Popcorn has been around for centuries, but it’s still one of the most popular snacks. Although many people are content with simply popping kernels in a pot and adding butter or salt to taste, there are countless recipes that can take your popcorn eating experience to new heights. Here are some classic popcorn recipes that you should try out!
- Butter and salt.
Popcorn is one of the most classic snacks. It’s finger-friendly, easy to make (especially for kids), and delicious! There are many ways you can enjoy popcorn; however, there is no way that compares with the taste of butter and salt popcorn. The salty flavour combined with the sweet buttery texture makes this snack irresistible. If you’re looking for a quick and healthy snack to indulge in without feeling guilty, then I would definitely recommend giving this recipe a try.
The butter-and-salt popcorn recipe is highly popular also because it is easy to make. You just add a dash of salt and drizzle some melted butter on the freshly-made popcorn and that’s it!
- Salted caramel popcorn.
Salted caramel popcorn has been a popular snack for years, but the recipe is actually quite simple and inexpensive to make at home. It’s delicious on its own or mixed with other snacks like pretzels and nuts.
Salted caramel popcorn is a tasty treat that is easy to make and even easier to eat. For those of you who are not familiar with this sweet-salty snack, it’s made by combining melted caramel with popcorn kernels in order to create a crunchy treat. This recipe for salted caramel popcorn can be altered depending on your preferences – add more or less salt, use dark or light brown sugar.
- Cheddar cheese.
Cheddar cheese popcorn has a tangy yet sweet flavour that provides a nice complement to the salty taste of butter and corn kernels. Aside from butter-and-salt, cheddar cheese is among the staple popcorn flavours served in movie theatres. Apart from its distinct sweet-savoury taste, it is also known for its bright yellow-orange colour.
Cheddar cheese flavoured popcorn is not hard to find in grocery stores. You can find ready-to-eat popcorn with this flavour, or a pack of corn kernels with cheese seasoning that you can cook at home.
If you are feeling creative with cheddar cheese popcorn, you can add adding jalapeños or sriracha sauce which will give it an extra kick
- Kettle corn.
Kettle corn is a type of popcorn that has been popped with oil and sugar, giving it a sweet caramel flavour. The name kettle corn comes from the cooking technique used to make it – kettles are filled with kernels of corn on the cob, heated over an open flame until they pop into puffs.
The first “kettle corn” was created in 1885 by Charles Cretors who invented the machine for popping popcorn more quickly than stovetop methods at his Chicago candy business. It’s now one of America’s favourite snacks and has likewise gained popularity around the globe.
- Zebra popcorn.
Zebra popcorn is made with caramel corn, drizzled with white and dark chocolate in zigzag stripes. It has become a popular popcorn flavour served in parties and get-togethers, mainly due to its aesthetic appeal.
Some zebra popcorn variants come with other toppings aside from the drizzle, such as coconut shreds or candy bits.