Homemade Popcorn Seasonings



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homemade popcorn seasonings

We have been eating a lot of popcorn around here so I thought I would share some ideas for homemade popcorn seasonings from our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.
-Tawra

If you prefer, instead of the seasonings you can make popcorn for any party or holiday and add M&M’s or other candies and nuts to it. Then pour melted white chocolate on it all and toss.

Popcorn Seasonings

Pour 1/4 cup melted butter over popcorn and sprinkle with any of the following:

    • salt
    • onion powder
    • Parmesan cheese
    • chili powder
    • garlic powder
    • cheddar cheese, finely grated


 

Barbecued Popcorn

2 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. hickory smoke salt

Mix and pour over popcorn.

 

Spiced Popcorn

1 tsp. paprika
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 tsp. ground cumin

Mix together and pour over popcorn.

Kettle Corn

1/2 cup popcorn
Vegetable oil
3 Tbsp. white sugar

Heat oil in medium pan until hot. Add popcorn and sprinkle all of the sugar over it. Cover and shake continuously until popped.



Comments

  1. Kimber says

    where do you find hickory salt, i can’t seem to find it in my area. maybe i am not looking in the right place,? would appreciate any help,thanks!

  2. jill says

    Kimber you might try looking the bar b que section of your store this time of year and we have a place which sells nothing but spices at reasonable prices so some place like that carry it too.

    Jill

    • says

      you could also try hunting and fishing supply stores. They sell ways of cooking shore lunches and all sorts of spices to go with what the hunters and fishers catch.
      I get a lot of my spices in stores like these.

  3. Maggie says

    Does anyone have a recipe for making candied pecans? I was at a friend’s house and she had these wonderful pecans with a sugary glaze on them. She also had some with a spicy sugary taste, too, but I especially liked the candied ones. She kept saying she would give me her recipe but somehow we never got around to it. I’d really like to make these for the holidays since I have some pecans in the freezer for something “good!”

    • says

      Sure do Maggie. It is in a good cookbook I have heard of called Dining on a Dime : ) : ) We have a few in there but here are a couple

      Sugared Nuts

      You can use all pecans if you want. I like mine just sugared so I leave out the cinnamon but if you want spicy put in the cinnamon.

      3 cups walnut halves
      1 1/2 cup pecan halves
      2 cups of sugar
      1 cup of water
      1/2 tsp. cinnamon

      Mix ingredients in a heavy skillet. Cook until water disappears and nuts have a sugary appearance. Remove from heat and pour nuts onto a baking sheet. Separate quickly with 2 forks. Makes 5 cups

      Honey Roasted Nuts

      3 cups nuts
      2 Tbsp. margarine
      1/2 tsp. cinnamon
      1/2 cup honey
      1/2 tsp. orange peel, grated
      salt
      Microwave all ingredients in a bowl 4-7 minutes at high power, stirring halfway through cooking time. Spread nuts on foil to cool. Lightly salt.

      We also have Glazed Nuts, Roasted Chestnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.

  4. Bea says

    Last night I was hungry for popcorn, so I made some, and with the leftovers made popcorn balls using the recipe from the cookbook. YUMMY!

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