Nothing goes better with a Netflix binge session than a big old bowl of popcorn. Am I right? I don’t know about you, but sometimes I like to get a little fancy with my popcorn, so today I wanted to share a five of my favorite fancy popcorn recipes with you.
8 cups Popped popcorn — *
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Tang — powdered orange drink
1/3 cup Light corn syrup
1/3 cup Water
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 teaspoon Orange extract
1 teaspoon Baking soda
* 2 tbls of unpopped popcorn makes 4 cups (or 1 ounce) popped popcorn.
Place popcorn in a large buttered baking pan. In separate pan, combine sugar, drink mix, syrup, water and butter. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook until mixture reaches 250~ on a candy thermometer, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in orange extract and baking soda. Pour over popcorn, mixing well. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely.
Bacon Cheese Popcorn
4 quarts Popped popcorn
1/3 cup Butter — melted
1/2 teaspoon Seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon Hickory-smoked salt
1/2 cup American cheese — grated
1/3 cup Bacon bits
Pour freshly popped corn in large bowl. Combine margarine with hickory-smoked salt. Pour over popcorn; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon bits. Toss again and serve while warm.
3 tb Butter; or margarine
1/2 ts Garlic powder
1/2 ts Cayenne pepper
1/2 ts Paprika
1/2 ts Dried thyme
1/2 ts Salt
12 c Popped corn
In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over med. heat. Stir in remaining ingredients except popcorn. Cook for 1 min. Pour over popcorn, tossing to coat evenly. Serve at once.
6 tablespoons Hot air-popped popcorn
1/3 cup Butter
3 tablespoons Chili sauce
1 teaspoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese
Place popcorn in large bowl. In small saucepan, melt margarine. Stir in chili sauce, onion and chili powder and salt. Pour chili mixture gradually over popcorn, tossing to mix well. Sprinkle with cheese and toss.
2 1/2 qt.. popped corn
2 Cups corn chips — slightly broken
1 Cup Dry-Roasted Peanuts
1/4 Cup butter
2 Tbsp. Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce
1 Tsp. celery seed
1/4 Tsp. salt
In small bowl, place 2 cups popped corn; set aside. Combine remaining popcorn with corn chips and peanuts. In small saucepan, melt butter with hot sauce, celery seed and salt; pour over popcorn/peanut mixture, tossing gently to coat. Spread on l5x10-inch baking sheet. Bake at 350’F for 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheet to large serving bowl. Toss with remaining 2 cups popped corn. Serve immediately or store in airtight container.
Butter Pecan Popcorn
8 c Popped popcorn (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup unpopped)
Nonstick spray coating
1/2 c Broken pecans
2 tb Butter
1/3 c Light corn syrup
1/4 c Instant butter pecan pudding Mix
1/4 ts Vanilla
Discard unpoppped popcorn kernels. Spray a 17x12x2-inch roasting pan with nonstick coating. Place the popped corn and pecans in the pan. Keep popcorn warm in a 300-degree oven for 16 minutes, stirring halfway t hrough baking. Remove the pan form the oven. Turn mixture onto a large piece of foil. Cool popcorn completely. When cool, break into large pieces. Store leftover popcorn, tightly covered, in a cool, dry place for up to 1 week.
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What do you think about these fancy popcorn recipes? Will you be trying any of them the next time you sit down to stream Netflix with your family?
Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.