12 Ways to Spice Up Popcorn Slideshow

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.

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Popcorn with Sriracha Butter and Parmesan

Maryse Chevriere

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

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Bacon Caramel Popcorn with Bacon Salt

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

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Truffled Popcorn

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.

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Porn Corn

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

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Cajun Cracker Jack

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

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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.

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.

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'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.

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Bacon Fat Popcorn

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

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Maple Pecan Popcorn

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

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