Popcorn, much like fall, is a crunchy treat.
And it’s even more of a treat when you pop it up with the flavors of the season — Halloween and football-friendly flavors like pumpkin spice, peanut butter and honey, white chocolate and candy corn, Buffalo Ranch, bacon Parmesan.
We scoured the internet for the most tempting popcorn recipes for fall and found several winners. These recipes are all easy to make — some take only a few minutes to mix up — and they’re perfect for Halloween parties, tailgates or even simple snacking.
Popcorn also is inexpensive, plus it’s high in fiber and low in calories if you pop it yourself. We started all of these recipes by popping the corn from kernels, something that’s easy to do. Just heat up a quarter cup of oil at the bottom of a big pot, then add enough kernels to cover the bottom. Move the pot around on the burner until the popping slows. All of the five recipes included here were made using just one 32-ounce bag of kernels, and we had about eight cups left over.
You also can use microwave popcorn or bagged popcorn, but the calories and cost both go up if you do.