3 Kinds of Popcorn

Need some nibbles? Here are three fun flavors of popcorn to share with friends and family (or eat the whole bowl yourself!)

Three fun popcorn flavors - sriracha lime, matcha white chocolate, and dijon and garlic |  from Shiny Happy Bright

I wanted to test out a zesty popcorn flavor and challenge myself to see if I could make this work - so the first flavor is Sriracha with lime zest. I really recommend making this and then eating it quickly - because it has a tendency to go soggy the longer it sits around. 

The second flavor is white chocolate with matcha popcorn. If you've never tried matcha before, it basically tastes like distilled green tea. It's a great, if perhaps acquired, flavor. The white chocolate means the powder sticks to the popcorn. If you're looking for a less-healthy version of this popcorn, you can skip the matcha and throw on some seasonal sprinkles. I decided to go for the balanced version - sugary white chocolate and healthy matcha powder. 

The third flavor is delightfully savory. Words to the wise on this recipe: a) it's a bit sticky, so prepare necessary napkins and b) eat this one quickly as well - it has high potential for sogginess if left out for an hour or more. 

I hope you enjoy eating these as much as I did! 


Sriracha & Lime Popcorn

Makes 5 cups of popcorn 

1/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
zest of one lime

Pop the kernels in an air popper if possible. If not, here's a great tutorial on making it on the stovetop or in the microwave. Melt the butter and mix it well with the Sriracha sauce. Drizzle half the sauce over the popcorn and mix it up with your hands. Add the rest of the popcorn and sauce and mix together. Sprinkle the lime zest on top. Serve immediately! 


White Chocolate & Matcha Popcorn

Makes 5 cups of popcorn

1/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
4 oz (113 g) white baking chocolate
1 tsp matcha powder

Pop the kernels in an air popper if possible. If not, here's a great tutorial on making it on the stovetop or in the microwave. Lay the popcorn flat across a piece of wax paper. Remove all the unpopped kernels. 

Melt the white chocolate on the stovetop or in the microwave till it can be drizzled. Mix the matcha powder in with the chocolate and immediately drizzle over the popcorn, being careful not to make large clumps. 

Let the popcorn mixture harden for at least an hour before serving. 


Dijon Mustard & Garlic Salt Popcorn

Makes 5 cups of popcorn 

1/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic salt

Pop the kernels in an air popper if possible. If not, here's a great tutorial on making it on the stovetop or in the microwave. Melt the butter and mix it well with the dijon mustard. Drizzle half the sauce over the popcorn and mix it up with your hands. Add the rest of the popcorn and sauce and mix together. Sprinkle the garlic salt on top. Serve immediately!