Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Little Spice for Your Life

I always forget about popcorn and how much I enjoy it. It is one of those things that I never really crave, but then once I'm eating it, I can't stop! Do you know what I mean? Stove popped popcorn is the best! lightly salted! The other day to celebrate the birthday of one of our popcorn-loving co-worker's, a few friends from the company and I had the idea to make different kinds of flavored popcorn. I was hesitant at first of the task at hand. I had never created flavored popcorn before! Sure, I've eaten it before ( I feel like flavored popcorn is really popular in the fall ) But I've never made it! "There is a first time for everything" is what I always say...

I ended up absolutely falling in LOVE with making flavored popcorn. Popcorn is a healthy snack and cheap to buy. The initial intimidation within me of flavoring popcorn soon dissipated upon discovering how easy it really is! Minimal ingredients are required. All that you use to flavor popcorn are any spices, seasonings, and/or condiments that you have on hand! You can experiment to test what goes good with what. The flavoring possibilities are endless! It would be difficult to mess this one up! Not only was flavoring the popcorn easy, but also SO tasty! I found some pretty creative recipes online. I decided to make two recipes from for our co-worker. There were so many to choose from, but the Sriracha-Lime and Barbeque flavoring recipes that I chose to make were such a hit among my friends! You have to try them!

Sriracha-Lime Flavored Popcorn

I just love my mini whisk! ^_^

Ingredients and Directions

  • 16 cups of popped popcorn
  • 5 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 3 teaspoons of lime juice

    Whisk all the ingredients together (aside from the popcorn itself). drizzle your mixture over your popcorn while still warm. Toss well. Season with salt if desired.

    Barbeque Flavored Popcorn

    Ingredients and Directions

    • 12 cups of popped popcorn
    • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
    • 1 teaspoon each of cumin
    • ; paprika
    • ; garlic powder
    • ; chili powder
    • ; barbeque sauce
    • a pinch of cayenne
    • Optional 4 cups of lightly crush barbeque potato chips

    Whisk all the ingredients together (aside from the popcorn itself and the barbeque chips). drizzle your mixture over your popcorn while still warm. Add optional chips. Toss well. Season with salt if desired.

    Buen Porvecho!

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