Popcorn Snack Attack! 8 Awesome Toppings for Popcorn

Popcorn Snack Attack! 8 Awesome Toppings for Popcorn

Emma Christensen
Apr 5, 2010

When it comes to snacking, we are devout popcorn fans. It's quick to make, travels well, and never fails to hit the spot. We have a fondness for popcorn that's simply tossed with a little melted butter and kosher salt. But when the desire for something fancier hits, we immediately turn to the spice cupboard.

We always toss the popcorn with melted butter or a drizzle of olive oil before adding any of the toppings. It helps the spices and herbs to stick to the individual kernels. In all cases, we use around a tablespoon of spice mix for a 6 cup batch of popped corn.

Herbes de Provence - Light and savory, perfect for an afternoon snack
Chili Powder - We love the spicy smoky flavor with the popcorn
Lemon Zest and Cracked Pepper - The zest gets so fragrant!
Chinese 5-Spice Powder - Warm spices make this a sweet treat
Furikake - This Japanese seasoning is full of umami goodness
Nutritional Yeast - Sounds strange, but this adds a cheesy flavor!
Powdered Sugar - A quick version of kettle-corn
Browned Butter and Salt - Nutty and caramel-sweet, like a cross between kettle and caramel corn

What other toppings do you like on your popcorn?

Related: How to Make Popcorn

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