Assembling beautiful Christmas cookie plates for holiday gifting is nice, but if you can’t bake or don’t have the time, these homemade flavored popcorn combos are just as thoughtful. Plus, throwing in at least one savory can offer a little relief from all the holiday sweets.
Our combo includes caramel corn, a cheesy popcorn, and a version of kettle corn that isn’t excessively sweet. They all taste way better than the store-bought stuff—but we also have some other suggestions if you want to go a little less traditional.
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The Classic Flavors
Make this trio and bundle together for an elevated version of the classic Christmas treat.
This boasts just the right balance of salt and sugar for a compulsively crunchable snack. Get our Easy Kettle Corn recipe.
Drizzling the popcorn with butter makes the cheese stick, and baking it afterward crisps it back up. Get our Cheesy Popcorn recipe.
For something deliciously different, try adding some of these other flavors to the mix.
Black sesame seeds and sesame oil lend a nutty flavor that plays well with the slight bitterness and faint burn of the dry mustard. Get our Black Sesame and Mustard Popcorn recipe.
The spicy bite of black pepper gives tangy, salty parmesan cheese a nice kick. Get our Parmigiano–Black Pepper Popcorn recipe.
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