Flavored Popcorn Ideas

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Photo By: Levi Brown

Photo By: Levi Brown

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Frito Pie (No. 5)

Toss 12 cups hot popcorn, 6 tablespoons melted butter, 4 cups Fritos (or other corn chips) and 2 tablespoons chili powder; spread on baking sheets. Top with 2 cups shredded cheddar and 2 chopped scallions. Bake at 350 degrees F until the cheese melts, 3 minutes. Season with salt.

Ranch (No. 2)

Melt 4 tablespoons butter with a 1-ounce packet ranch seasoning mix; toss with 16 cups hot popcorn and 2 tablespoons chopped chives. Season with salt.

Three-Cheese (No. 9)

Toss 16 cups hot popcorn with 2 cups shredded cheddar, 1 cup grated parmesan and 1/2 cup grated pecorino; spread on baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F until the cheddar melts, 3 minutes. Season with salt.

Crab Boil (No. 15)

Melt 4 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning in a small skillet over medium heat; drizzle over 12 cups hot popcorn and toss with 4 cups oyster crackers.

Curry (No. 25)

Melt 1 stick butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add 2 cups each golden raisins and pistachios, 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon curry powder and cook 2 minutes; toss with 16 cups hot popcorn and 2 teaspoons kosher salt.

French Onion Dip (No. 34)

Melt 6 tablespoons butter with a 1-ounce packet onion soup mix; toss with 16 cups hot popcorn and a 6-ounce package French-fried onions.

Margarita (No. 37)

Melt 6 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons each lime juice and tequila, 2 teaspoons each sugar and kosher salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest in a skillet over medium heat; drizzle over 12 cups hot popcorn and toss with 4 cups lightly crushed lime-flavored tortilla chips.

Peanut Butter-Banana (No. 40)

Make Peanut Butter Popcorn (No. 39), adding 1 cup dried banana chips and 1/2 cup chocolate chips with the peanuts.

Tropical (No. 41)

Spread 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F until golden, about 10 minutes. Toss with 16 cups hot popcorn, 1 1/2 cups chopped dried pineapple and 3 tablespoons each confectioners’ sugar and melted butter. Season with salt.

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