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6 Scary Movie Snacks

Did you know that Rachael and her hubby, John, love scary movies? The Exorcist is not only one of their favorite scary flicks, but one of their favorite all-time movies. The Shining and Hostel are two other terrifying films that make the cut in their house – we don’t know if we’re brave enough to hang out with them!

If you have the guts to take on a scary movie, we suggest coming prepared with all the necessities: a cozy blanket, the ideal pillow for eye covering, and of course, popcorn! Not only is popcorn delicious, but it’s also the perfect distraction from the what’s happening on screen when you’re a bit too embarrassed to reach for that pillow… 

We’ve chosen six of Rachael’s best popcorn combinations to make your night at home even more spooktacular, but before you get to popping, here are a few tips to keep the horror story on the T.V. and not in your kitchen! 

Tips:

  • Use a large pot: When the kernels pop, they triple in size. A big pot helps prevent popcorn overload and gives you the ability to really shake the popcorn so the kernels don’t burn.
  • Test to see if the oil is hot with 3 kernels: This helps the popcorn cook evenly and prevents unnecessary wait-around time by the burner. Just toss a few kernels in as the oil heats, then when they start popping, you know it’s ready to go.
  • Keep the pot moving: Sometimes popped kernels get stuck at the bottom and burn. Be sure to keep the pot in motion so all the kernels touch the hot oil – and not for too long.
  • Let it rest: Once popping is done, let the popcorn sit in the pot with the lid on for a minute or two. This helps to prevent any last minute kernels from escaping onto the ground.

Now, it’s time to make the perfect batch!

 Buffalo Popcorn

Smoky Paprika Popcorn

Pizza Popcorn

Ballpark Popcorn

Salt and Vinegar Popcorn

And for something even more spooky, try Bat Brains popcorn! Happy Halloween, friends!

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