12 Ways to Spice Up Popcorn Slideshow
November 28, 2012
Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios
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.
Popcorn with Sriracha Butter and Parmesan
Sriracha? Awesome. Parmesan? Awesome. Sriracha and Parmesan together — what? Believe it or not, it actually works. Try some.
Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt
Bacon makes everything better, including caramel corn. Don't miss out!
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!
Kahlúa and Espresso Bean Caramel Corn
Coffee addicts, this is the snack you've been waiting for. Kahlúa adds a boozy touch that melds nicely with the flavor of espresso.
It really is as vulgar as it sounds. Butter, maple syrup, and rosemary — oh baby.
Cajun Cracker Jack
Take these out to the ball game for a spiced up, addictive snack.
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.
Posh Caramel Corn
Inspired by Harry and David's Moose Munch, this grown-up, do-it-yourself version makes a perfect gift or indulgent snack.
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.
Bacon Fat Popcorn
Don't throw out your bacon fat — instead, use it to make this indulgent snack.
Maple Pecan Popcorn
Popcorn gets all dressed up with a little maple syrup, real butter, and toasted pecans — how can anyone resist?