Corn has been around for thousands of years. It is a commodity across the world and is eaten everywhere. It can be used in many different recipes, like chowder, fritters, casseroles, and more. One of the most popular versions of corn is popcorn. Popcorn is crunchy, buttery, and absolutely delicious! It is airy and filling, and it makes a great snack! It has become a staple in every theater across the world. Nothing goes better with a movie than popcorn. Outside the theater, popcorn is eaten as a snack! I love it! It is usually eaten with salt and butter. Over the years, however, people have gotten creative with popcorn. Somebody decided that butter and salt just weren’t enough, and decided to learn how to spice up popcorn to transform its taste. They have come up with different popcorn seasonings and popcorn transformations that can even make popcorn a sweet treat! Let’s learn how to spice it up.
Popcorn Seasoning Powder Recipes
You don’t need to think too long about how to spice up popcorn, because you can just go to the store and buy popcorn seasoning. Popcorn seasoning adds more flavor to popcorn. They sell popcorn seasoning in stores and they come in many different flavors. You can get them in flavors like cheddar, white cheddar, ranch, kettle corn, bacon, jalapeño, garlic parmesan, and more. You can even get popcorn seasoning in butter flavor! That way you can add extra butter flavor to your popcorn without having to add oily butter to it. Another flavor you can get is caramel, which adds sweetness to your popcorn. You can buy popcorn seasoning, but you can actually make it yourself at home!
Homemade popcorn seasonings are easy to make and are limitless in flavor! You can make seasoning from chocolate flavors to curry to tacos! Whatever you choose! Ranch flavor is a popular one. All you need is to mix an equal amount of dried chives, dried dill, onion powder, and garlic powder. Then you mix in salt and pepper to taste. That’s it! You can toss this seasoning mix on top of your popcorn for a ranch-flavored snack. Taco popcorn seasoning is super simple. You simply mix an equal amount of taco seasoning with nutritional yeast, and you’re done. Now, your popcorn can taste like tacos! There’s a delicious coconut curry popcorn seasoning recipe that mixes unsweetened shredded coconut with a little bit of curry and salt. You can also sweeten up your popcorn with a Mexican chocolate mix that calls for unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered sugar mixed with a little cinnamon, salt, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Next time you make popcorn, check your pantry to see what bold flavor you can add to your snack!
Sweet Flavored Popcorn Recipes for a Sweet Treat
Popcorn’s greatest transformation has been turning into a super sweet treat that both adults and kids enjoy. There are a couple of easy ways to make popcorn sweet. One of the ways is to season it with cinnamon and powdered sugar. That’s it! You can also make caramel popcorn, which is very popular. All you need to do is make the caramel by melting 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of sugar until it boils. Once it starts to boil, let it cook for 5 more minutes and then add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and stir to mix. Let it boil for 1 more minute and then add ½ teaspoon of baking soda. Drizzle the caramel over the popcorn in a bowl and stir it with a spoon to coat the popcorn. Then lay the caramel popcorn across a cookie sheet to cool. Once it has cooled, it will be ready to enjoy!
A very fun popcorn treat you can make is marshmallow popcorn! This is where you cover the popcorn in marshmallow and drizzle it with goodies. What you do is melt mini marshmallows and butter in a large pot over medium heat. Then you pour the melted marshmallow over popcorn and mix it with a spoon to coat it evenly, and then immediately lay it across on a cookie sheet into an even layer. You can drizzle melted chocolate on top and add sprinkles to liven up its color! Once it’s cooled and hardened, you can cut it up into squares and enjoy! It is a delicious sweet and salty treat that you or any kid will love. There are versions of this popcorn that include adding pretzels and candy to make it even better. You can be creative with this treat. Sweet popcorn is just as good as savory popcorn!
What to Put on Popcorn to Make It a Meal
This I never really considered, but someone tried it and it is good! What can you put on popcorn to make it a meal? Popcorn is usually seen as a movie theater snack, but to think of it as an actual hearty meal sounds insane! However, you can spice up your popcorn with toppings to give it more nutrition and make it more filling. You just need a little creativity and a willingness to try something new.
You can make a trail mix type popcorn snack where you add shredded coconut, chocolate chips, and roasted peanuts. The peanuts give the popcorn some protein and make it more filling. It can literally be a light dinner. You can also make it an Italian style meal by adding chopped up pepperoni and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle a little Italian seasoning to top it off! It may sound weird, but try it! You can mix in a variety of deli meats and cheeses to mix up the flavors. You can do ham and cheddar cheese or Salam and gouda. The possibilities are endless, and it is amazing that you can literally transform popcorn into a light meal.
Popcorn Has Many Forms and Flavors
Popcorn will always be eaten in movie theaters. It is the snack that everyone goes to make when they sit down to watch a movie at home as well. It is so fluffy and delicious that it usually gets eaten before the movie even begins! It is also a snack that has a wide variety of possibilities. Now, when you go to the movie theater, you can find popcorn seasoning options there with their butter and salt toppings! If you’re at home, you know how to spice up popcorn with homemade popcorn seasonings. Make your popcorn taste like tacos or make it taste like curry. You can give your popcorn flavors from different countries and cultures. Buy popcorn seasoning or make your own at home. Skip popcorn as a snack, and make it into a meal; or transform it into a delicious sweet treat! Regardless of how you choose to spice up your popcorn, it is a yummy food with many forms and flavors.