
Over medium heat, melt some butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows in a saucepan. Add vanilla essence and honey according to taste. Fold the popcorn in the sticky sauce and roll it into balls. Follow this tutorial by lovelyladycakes.
4. Or stick with the staple caramel-drenched ones.
You can’t go wrong with these. Melt butter and brown sugar with milk over low heat, and fold your popcorn in the resulting delicious caramel. Follow this tutorial by Make It Easy Recipes.
5. Try this nutty, sweet ‘n’ spicy Pad Thai popcorn.
In a saucepan, melt brown sugar in vegetable oil. Add maple/corn syrup, lemon, and fish sauce for that yummy Pad Thai flavour. Add fresh diced chillies, lime zest and baking soda, and dump the sauce on your popcorn with peanuts. Follow this tutorialby Food Wishes here.
6. Pop some aromatic garlic-cheese popcorn.
In a pan, melt unsalted butter with garlic oil or garlic powder. Coat your popcorn in this mixture and sprinkle cheese on top while hot. Follow this tutorial by Hey! It’s Mosogourmet!
7. Better yet, try popcorn nachos.
Cook sausages and slice them into bite-sized pieces. Add these to the popcorn, along with cheese, butter, and jalapeno peppers. Follow this tutorial by Rocky Barragan.
8. Make a box of these delicious S’mores popcorn balls.
Melt marshmallows or marshmallow cream in butter on a stove. Mix this in with popcorn and crushed graham crackers. Make balls and dip and drizzle with molten chocolate. Follow this tutorial by Divas Can Cook.
9. Indulge in a bowl of cherry-chocolate popcorn.
Heat up sugar, milk, honey/maple/corn syrup, and salt in a pan to make a sauce. Add cherry flavour and food dye. Coat your popcorn in it and serve with candied cherries and a drizzle of chocolate. Follow this tutorial by POPSUGAR Food.
10. Try these yummy and nutritious popcorn cereal bars.
Mix in your cereal of choice with coarsely crushed popcorn. Melt sugar, honey and butter in a pan, and when the sauce thickens a little, combine it with the popcorn and cereal mix. Shape into bars. Follow this tutorial by Robin’s Food.
11. Love cookies ‘n’ cream? Here’s something for ya.
Combine white chocolate and vegetable shortening and microwave until they melt. Crush up some Oreos and mix with fresh popcorn. Drizzle with the white choco sauce. Follow this tutorial by SimpleCookingChannel.
12. But if you dig cake batter ice cream, try cake batter popcorn.
Melt butter and marshmallows over a stove in a saucepan. Add cake mix of your choice to the sauce and stir on. Fold it all in with popcorn and serve with sprinkles. Follow this tutorial by Niki and Gabi.
13. Get a whole bowl of that crunchy Twix flavour without eating extra bars.
Make regular caramel with butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Add some vanilla extract and pour the mix on your popcorn. Spread it out and bake. Add bits of chopped up Twix bars and molten chocolate. Follow this tutorial by Divas Can Cook.
14. Bring out the Gems, and make a popcorn cake for the kids.
Melt marshmallows and butter and set aside. Mix your favourite candy with freshly made popcorn, and coat everything in the sauce. Set it in a greased round pan to give it that cake shape. Follow this tutorial by Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio.
15. Use fruity jello to flavour your tangy popcorn.
Melt sugar, corn syrup and butter in a pan. Add your favourite jello and cook to a thick sauce. Fold popcorn mixed with peanuts into the sauce. Serve when it sets. Follow this tutorial by yoyomax12.
16. Or flavour it with traditional Indian spices and crackled sesame.
Crackle up some sesame and cumin seeds in oil on a pan. Add chilli powder and salt and saute. Mix in the popcorn and coat with the spices. Serve with a sprinkling of cheese. Follow this tutorial by Tarla Dalal.
17. And if you’re nuts about Nutella, there’s something easy for you too.
Melt some dark chocolate and add Nutella to it. Add vanilla extract to the mix and pour all over your popcorn. Mix till it’s all delicious and coated well. Follow this tutorial by Yuda Bustara.
Now have fun impressing everyone with your mad popcorn skillzZz.
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