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Perk up Your Popcorn

Foolproof Stovetop Popcorn

Hooray! You’ve mastered making the ultimate snack — popcorn. (If not, give this fast and easy Foolproof Stovetop Popcorn recipe a whirl.) Your buttered popcorn has no burnt kernels and disappears in minutes. You’ve also topped it with nutritional yeast or Parmigiano Reggiano. And now, you’re looking to really impress with creative combinations. Cracked black pepper, molasses, Spanish smoked paprika, dried herbs, cranberries, pecans — add-ins are only limited by your imagination!

Here are a few crowd-pleasing combinations for your next game-watching party, move night at home or kids’ soccer tournament (the other parents will thank you for sharing with them).

Experiment with amounts by starting small and adding more until the desired flavor is achieved. Enjoy!

Italian Zinger. Grated Parmigiano Reggiano + lemon zest + chopped fresh thyme.

Bee Sting. Honey + crushed red chile flakes + toasted almond slices.

Tropical Confetti. Melted coconut oil + freeze-dried fruit (strawberries, mangoes or blueberries) + coconut flakes.

Sticky Fingers. Maple syrup + peanut butter powder + cocoa powder.

Seeds and Weeds. Sesame oil + black and white sesame seeds + crushed seaweed snacks.

Hungry for more inspiration? Here are a few more favorites.

Blue Cheese Herb Popcorn

Popcorn Party Mix

Sweet and Smoky Popcorn and Nut Mix

Honey-Garlic Popcorn

Almond-Smoked Paprika Popcorn Packets

Sweet? Savory? Spicy? How do you like to perk up your popcorn? Share your favorite add-ins and combinations in the comments below.