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Oct 14, 2007 06:29 AM

Designer Popcorn

I want to make some designer popcorn. Maybe "Turtle Corn" with components of the candy caramel, chocolate and nut "turtles". Other flavor cominations you've tried and loved? Know any special tricks, tips, techniques?

I am just too cheap to buy the expensive designer popcorns sold online or in gourmet stores. I also know enough that mine will taste better and fresher! Especially with your help.


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  1. OK, let's get the ball rolling here:

    white chocolate popcorn crunch with dried cranberries:

    caramel almond popcorn clusters
    in fact, this one looks like it could be modified to be like "pecan Pie" popcorn clusters.

    that site also has a savory recipe for lemony dill popcorn. interesting.

    looks like alkapal will have to go it alone on the popcorn front ;(

      1. re: LisaN

        thanks LisaN, now i have to dig out my candy thermometer and get going!
        i liked having the reviews to consider.

      2. Gingerbread Popcorn
        Reduce equal parts molasses and guinness; let cool. Mix equal parts brown sugar and white sugar, then add powdered ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom, and add to liquid mix. Pour over popcorn and let set.

        Popcorn Krispie Mix
        Melt butter with marshmallows, pour over popcorn and stir in crushed graham crackers.

        Savory Spiced
        Cumin, coriander, and red pepper

        Chocolate malted
        chop chocolate bars, mix with cocoa, malt powder, and salt; add to popped corn, stir and cool.