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Easy Popcorn Recipes

Super Quick and Easy Popcorn Recipes That Taste So Right

Nobody really needs an added reason to be given in order to eat popcorn. So, try out these easy popcorn recipes today, and let life carry on with its normal popcorn binging course.
Ankana Dey Choudhury
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018
I'm so simple. If I don't have groceries, I eat popcorn and Tang for dinner.
 ―Tyra Banks.

See, that's the best thing about popcorn, you can have it whenever and with whatever. They are the single most convenient food items ever. No doubt 1.12 billion pounds of it are consumed by Americans per annum. I mean, dedicating an entire day to this snack on January 19th is so very worth it.

And if you just don't want the plain, salted ones anymore, simply spike them with some oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg, or any Italian or French herbs out there. The taste is always superlative, with nearly nothing to mar it. In a nutshell, popcorn rocks. So, here are some super quick and easy popcorn recipes for you.

Arcadian Corn

This is just yum to eat and one of the easiest popcorn recipes that you can opt for when that football match is about to go on air in like 7 minutes!!! Just make sure you can grab some,
  • Popcorn, 2 quarts (popped)
  • Butter, ¼ cup (molten)
  • Lemon pepper seasoning, 1 tsp.
  • Dry pimientos, 1 tsp.
  • Garlic powder, ½ tsp.
  • Onion powder, ½ tsp.
  • Cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp.
  • Salt, to taste
Just add the butter to the popcorn and toss for a moment. Next, throw in the other ingredients and mix really well, and then place the entire corn in the microwave in an oven-safe dish. Bake at 300°F, until it becomes crisp as per your preference and the aroma fills up your nostrils. It really can't get easier than this. Now scram for that game!

Spicy Cheese Popcorn

Say you are having about 8 friends over for a slumber party, and are planning to watch that scary movie everyone's being talking about lately. Try out this popcorn recipe then. All you'll need is,
  • Popcorn, 2 qt (popped)
  • Parmesan cheese, ¼ cup (molten or grated)
  • Tabasco sauce, 2 tsp.
  • Garlic salt, 1 tsp.
Take the popcorn in a big vessel and add all the ingredients to it, one by one. Toss vigorously. Pour into individual serving cups and gorge! The best part about this recipe, you ask? Well, you can have it even while you are trying to lose some weight, by using brewer's yeast instead of the cheese.

Popcorn Creamwiches

There are people who just cannot have enough of sweets and just love even the mention of popcorn. What if I tell you guys that you can actually punch these two together to concoct an awesomely lip smacking dessert recipe?! Ya ya, love me later. For now just grab some:
  • Popcorn, 1 packet (popped)
  • Vanilla brick, 1
  • Chocolate bits, 1 cup
  • Brown sugar, ¾ cup
  • Sugar syrup, ½ cup
  • Walnuts, ¼ cup (slivered)
  • Butter, ¼ cup
  • Vinegar, ½ tbsp.
  • Salt, ¼ tsp.
Take a cooking pan and add butter, vinegar, sugar syrup, salt, and brown sugar. Now, keep ladling until the sugar becomes molten and thick. Keep the popcorn hot inside the oven until the sugar mixture is ready. Pour the sugar mixture on the popcorn, and thoroughly mix, so that the corns get uniformly coated. Throw in the chocolate bits along with the walnuts, toss and the pour the corns into to square-shaped pans, and see to it that they are uniformly laid out and well packed together. Now, refrigerate until the popcorn bars are all firm and well set. Use a sharp knife, preferably a meat cutting knife, to cut out about 10 rectangles in each pan. Now, slice the ice cream into 5 pieces, and then happily sandwich one slice of vanilla bar in between two popcorn breads.

Tip: Popcorn facts say that popcorn pops either in the snowflake or in the mushroom shape. Use mushroom corns in this case as they will not crumble easily, even though snowflakes are bigger in shape and their pop-ability is better.

Now that's awesome. I mean, they were eaten even by the Aztecs, as discovered by the Cortes, when they came invading Mexico in 1519. They even used it for decorative and jewelry making purposes. Versatility comes naturally to popcorn. So, try out the simple recipes anytime you want, and popcorn does not need an hour and occasion spelled out to be devoured upon.