You Be The Judge Popcorn Mix

Customize these popcorn mixes with a variety of flavors that bring personality to the table. Which one is your favorite – Sugary Sweet, Angry Jerk, Worldly Spice or Flaky Nut? You be the judge!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 16

1/2
cup unpopped popcorn (not microwave popcorn)
3
tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven, add popcorn and oil. Tilt Dutch oven to spread popcorn evenly. Cover and cook over medium-high heat until 1 kernel pops; remove from heat. Let stand 1 minute, then return to heat.
  • 2 Cook, shaking pan occasionally, until popcorn stops popping. Immediately pour into serving bowl. Pick a flavor to add personality to your popcorn.<p> <b>Sugary Sweet Flavor:</b> Stir together 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over warm popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with spice mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Stir in 1 cup milk chocolate chips.<p> <b>Angry Jerk Flavor:</b> Stir together 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves and 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over warm popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with spice mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Stir in 1 cup coarsely chopped beef jerky.<p> <b>Flaky Nut Flavor:</b> Stir together 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over warm popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Stir in 2 cups salted cashew halves and 1/2 cup toasted coconut.<p> <b>Worldly Spice Flavor:</b> Stir together 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon five-spice powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a dash cayenne pepper. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over warm popcorn; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sugar mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Stir in 2 cups sesame sticks.

Expert Tips

To toast coconut, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 6 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup Unflavored Popped Popcorn
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.