Try these alternative popcorn toppings

Popcorn is a delicious, healthy snack that many people enjoy. Instead of slathering it with butter, adding some salt and digging in, why not try these alternative popcorn toppings:

Sweet and salty belong together. Turn your popped corn into a dessert by drizzling some melted chocolate over it. Don’t eat right away after pouring hot, melty chocolate onto the kernels – you’ll probably burn yourself and your hands will be a sticky mess. Instead, set the mix outside to cool or in the freezer for a few minutes so the chocolate can harden.

Nutritional yeast
These little flakes will make your snack taste nutty and cheesy. They’re a great way to add some protein to this already fibrous treat. Sprinkle some on when your popcorn is still warm and they will melt like your favorite cheddar or mozzarella, but without the lactose and calories.

By now, you are probably a salt and pepper expert. You know just how many shakes of the container will make your bowl of corn spicy enough. But, as a student attending culinary class online you have learned about many other, more interesting flavors that can be added to meals to make them more unique. Head for the spice rack and see what you can find. Cinnamon, cumin and even chili powder make great popcorn toppings.

When you make breakfast, consider stashing a few pieces of bacon in a container in the fridge. When you’re ready for some popcorn later, toss the bacon in the microwave for a few seconds while the corn is popping. Once it’s finished going from golden brown seeds to exploded white kernels, chop the bacon up and mix the two together. Add a sprinkling of maple syrup for a maple-bacon flavor and you’ve got a seriously indulgent treat.

Don’t knock it till you try it, friends. A little sprinkling of salt and a dash of Sriracha can give your late-night noms an awesome kick. The only downside to this addition is that it can make your hands messy. Have some napkins on hand so you can quickly wipe off before using the TV remote.

Basil and garlic are amazing on anything, so why not try adding the duo to popcorn? Grate some fresh Parmesan cheese on top of a freshly popped batch of corn and then add a spoonful or two of pesto. Mix the ingredients together for an even spread and you’ve basically got pesto pasta, without waiting for the water to boil. This is a great afternoon (or anytime) snack.

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