The Food Network has released a list of 50 Flavoured Popcorn Recipes!
As food lovers here in the 98five Studios, we would have loved to at least taste test them all — if nothing else but to confirm that curry should not be sprinkled on popcorn! — however, alas, we’re a little pressed for time to whip up all of the samples as part of today’s International Caramel Popcorn Day so the fam has each picked a favourite and you get to vote which one tops the popcorn charts 🙂
Drive host and the one who started this popcorn craving Jeziel, “no brainer”
1) French Onion Dip
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.
Boss Bevan Jones, possibly the 98five familly’s biggest bacon supporter
Dip 4 thinly sliced jalapenos in 1/2 cup cornstarch whisked with 1/3 cup seltzer. Heat 1 inch vegetable oil in a small saucepan to 350 degrees F. Fry the jalapenos until golden and crisp, 2 minutes; drain on paper towels. Make Bacon-Chive Popcorn (No. 18), omitting the cayenne. Toss with the fried jalapenos.
On-air boss and mama-to-be Chela, “caramel even though it’s not in the list”
3) Peanut Butter
Heat 1 cup honey and 3/4 cup sugar over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup peanut butter and 1 teaspoon each vanilla extract and kosher salt until smooth; pour over 16 cups hot popcorn and 2 cups peanuts and toss. Spread on baking sheets and let cool.
American volunteer import DK, “S’mores for the win #Australianeedsgrahamcrackers”
Make Rocky Road Popcorn (No. 47), replacing the pecans with lightly crushed graham crackers.
Arvos host and assistant music director Tim
5) Cookies and Cream
Warm 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat; drizzle over 12 cups hot popcorn. Toss with 4 cups lightly crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos).
Digital volunteer Jerome
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.
One-half of The Jazz Show Ash, “what’s wrong with just normal popcorn?”, and work experiencer Tom
7) Movie Theater
Melt 1 stick butter in a small saucepan over low heat, skimming off the foam and solids; drizzle over 16 cups hot popcorn and toss with 2 teaspoons kosher salt.
98five veteran, Sundays host and second Station contender for bacon’s biggest fan JD, “anything with bacon!!!!”
Cook 6 slices chopped bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving the drippings. Drizzle 2 tablespoons each reserved bacon drippings and melted butter over 16 cups hot popcorn. Toss with the bacon, 1/2 cup chopped chives and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne. Season with salt.
Drive producer and English chocoholic Mike A
9) Rocky Road
Whisk 5 tablespoons melted butter with 2 teaspoons each vanilla extract and kosher salt; drizzle over 16 cups hot popcorn. Toss with 2 cups each mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and toasted pecans. Spread on baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees F until the marshmallows and chocolate are slightly melted, about 2 minutes.
In charge of the 98five ‘internets’ Beth, “popcorn’s a pretty healthy snack, right?”
10) Peanut Butter–Banana
Make Peanut Butter Popcorn (No. 39), adding 1 cup dried banana chips and 1/2 cup chocolate chips with the peanuts.
Vote on our Facebook wall post for your top pick!