Pepped up popcorn

  • For the cheesy popcorn
  • 1 (100g) package natural microwave popcorn (not the buttered kind)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsps freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • For the sweet and spicy popcorn
  • 2 tbsps dark brown sugar
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 (100g) package natural microwave popcorn (not the buttered kind), popped
  • For the rocky road popcorn
  • 1 (100g) package natural microwave popcorn (not the buttered kind)
  • 175g mini or regular chocolate chips
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 140g salted peanuts, optional
For the cheesy popcorn:
1) Pop the popcorn according to package instructions.

2) While hot, carefully open package and dump into a large bowl. Drizzle oil over the popcorn, and toss the popcorn with your hands to coat. Add the cheese and toss again. Season, to taste, with salt. Cool. Transfer to a sealed container and tuck in a lunch box.

For the sweet and spicy popcorn:
1) Put the sugar, butter, and chilli powder in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on medium (50 percent power) until butter melts, about 1 minute.

2) Stir to dissolve sugar. Drizzle over freshly popped popcorn; and toss to coat evenly. Cool. Transfer to a sealed container and tuck in a lunch box.

For the rocky road popcorn:
1) While it's still hot, carefully open and dump popcorn into a large bowl. Add the chocolate chips and marshmallows.

2) Return popcorn to the microwave. Cook on high until the chocolate chips and marshmallows become gooey, about 1 minute. Add the peanuts, if desired, and toss with a spoon until all the popcorn is coated.

3) Cool until chocolate hardens, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a sealed container and tuck in a lunch box.

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