Best Ideas for Upgrading Your Popcorn

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Popcorn is the quintessential snack for movie nights and get-togethers. But why settle for plain butter and salt when there are so many creative ways to elevate this humble snack? Here are some of the best ideas for upgrading your popcorn.

Cheese and Herbs Delight

Start with a base of freshly popped corn and while it’s still hot, sprinkle a generous amount of grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese over it. Add a mix of dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Toss everything together while the popcorn is still warm to help the cheese melt slightly and stick to the kernels.

Sweet and Salty Caramel Crunch

If you love the classic sweet and salty combination, caramel popcorn is a sure winner. You can easily make a homemade caramel sauce by melting butter and brown sugar together, adding a touch of cream for richness. Drizzle the warm caramel over the popcorn, then sprinkle some sea salt over the top. 

Spicy Sriracha Lime

If you enjoy a bit of heat, spicy Sriracha lime popcorn will not disappoint. Mix a few tablespoons of Sriracha sauce with melted butter, a squeeze of lime juice, and a hint of lime zest. Drizzle this spicy, tangy mixture over hot popcorn and toss thoroughly.