Whether you’ll be watching the Oscars with friends, snuggled up with family, or all by yourself, these 6 creative popcorn recipes are the perfect Oscars viewing snack. Or anything viewing snack, really. Move over fake butter topping, more fabulous dresses…uh, I mean, dressings, are in town. Surely these should help you answer the great question of the night, what are you eating?
With these on your coffee table, we don’t expect any popcorn malfunctions whatsoever.
Like a flawlessly fitted Calvin Klein on Jennifer Aniston, sometimes you’ve got to start with the basics. This easy homemade microwave popcorn recipe that we found on Simple Bites is the perfect place to start before you get your creative on. The simple technique turns out tasty, chemical free popcorn delicious enough to eat on its own. Or you can bedazzle your kernels using one of the recipes below. After all, it is Oscars night.
Now you can move into the fun stuff.
1. Truffle Bacon Popcorn
What do you get when you top popcorn with truffle salt, bacon, butter, and Parmesan? The most glam popcorn ever, is what. This Truffle Bacon Popcorn from Foodie Crush couldn’t be a more perfect Oscars party snack, even if it’s a party of one. And, as if that wasn’t enough, while on Foodie Crush you’ll find 6 other savory, red-carpet ready popcorn recipes.
2. Sweet and Spicy Wasabi Popcorn
Thanks to Foodie Crush, we also discovered this outrageously adult Sweet and Spicy Wasabi Popcorn from Kitchen Confidante. It just takes some cayenne and wasabi powder, which you should be able to find in a gourmet store or maybe even the Asian cooking section of better supermarkets. A bit of brown sugar balances out the spice, making it a delicious twist on kettle corn.
3. Cheddar and Caramel Popcorn
The Cheddar and Caramel Popcorn Mix from Spoon Fork Bacon is an unexpectedly perfect combination of sweet and salty that’s simple to make at home using store bought cheddar popcorn and this easy caramel corn recipe. Think of this snack as that unexpected fashion choice that, surprisingly, totally works.
4. Cookie Butter Popcorn
If you want something straight up sweet, this Cookie Butter Popcorn from I Heart Naptime will hit the spot. Because how much do we love cookie butter in any form? Jamielyn dresses up her snack with pink candy melts and Easter M&Ms (how very Grand Budapest Hotel), but you can get straight to the point by coating the popcorn in the white chocolate-cookie butter mixture alone. Less glitzy, just a delicious.
5. Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn
Three classic childhood snacks collide in the best way, in this recipe for Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn created by Something Swanky. If you can think of a better thing to snack on while watching the red carpet than popcorn, potato chips and chocolate all together, you win Best Fed for the night.
6. Spicy Curry Popcorn
The big flavor of this Spicy Curry Popcorn (also pictured top) from Kitchen Treaty will make your mouth go more wild than the frenetic soundtrack of Birdman. In a good way. You can even turn down the heat to share it with little ones, which is as simple as skipping the cayenne.
7. Toasted Coconut Kettle Corn
The kids around our place have a big thing for kettle corn, so it’s wonderful to find variations on the theme that look fun and simple to make. Aida Mollenkamp made her creative Toasted Coconut Kettle Corn recipe for the 2014 Golden Globes. But we’re bringing it back for this weeks showing because, if some Red Carpet entrances of years past are any indication, one can never have too much good tastes on Oscars night.