Pimp Your Popcorn

Pimp Your Popcorn

Here are some fun ways to pimp your popcorn, just in time for your next Netflix night

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 14 Apr '21


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Whether you like your popcorn buttery and lightly salted, with a Thai chilli kick, squashed into balls or with a touch of bacon, we have made a collection of the ultimate popcorn recipes to try out.


Back to basics

Classic homemade popcorn

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“Basic” meaning no further seasonings, and it’s made in a pot on the stove (because microwave popcorn is not that good for you). Using healthier oils such as coconut oil makes this a great snack when you’re trying to be healthy.

Recipe from Simply Recipes


Spice it up

Pad thai popcorn

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Pad thai is one of the most popular dishes when it comes to Thai cuisine. Just imagine how epic the flavours would be on popcorn!

Recipe from Food Wishes


Cinnamon bun popcorn

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Vanilla protein powder makes this positively healthy, as long as your chosen sweetener is unrefined.

Recipe from The Big Man’s World


Margarita popcorn

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Don’t feel like drinking the real thing? Try this non-alcoholic popcorn flavour that reminds us of a margarita with a dash of lime and a pinch of paprika.

Recipe from If You Can Make That You Can Make This


Chocolate versions

White chocolate popcorn

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Oh, don’t be mistaken – these kernels don’t have anything to do with strawberries. This eye candy is made with white chocolate dyed with a bit of edible pink food colouring.

Recipe from EATGOOD4LIFE


Mexican hot chocolate popcorn

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Where there is white chocolate popcorn, there must also be black. This recipe just calls for melted chocolate and a mix of Mexican spices. We suggest tossing in a handful of mini marshmallows to make it “hot chocolate” flavour!

Recipe from MACHEESMO


Pretend you’re on a hike – on your sofa

Trail mix popcorn balls

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Roll up your popcorn with a crazy mix of nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruits and melted marshmallows, because hiking is always better when it’s done indoors and without the mountain. And when we say hiking, we mean Netflix.

Recipe from A Cookie Named Desire


Kicked-up breakfast flavours

Maple bacon bourbon popcorn

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Maple syrup and bacon are classic North American breakfast staples. This salty-sweet popcorn is so addictive, especially because there’s bourbon involved.

Recipe from Bake Your Day


Something a little different

Popcorn salad

This recipe has divided the Internet in battle, with a loud proportion declaring it“popcorn violence” and a “desecration” of popcorn. It uses a Cheddar flavouring, combining it with a mayonnaise-mustard dressing and celery, sugar snaps and watercress. Love it or loath it, there’s no doubt that “popcorn salad” is a thing now.

Recipe from Molly Yeh on Food Network


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