Gourmet Popcorn Creations!
What 'gourmet' variations of popcorn do you make?
Besides 'poppy-chow,' I have made my own cheddar-caramel corn mix and also cinnamon bun popcorn... with the holidays coming, I would like more ideas for over-the-top popcorn flavors/recipes.
It was somewhat a mistake the first time we made it.. we put boxed Macaroni and Cheese powder on the popcorn, but now I add more than that--including parmesan cheese, truffle salt, and spices.
For spices, the key (in my opinion) is to use Penzeys' Spices...
A few years ago I acquired dried salt and vinegar seasoning, unfortunately I've never seen it again. Oh so yummy! I've also done curry with a curry mix and some add ins of cayenne and cumin for heat and smoke.
Jello Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
1/2 cup melted butter
1 large box of you favorite flavored Jello
1 lb. miniature marshmallows
8-12 cup popped corn
In a large bowl, melt butter. Add Jello. Stir in marshmallows until well blended. Pour over popcorn and stir. Cool slightly. Butter hands thoroughly and form balls. Store in airtight container or wrap individually in plastic wrap. (Do not use aluminum foil or wax paper)
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen balls
Jell-O Popcorn Balls
1 c. Karo syrup
1/2 c. sugar
1c. popcorn (un-popped) (about 8 or 9 cups popped)
1 (3 oz.) pkg. Jell-O (favorite flavor)
Pop popcorn and discard any un-popped kernels. Place in large bowl.
In medium saucepan, bring syrup and sugar to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat, add Jell-o. Stir until Jell-o is dissolved approximately 2 minutes. Pour over popped corn. Stir well. Wet hands and form into 1 1/2 inch popcorn balls.
One of my favorites is either butter (or a light oil like canola, peanut, or extra light olive) and granulated maple sugar (real maple sugar). It's good!
I'm a popcorn junkie I absolutely love caramel and cheddar together. If I knew how to make it I would make it myself. There is this popcorn brand called GH Cretors and they make the best caramel/cheddar popcorn mix. Its heaven.