Popcorn is a hard snack to beat. Not only is it easy to share and fun to eat, but there are dozens – if not hundreds – of different ways that you can flavor it to suit your tastes. Party Popcorn: 75 Creative Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Snack is loaded with delicious ideas for popcorn that will inspire you to get creative with this ever-popular snack food.
The book opens with a brief introduction to popping methods. The methods recommended include air popping, stovetop popping and microwave popping. The air pop method – which I also recommend in many of my popcorn-based recipes – requires that you pick up an air popper, however this little gadget willget plenty of use in your kitchen once you’ve tried a few of these addictive recipes. The recipes are divided into several categories: Savory Popcorn, Pop n’ Toss Popcorn, Sweet Popcorn, Popcorn for Kids, and Holiday and Seasonal. The flavors range from simple twists on familiar popcorn flavors to more exotic concoctions, such as Coconut Curry Popcorn and Bear Claw Popcorn.
The recipes are easy to follow and most do not have a long ingredient list, which makes it very easy to throw a batch together quickly when you are in the mood for a snack. The recipes are illustrated with beautiful photos showcasing the various recipes, and you’ll find suggestions for popcorn-making tips sprinkled throughout the book. If you really want to streamline the popcorn-making process, you can actually buy pre-bagged air popped popcorn that is unflavored. This style of popcorn is very handy to have on hand if you don’t know when a craving might strike.