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Popcorn Recipes

Mouth-watering Popcorn Recipes That'll Satisfy Every Craving

Popcorn is a lip-smacking, low-calorie snack which is easy to digest. This fun food can be enjoyed while watching a movie, roaming in a garden or just relaxing on a comfy couch. This article gives you some interesting popcorn recipes you may like to try.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2017
A large bag of popcorn will always be a welcome change in your snack routine. This healthy snack is sugar-free, rich in fiber, and low in fat and calories. Popcorn is a diet food. It does not contain sodium and includes low-calorie ingredients. It does not affect the appetite of a person, as it is a light snack that is easily digestible. People have varied tastes, and eating popcorn can also have adverse effects on people of any age group. Excess intake of salt can result in increase in calorie and sodium intake, leading to health problems. While serving popcorn to children, proper care should be taken to make sure you remove the unpopped kernels from the bowl, so that they don't choke on it.

Some Mouth-Watering Popcorn Recipes

Yogurt-Caramel Popcorn

Ingredients
  • Air popped popcorn, 2½ qt.
  • Caramelized sugar, 1 cup
  • Corn-starch syrup, ⅓ cup
  • Fat-free yogurt, 1 cup
Preparation
Keep aside the air popped popcorn in one large bowl. Take a saucepan and combine the sugar, yogurt, and syrup. Mix the sugar properly. Insert a candy or sugar thermometer (if you have one) to check whether the temperature is 250°F. Cook the yogurt mix, stirring it properly to avoid burning. Now, pour the yogurt mixture into the bowl of popcorn, so that each popcorn is coated properly. Enjoy the sour and sweet taste of this caramelized popcorn.

Choco-Almond Popcorn

Ingredients
  • Air popped popcorn, 6 cups
  • Sliced almonds, ½ cup
  • Milk chocolate choco-chips, 12 oz.
  • Corn-starch syrup, 1 cup
  • Pasteurized butter, ¼ cup
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • Grated dark chocolate, as required
Preparation
Take a large bowl and place the popcorn and almonds in it. Set aside. Melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler. Now, combine the butter, salt, and corn-starch syrup in a saucepan and stir continuously to avoid lumps. Let it boil and allow the butter to melt completely. Pour this melted chocolate mixture into the butter mixture. Mix well. Add the chocolate-butter mixture into the bowl containing the popcorn-almond mix. Shake well, so each popped corn is coated properly. You can decorate it with some grated chocolate and serve.

Cheesy-Chili-Cajun Popcorn

Ingredients
  • Parmesan cheese, 3 cups
  • Whole dried chilies, 3-4
  • Un-popped popcorn, ⅓ cup
  • Hot cooking oil, 3 tbsp.
  • Melted butter, ¼ cup
  • Paprika, 1 tsp.
  • Cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp.
  • Garlic, 1 large clove (cut into quarters)
  • Cumin seeds, 1 tsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
Preparation
Take a saucepan, add cooking oil, chilies, clove of garlic, and cumin seeds. Let it cook for 3 minutes. Allow up to 10 minutes as standing time. Strain the excess oil from it. You can use this seasoned oil for popping corn. Add melted butter over the warm popcorn. Toss properly to coat it. Mix Parmesan cheese, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle this cheese mixture over the popped popcorn. Agitate the popcorn well and serve.