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February 17, 2013

Red-Carpet Popcorn: Make the snack favorite Oscar worthy

Making the movie-snack favorite Oscar worthy

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DRY POPCORN TOPPINGS

* Truffle salt

* 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

* Barbecue rub (use purchased or this recipe)

SWEET AND SPICY BARBECUE RUB

Start to finish: 5 minutes

Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients

1/4 cup paprika

2 tablespoons superfine sugar

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons dried chipotle chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon cayenne

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

Directions

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

WET POPCORN TOPPINGS

Be certain to spread the popcorn flat on a baking sheet before adding wet toppings, then let it set before serving.

* Melted chocolate

* Melted chocolate and peanut butter

* Melted caramels and a pinch of salt

DRY POPCORN TOPPINGS

* Maple sugar and crispy bits of smoked bacon

* Mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and chopped salted peanuts

* Mini M&Ms, chopped roasted almonds and dried coconut

* Ragin’ Cajun Spice mixture

* Lemon-pepper salt

* Italian spice blend and finely grated Parmesan cheese

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