Find out of the ordinary popcorn recipes

by Debi and Grant

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For many popcorn connoisseurs, popcorn has escaped its traditional buttery landscape. Today, popcorn can easily compete with the most sophisticated snack flavor. Just a quick search on the internet will reveal creative flavors, from cheesy to spicy. We’ve highlighted a few sites with intriguing popcorn recipes that caught our attention.

Popcorn Cereal recipe featured on TammysRecipes.com

A delicious sounding sweet breakfast treat that’s popped in an air popper. Milk and popcorn along with a sweetener like honey is something any child (or adult) would love to wake up to in the morning. And given the whole grain aspect of popcorn, this could be a great healthy (and inexpensive) alternative to regular sweet cereal.

Chile Lime Tequila Popcorn Recipe featured at 101CookBooks.com

Okay, this recipe is for later in the day and sounds absolutely wonderful. Fresh popcorn popped in an oil popcorn popper tossed with melted butter, lime juice jalapeno and tequila. How original. You’ll have to visit this site for the whole recipe, which comes from a book of popcorn recipes called Popcorn, written by Patrick Evans-Hylton.

Popcorn Con Pesto from Popcorn.org

Popcorn.org features a range of popcorn recipes that can expand your thinking on the potential of popcorn. We love pesto sauce with our pasta and pizza. But Popcorn? Well, it works. And the recipe is quite simple.

5 quarts of popped popcorn
½ cup of melted butter
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup pine nuts (optional)

Place popped popcorn (we recommend popped from a hot air popper) in a large bowl and keep warm. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, add the basil, parsley, garlic, Parmesan cheese and nuts. Stir to blend. Then just pour over the popped corn, stirring or shaking well.

What are your favorite out of the ordinary popcorn recipes?

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