Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night

Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night

One of my main hobbies after baking is watching movies, I actually did Film & Media at university and I love going to the cinema as well as watching movies at home. Of course, a trip to the cinema or a movie night at home would not be complete without some delicious popcorn to snack on! I love munching away at a warm crispy bag of popcorn when I’m in the cinema, but sometimes the sweet or salty options can get a bit boring. Thankfully, when I’m at home I can get creative and make the popcorn any flavour I want. I’m sharing three of my favourite popcorn recipes for movie night with you in this post, and there is something to suit everyone’s tastes!

To make the popcorn recipes for movie night, I used the Russell Hobbs Popcorn Maker which I was sent by JD Williams. I’ve always thought of them as a clothing and sportswear shop, but they also sell a great variety of small kitchen appliances too! Usually I make popcorn in a pan with a bit of oil, and the wait while it heats up can be quite boring. I’m stood there watching it like a hawk and waiting for it to start popping for what seems like an eternity when all I want to do is get my popcorn and put my movie on!

Well, the Russell Hobbs Popcorn Maker impressed me so much with how quickly and easily I had a warm freshly popped snack ready to eat. All I did was scoop up some popcorn kernels with the provided measuring spoon, pour them into the popcorn maker, place the lid on and flick the switch. In under one minute I had a bowl full of popcorn! I couldn’t believe how fast it was! You could literally do this in an advert break. If you want to flavour the popcorn, you’ll need a bit more time, but it’s still a really quick process and you’re saving time in the long run. It’s also better for you as you don’t need any oil, the corn is air popped, so if you’re watching calories you have control over this as you only need to count the flavours and topping you add afterwards.

Cheesy Nacho Popcorn

Cheesy Nacho Popcorn

 

To make the Cheesy Nacho Popcorn I used my food processor to whizz up the nacho crisps until they were crumbs. I poured the butter onto the fresh popcorn and stirred it in, then added the crumbs and stirred so they stuck to the popcorn. I tipped the popcorn out on a lined baking tray and sprinkled cheese all over the top. It went into the over for 10-15 minutes until the cheese was melted. I served it with classic nacho dips – guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

My boyfriend absolutely loves this savoury option and wolfs it down every time. It’s a fantastic salty and cheesy choice for savoury lovers, plus it’s fun and tasty to get to dip your popcorn!

Cheesy Nacho Popcorn

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Cheesy Nacho Popcorn

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 50 g Popcorn kernels
  • 80 g Cheese flavour nacho crisps
  • 50 g Butter melted
  • 25 g Cheddar cheese grated
  • Dips (sour cream, guacamole, salsa) To serve

Instructions

  1. Use your popcorn maker to pop the popcorn kernels

  2. Use a food processor to turn the nacho crisps into crumbs, or bash them up in a bowl with  a rolling pin

  3. Stir the melted butter into the fresh popcorn until fully coated

  4. Add the nacho crumbs and stir in, the butter will make the crumbs stick to the popcorn

  5. Arrange the popcorn on a lined baking tray and top with the cheese

  6. Bake on 180C Fan/200C/400F/Gas Mark 5 until the cheese has melted (check after 10 minutes)

  7. Serve immediately with dips

Eton Mess Popcorn

Eton Mess Popcorn

To make the Eton Mess Popcorn I placed the fresh popcorn into a large bowl, I added all of the ingredients and mixed it together. Super easy!

Eton Mess Popcorn

This is a great option for summer time and I love coming across the chunks of meringue or white chocolate amongst handfuls of this sweet popcorn.

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Eton Mess Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 50 g Popcorn kernels
  • 6 Meringue Nests Broken up
  • 200 g White chocolate chips or chunks
  • 180 g Dried Strawberries optional
  • 20 g Freeze dried strawberries
  • 2 tbsp Icing sugar or more if desired

Instructions

  1. Use your popcorn maker to pop the popcorn kernels

  2. Sieve the icing sugar over the popcorn and stir in

  3. Add the meringue, white chocolate and both dried strawberries, mix them in until you have an even distribution

  4. Serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in an air tight container

Nutelle Popcorn

Nutella Popcorn

To make the Nutella Popcorn I put the ingredients in a pan on low heat until they melted together and the sugar dissolved. Then I brought it to the boil for 5 minutes. I stirred it into the fresh popcorn until it was fully coated.

I spread the popcorn out onto a lined baking tray and put it in the oven for 20 minutes until it was dry and crispy.

Nutelle Popcorn

To serve, I topped the popcorn with a drizzle of warm Nutella – divine!

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Nutella Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 50 g Popcorn kernels
  • 95 g Light brown sugar
  • 100 g Butter
  • 140 g Nutella
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Nutella warmed, for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Use your popcorn maker to pop the popcorn kernels

  2. Put the Nutella, butter and sugar in a pan on low heat until they melted together and the sugar dissolved. Then bring to the boil for 5 minutes, keep stirring as it boils

  3. Take off the heat, add the vanilla, then stir the mixture into the fresh popcorn until it is fully coated

  4. Bake on 180C Fan/200C/400F/Gas Mark 5 for 20 minutes until the popcorn has dried out and gone crispy 

  5. Drizzle over the warm Nutella right before serving. Store leftovers in an air tight container

    

I’m linking this post up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Hijacked By Twins, Got to be Gluten Free hosted by Glutarama and Fiesta Fridays hosted by The Not So Creative Cook.

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