Happy National Popcorn Day friends! To me this day is right under Christmas! Popcorn is one of my all time favourite snacks, so the fact that there is a whole day dedicated to celebrating it is UH-MA-ZING! And truly just an excuse to sit in pjs all day binge watching Netflix and eating all the popcorn I can get my hands on!
Ever since I can remember my family has always made our popcorn the old fashion way. Using one of the on the stove popcorn makers, melting the butter, and of course finishing it all of with salt! I seriously could not think of a better way to enjoy this classic snack. Sure its a bit more work, but it’s well worth the labour! As if that wasn’t good enough already Kristin and I came up with two simple recipes to make this delectable treat even more delicious! Both are super easy and quick. So enough with my chatter, let’s get to the recipes!
WARNING: May cause compulsive snacking and/or addiction. Please snack responsibly. 🙂
Parmesan with Truffle Oil
- popped popcorn (however you decide to make it is fine, you can even buy it pre popped! Thank you Orville Reddenbacker!)
- truffle oil
- parmesan cheese and grater
This is for all of our “savoury” friends! If you like salty snacks then this one is just for you! Simply pop (or pour out) your popcorn, drizzle with the truffle oil, and grate your parmesan cheese over top. I usually do this step in about 2 – 3 layers just to make sure you get the delicious flavours all the way through. Don’t be shy with either ingredient. 😉
Chocolate with Sprinkles
- popped popcorn
- baking sheet
- parchment or wax paper
- melting chocolate (we used vanilla)
This is for all the “sweet tooths” out there! Although Kristin and I both say we are more the savoury type, we both absolutely loved this recipe! Simply place your parchment or wax paper over the baking sheet. Lay out the popcorn over top. Once that is done, melt the chocolate. We did it over the stove using the double boil technique. Once the chocolate is melted drizzle it over top of the popcorn. Immediately after that add the sprinkles so that they stick to the chocolate. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes or until the chocolate hardens. Now enjoy, and try not to eat the whole batch to yourself!
Now that all the heavy lifting is done, we can sit back, relax, and enjoy! Enjoy may be an understatement, devour may be more appropriate. 😉 We hope you love these recipes as much as we did! We definitely won’t be waiting for the next National Popcorn Day to make them again! Share any of your own recipes with us in the comments below!
Sincerely your friends,
Katie & Kristin