Try these recipes for easy homemade popcorn seasonings that will give a delicious variety to your party! You’ll also find some great popcorn variations!
We have been eating a lot of popcorn around here so I thought I would share some ideas for homemade popcorn seasonings from volume 1 of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.
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.
Easy Popcorn Seasonings
Pour 1/4 cup melted butter over popcorn and sprinkle with any of the following:
- onion powder
- Parmesan cheese
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- cheddar cheese, finely grated
Barbecued Popcorn Recipe
2 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. hickory smoke salt
- Mix ingredients well.
- Pour over popcorn.
Spiced Popcorn Recipe
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 all ingredients together.
- Pour over popcorn.
Homemade Kettle Corn Recipe
Here’s an easy sweet Kettle Corn recipe that is one of our kids’ favorite snacks! Don’t pay too much for Kettle Corn at the store – It’s easy to make at home for pennies!
1/2 cup popcorn
3 Tbsp. white sugar
- Heat oil in a medium pan until hot.
- Add popcorn.
- Sprinkle all of the sugar over it.
- Cover and shake continuously until popped.
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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!
Hi Kimber, hickory salt is super easy to make. All you need is about 1 cup of salt (I would avoid table salt and go for Kosher or Sea Salt) for about 2 tablespoons of liquid hickory smoke. Blend together (It should take the texture of brown sugar)and and bake on a cookie sheet in a thin layer at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes (mix around at mid-time). Alternatively you could spread on the sheet and let it air dry for about 48 hrs. Once completed seal in an airtight jar (glass mason is best). Store away for sunlight and voila! They will keep for almost forever :) Way cheaper, and always available!
This is a great recipe for hickory smoke. Thanks. I would personally use table salt though because it is much better for you with the iodine in it and all. Many don’t realize yet that salts like Sea Salt are not as good for you and that is maybe part of the reason there has been such a rise in thyroid problems and other things. There is a reason the started putting iodine in salt and it was for health reasons and many don’t know that there was also an big increase in IQ in people after they started putting it in there. These are the little things that the people selling the very expensive salts like sea salt don’t want people to know. Also they say there are more minerals in sea salt but there is such a small trace more that you really can’t even calculate them or count them because there is such a small amount more. But because there is a trace they can use it for marketing and selling.
You might try bigger grocery stores or specialty kitchen stores. Tawra
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.
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.
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!”
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
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
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.
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!
I found a recipe to make my own Hickory Smoke Salt. Very easy and I can’t wait to make the popcorn salt.
I’m going to try some of these. What I’ve been using is: spray with olive oil, then add garlic powder, dill weed, & a little salt. Then I add raisins & nuts or raw sunflower seeds. Sometimes I also use onion powder & lemon pepper.
I love Powdered Buttermilk on fresh, air popped, pop corn.
Taste like White Cheddar.
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