Popcorn is one of our favorite snacks. In fact we have a movie theater popcorn machine in our basement. It doesn’t get used all that often, but we still have it. So it is kind of surprising that I only have one other popcorn recipe on this blog. I am partial to just plain butter popcorn, but my husband likes to switch it up. I think his favorite is cheese flavored, but he also likes just about anything with some heat.
I actually made this popcorn awhile ago. We needed snacks for a road trip, and I thought popcorn would be fun and different. I made this in probably 5 minutes, at most. The spice mixture makes way more than you need. Store in a plastic container, and you can have this popcorn any night of the week. Just shake on a bag of microwave popcorn and you are done.
I think flavored popcorn would be fun to have out for a party. It isn’t expected, which is always great. Especially if you had fun containers to serve it in 🙂 I got these at the Target dollar spot, so they aren’t pricey. You can adjust the heat level, by adding more or less of the seasoning to your popcorn. Or just set out a shaker with the seasoning, and let your guests make their own bag.
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 4 cups popcorn , popped
- 2 Tbls butter , melted
- In a small bowl combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and chili powder. Mix well. Set Aside.
- Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Toss with the melted butter.
- Slowly sprinkle 1 tsp of seasoning mixture over the popcorn, tossing to coat.
- Taste, and add more if desired.
You can use a bag of microwave popcorn. Reduce the salt to 1/2 tsp, and reduce the butter to 1 Tbls. Adapted from Rachael Ray