Sweet and Salty Clove Spiced Popcorn

Just make this!

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Ingredients:

1/2-3/4 cup Popcorn kernels

1-2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

2-3 tsp. Sugar, finely ground (especially if using raw sugar)

2-3 tsp. Salt, finely ground

Pinch – 1/4 tsp. Ground clove

You can alter the ratios once you find what works for you. I never really measure so I am making an education guess on these measurements. One thing is for sure, don’t OD on the ground clove. You are seeking the essence of the spice in accent with the sugar and salt.

*If you have a popcorn popper this is a good time to dust it off and get some utilization out of that (useless) kitchen tool. Make the popcorn in the popper (instead of stovetop with coconut oil) and mix with the salt, sugar, clove blend.

1. Heat coconut oil in large pot (soup pot) on a medium heat.

2. Once oil is melted, add 3-4 kernels of popcorn to the pot. Once these few kernels pop, add your 1/2 cup of kernels. You do this to have the oil at the right temperature when you start cooking the kernels.

3. Shake pot to cover oil on all kernels and keep at medium heat until the kernels start to pop. To prevent half of your snack going all over your counter, add a lid and keep it ajar until you hear the popping more than 1 second apart.

4. Have a bowl with your spices and pour the popcorn in and shake bowl to cover all kernels with the amazing flavor.

5. Shake until evenly covered and enjoy!!

I love homemade popcorn. It is so easy to make–literally less than 5 minutes–and you can customize the flavor based on what you are craving. Salt and sugar are a perfect starting point if you can’t make up your mind!

Other popcorn combinations that I have tried…a liked:

1. Herbed popcorn with dried dill, thyme, oregano, basil, mint, salt and pepper.

2. Salt and pepper

3. Fresh parmesan cheese

4. Curry powder

5. Nori (I like this brand which you can get in any Asian grocery store)

6. Cinnamon sugar

Again, the options are endless so share with me your favorite popcorn flavor combinations!

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