DIY Gift: Popcorn Seasonings

POPCORN KIT 2 TEXT

There are only a handful of situations in which plain or lightly salted popcorn is better than flavored.  Game nights are one, the nights that you want to grab a handful or two of popcorn while someone else takes their turn without getting cheesy fingerprints on all the game pieces.   These popcorn seasonings are for all those other nights. With some of these, your fingertips may get a little stained with cheesy, spicy goodness.  But that’s okay.  Embrace the messiness, and know that the flavor more than makes up for it.

For each gift box, you will need:

1 gift box (I used a 6″ x 6″ x 2″ box)
Tissue paper
3 spice jars
Paper, washi tape, tags, twine and/or ribbons for labeling the jars
3 popcorn seasonings (recipes follow)
Popcorn kernels

Putting the box together is simple. Layer tissue paper along the bottom of the box.  Fill and label each jar, then nestle them into the gift box.  Add a bag of popcorn seasonings, and tie the gift box shut.

POPCORN KIT 4

Alternatively, if you know that your giftee already has popcorn in their kitchen, give them a fourth jar of seasoning in their gift box.

Smoky Curried Popcorn Seasoning

 

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Seasoning: Mix together 5 parts granulated sugar and 1 part ground cinnamon.

Cheesy Garlic Popcorn Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes about 1/4 cup

Cheesy Garlic Popcorn Seasoning

This recipe makes enough to fill one 4-ounce spice jar, but can easily be scaled up to make as many gifts as you need. To make four gifts, for instance, multiply all ingredient amounts by four.

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons cheddar cheese powder
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over lightly oiled or buttered popcorn.
http://www.savvyeat.com/diy-gift-popcorn-seasonings/

Italian Herb Popcorn Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes about 1/3 cup

Italian Herb Popcorn Seasoning

This recipe makes enough to fill one 4-ounce spice jar, and is easily scaled up to make multiple gifts.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Romano cheese powder
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over lightly oiled or buttered popcorn.
http://www.savvyeat.com/diy-gift-popcorn-seasonings/

Sources for the cheese powders:

King Arthur Flour (cheddar only)

The Spice House

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Erin P. says

    Great idea!!! Regarding the cinnamon sugar though, I think you meant to write 5 parts sugar, 1 part cinnamon…. oops! Easy mistake to make, I almost repeated it here!

  2. says

    What a fantastic idea! :) It’s so hard to think of healthier treats to give people for the holidays. I think everyone has cookie-fatigue haha

  3. says

    This is a great idea! I’ve been looking for something to give to my mom for Christmas. She loves popcorn and will definitely be finding this under the tree this year!

    • Julie says

      You know, it might. I haven’t tried it, though, so I’m not sure — there may be some extra ingredients in the mac&cheese pack that changes the flavor? Worth a shot, though!

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