Popcorn Like You've Never Seen It Before

Reinvent your favorite movie-watching snack with these sweet and savory recipes.
Silver and Golden Popcorn Confetti Bundt Cake

No matter if you're a butter-and-salt purist, a fan of the vibrant-orange cheese powder or a sweets lover who's craving all things gooey caramel, the popcorn you're most used to having is likely simply popped and served in a big ol' bucket or bag. But these puffy corn kernels can indeed rise above the ordinary toppings and presentation — all it takes is a few how-tos. On this morning's all-new episode of The Kitchen, the cast introduced a duo of next-level takes on popcorn just in time for awards season, which celebrates perhaps the ultimate popcorn-eating pastime: movie watching. Read on below for two sweet and savory renditions, both easy to make and endlessly impressive.

If awards parties are all about bringing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood right into your own kitchen, then this wow-worthy cake will surely stun on the red carpet. Thanks to the Bundt pan, this simple-yet-elegant dessert is a cinch to prep — think of it as a popcorn-focused marshmallow crispy treat that gets pressed into a cake shape. After combining plain and caramel popcorn with crunchy macadamia nuts and gooey melted marshmallows, mound the mixture into the pan to form a popcorn cake. For added flair, adorn the dessert with gold and silver sprinkles just before serving.

Popcorn-Coated Popcorn Chicken

Sure, you've had popcorn shrimp before, and you have even tasted popcorn chicken. But has either of those dishes ever been made with actual popcorn? No? You're in luck, because not only is this dip-ready chicken served in popcornlike miniature pieces, but it's also breaded with a mixture that includes popcorn. The key to this fuss-free recipe is crushing the popcorn so that it can adhere to the buttermilk-battered chicken tenders. Once it's been blanketed in the spiced mixture, the chicken is ready to bake until it's golden brown and crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside.

Tune in to The Kitchen on Saturdays at 11a|10c.

Next Up

How to Make a Cabbage Vase for Spring Table Decor

The perfect spring feast isn’t complete without the perfect table decor! The Kitchen shows you a fun and unique way to spruce up your table…with an item straight from the garden.

Save the Seeds After Carving Your Pumpkin — Here's What to Do with Them

Learn three new ways to flavor this fall-favorite snack.

Would You Buffalo It?

The Kitchen hosts take a look at unique foods that include game day’s ultimate flavor — Buffalo Wing sauce!

Is That A Thing: Crazy Stuffed Foods

People are getting creative with stuffed foods and unexpected surprise fillings that have the Kitchen hosts asking—is that a thing?!

Halloween: Party Food Crafts

Throw a scary-good Halloween party with these frightfully easy and delicious party food crafts that are sure to impress your guests!

The Greatest Tools

The Kitchen hosts share new and innovative ways to use three classic kitchen tools—the cast-iron skillet, the fish spatula, and the rasp grater. Learn how to teach old tools new, exciting tricks!

Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Floats

We've got four "cool" ways to enjoy hot chocolate.

Fab Finishing Touches

Learn the secret to creating the ultimate Insta-ready dishes with easy tips from The Kitchen hosts.

Coffee Station & Blended Coffee Frappé Hack

The Kitchen hosts share how to build a creative coffee bar along with a simple blended coffee drink to finish off your Bottomless Brunch celebration.

Saturday Snack Attack

The Kitchen hosts are raiding the pantry and cupboards for these flavor-boosted snack ideas — perfect for the weekend.