It is no secret that I have an obsession with popcorn.
Like, I’ve been known to go days without eating anything other than popcorn.
(Don’t judge me, I’m not perfect.)
The first aisle I visit in the grocery store is usually the popcorn aisle and I’ve been known to show signs of anger and discontent when my favorite type of popcorn is out of stock. OK, I’m being a little dramatic here but I do like what I like and I like it to be available, always.
Recently, I’ve noticed a trend in my Pinterest feed and my web bookmarks that parallels my addiction – lots of (beautiful) popcorn photos (it photographs so well!) and recipes.
And anyway, a side note – eating popcorn makes me feel WAY LESS guilty than when I eat chips.
I’m nice, so I’m sharing my favorite Ridiculously Yummy Popcorn Toppings and Recipes. Have at it, friends!
EVERYTHING BAGEL POPCORN
Recently, I’ve been on a Trader-Joe’s-Everything-Cracker kick (HAVE YOU HAD THEM?! OMG) so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon the idea of Everything Popcorn. I’m all like “duh, why didn’t I think of that?!” I didn’t need to because Joanne from Eats Well With Others did. Thanks, lady.
In place of butter, Ali from Gimme Some Oven uses Nooch on her popcorn. I love butter just as much as I love popcorn but it ain’t good. Nutritional yeast is nutritional and not greasy which is why I love the idea of using it as an alternative. Thanks Ali, don’t mind if I do.
It’s like a skinny version of something you might find at the Minnesota State Fair but better… (click through that link at your own risk). I thank Amy’s Healthy Baking for creating a recipe that provides nostalgia (back in the day, I tore up that state fair….)
Sriracha. Popcorn. Need I say more? Wendy at Around My Family Table not only hooked us up with this recipe, but she’s got 18 more recipes (that I counted) here. Who has the bigger obsession – her or me?
VEGAN CARAMEL CORN
A classic, made vegan – that’s the kind of shit I like. Now, if we can find a vegan cheddar popcorn recipe to blend with it, we’d have ourselves some bomb ass Chicago popcorn. I’ll give my request to Cassie at Vegan Insanity immediately.
CILANTRO LIME POPCORN
How did Cassie from Bake Your Day know that I was looking for cilantro recipes because I’ve got a boatload of it in the garden? OH, she didn’t – this recipe was posted in 2013. Well anyway, I found it at the right time. Plus, I feel like I could really bond with Cassie because she has a popcorn addiction as well. Or, at least she did in 2013. Her & I should totally hang out.
SWEET & SALTY CURRIED POPCORN
Either you’re one of those people who loves curry, or you’re one of those people who hates it. I’m one of those people who LOVES it so this recipe really speaks to me. Faith from the kitchn encourages people to eat this popcorn with chopsticks – FUN FACTOR! I’m in. Anyone interested in coming over for a popcorn/chopsticks night?!
COOKIE BUTTER, DARK CHOCOLATE, POPCORN PUPPY CHOW
I know what you’re thinking, “that’s the best damn combination I’ve ever heard of Crista.”
I made the recipe up all on my own, but I didn’t keep it to myself. Have at it.
In other news, Have you ever popped popcorn in a brown paper bag? Just for fun:
HOW TO POP POPCORN IN A BROWN PAPER BAG IN THE MICROWAVE