12 Ways to Spice Up Popcorn Slideshow

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Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios
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Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios
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Here's an exotic twist on caramel corn by Cynthia Nims, author of Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites. Garam masala, an Indian spice mix, flavors the caramel.

Click here to see the Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios Recipe.

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Jennifer Martiné

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Popcorn with Sriracha Butter and Parmesan
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Popcorn with Sriracha Butter and Parmesan
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Sriracha? Awesome. Parmesan? Awesome. Sriracha and Parmesan together — what? Believe it or not, it actually works. Try some.

Click here to see the Popcorn with Sriracha Butter and Parmesan Recipe.

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Maryse Chevriere

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Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt
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Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt
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Bacon makes everything better, including caramel corn. Don't miss out!

Click here to see the Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt Recipe.

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Black Pig Meat Co.

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Truffled Popcorn
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Truffled Popcorn
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The Daily Meal's video producer Ali Rosen swears by her simple and addictive popcorn topping. Now, before you swear this off as a gimmicky way to use truffle flavor, hear us out. Rosen says to make sure to use store-bought truffle butter instead of truffle oil, "because truffle oil sucks." Melt over the stove at the same time you're popping the corn and toss everything together in a bowl. Enjoy!

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flickr/Renée S.

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Kahlúa and Espresso Bean Caramel Corn
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Kahlúa and Espresso Bean Caramel Corn
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Coffee addicts, this is the snack you've been waiting for. Kahlúa adds a boozy touch that melds nicely with the flavor of espresso.

Click here to see the Kahlúa and Espresso Bean Caramel Corn Recipe.

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Rachel Gurk

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Porn Corn
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Porn Corn
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It really is as vulgar as it sounds. Butter, maple syrup, and rosemary — oh baby.

Click here to see the Porn Corn Recipe.

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Lisa Alcalay Klug

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Cajun Cracker Jack
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Cajun Cracker Jack
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Take these out to the ball game for a spiced up, addictive snack.

Click here to see the Cajun Cracker Jack Recipe.

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Pican

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Moroccan Spice
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Moroccan Spice
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Vanessa Bronder Alward, author of the blog My Kids Really Eat This, tosses her popcorn with a Moroccan-inspired mixture of toasted cumin, turmeric, and cayenne. Toasting spices brings out their natural aromas and intensifies their flavors. Give it a shot.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock

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Posh Caramel Corn
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Posh Caramel Corn
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Inspired by Harry and David's Moose Munch, this grown-up, do-it-yourself version makes a perfect gift or indulgent snack.

Click here to see the Posh Caramel Corn Recipe.

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Aleta Watson

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'Cheesy' Popcorn
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'Cheesy' Popcorn
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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.

Click here to see the 'Cheesy' Popcorn Recipe.

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Christie Ellis

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Bacon Fat Popcorn
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Bacon Fat Popcorn
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Don't throw out your bacon fat — instead, use it to make this indulgent snack.

Click here to see the Bacon Fat Popcorn Recipe.

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Crudo

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Maple Pecan Popcorn
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Maple Pecan Popcorn
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Popcorn gets all dressed up with a little maple syrup, real butter, and toasted pecans — how can anyone resist?

Click here to see the Maple Pecan Popcorn Recipe.

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Romulo Yanes