4 Simple DIY Flavoured Popcorn Toppings For Movie Night

4 Simple DIY Flavoured Popcorn Toppings For Movie Night

A family movie night is not complete without popcorn! Try these simple flavour recipes to add a…pop to your corn kernels!

Makes: 6

Ingredients
1 cup (200g) popcorn kernels
6 brown paper lunch bags or bowls

Choc-Coconut Popcorn
¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup
1½ tablespoons sifted raw cacao or cocoa powder
¼ cup (20g) shredded coconut

Maple Butter Popcorn
60g butter
¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup

Cinnamon Popcorn
60g butter
¼ cup (55g) caster sugar
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Lime + Chilli Popcorn
1½ tablespoons finely grated lime rind
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1½ teaspoons finely ground sea salt

Method

How to Make Popcorn

Place 2 tablespoons of the kernels into one of the paper bags. Fold the top of the bag over three times, then fold in the corners to secure (this will help to keep the popcorn safely in the bag while it cooks). Repeat with the remaining popcorn and paper bags.

Place the popcorn bags, 1 at a time, in the microwave on high for 2 minutes each or until you hear (with sharp ears) that the popping has slowed to around 1 pop every 3 seconds.

Use a tea towel to carefully take each bag from the microwave – they’ll be hot. Allow to cool a little, open them up, then snuggle in and enjoy!

4 Simple DIY Flavoured Popcorn Toppings For Movie Night

Choc-Coconut Popcorn

Place maple syrup, sifted raw cacao or cocoa powder and the shredded coconut in a small bowl and mix to combine. Divide between the warm popcorn bags. Fold the tops of the bags over and give them a big shake to coat.

Maple Butter Popcorn

Melt butter and place in a small bowl. Add maple syrup and mix to combine. Pour into the bags of warm popcorn and shake well to flavour.

4 Simple DIY Flavoured Popcorn Toppings For Movie Night

Cinnamon Popcorn

Melt butter and place it in a small bowl. Add caster sugar and ground cinnamon. Mix to combine and divide between the warm bags of popcorn shake, shake, shake!

Lime + Chilli Popcorn

Place finely grated lime rind, chilli powder and finely ground sea salt in a small bowl. Mix to combine and divide between the warm bags of popcorn and shake well to combine.


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