The biggest enabler to procrastination has got to be Netflix, with its luring ways. Somehow we promised ourselves we’d watch only one episode of Orange Is the New Black and then get back to work, but it’s 2 a.m., and there’s no light at the end of this vortex.
Once that Netflix black hole sucks you in, the only way out is to watch all the episodes of every single season available. Honestly, raise your hand if you’ve ever watched just one episode in a single sitting. No, no one raises their hand, because that’s just impossible. So while you get comfortable on your bed/couch/floor (hey, we’re not here to judge!), we’re sharing the top popcorn recipes and our suggestions for what TV show series you should pair said recipes with. And we promise, no spoilers!
1. Ras el hanout-spiced popcorn with chocolate recipe
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To eat while watching: The Mind of a Chef, because only a chef would think to put this amazing spice blend on popcorn.
As difficult as ras el hanout-spiced popcorn with chocolate is to pronounce, it’s even more difficult to get you to stop watching Netflix.
2. Taco popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: Breaking Bad, because not only does New Mexico have meth, but it’s got some great tacos too.
Spice up your popcorn, and make this taco popcorn tonight. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already.
3. Cilantro-lime popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: City of Men, which takes places in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The sweet-tangy combination in this cilantro-lime popcorn makes our taste buds sing with joy.
4. Truffle-bacon popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: Revenge, because only the Graysons could afford to put truffle on popcorn.
For all the bacon lovers out there, this truffle-bacon popcorn will be the best snack you’ll discover.
5. Rosemary-Parmesan popcorn recipe
Blog: Taste Love & Nourish
To eat while watching: Weeds, because rosemary is an herb… just like weed is.
This rosemary-Parmesan popcorn is almost a meal on its own: herby, cheesy and tasty.
6. Peanut butter and jelly popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: a Disney movie marathon, since Netflix has so many of them for streaming.
This peanut butter and jelly popcorn will bring back memories of childhood fun, so it’s a great snack while watching those Netflix cartoons. We won’t judge — we watch them too.
7. Twix-caramel popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: New Girl, because we’re thinking she’s gonna need lots of chocolate and popcorn this season.
If you are a candy bar lover, then this Twix-caramel popcorn is the recipe you need in your Netflix-watching life.
8. Vanilla-honey salted caramel popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: Parenthood, because you can’t please everyone, but this popcorn just might.
The use of honey to substitute the corn syrup in this vanilla-honey salted caramel popcorn is ingenious and oh so delicious.
9. Homemade Cracker Jack recipe
To eat while watching: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, because if you’re going to go down memory lane, you might as well stay home from school, right?
As a kid, who didn’t love the small boxes of Cracker Jack just to see what little toy was inside? Now you can make your own homemade Cracker Jack.
10. Patriotic popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: House of Cards, because honestly, who are more patriotic than the Underwoods?
We’re thinking this patriotic popcorn is best when paired with politics.
11. Snickerdoodle popcorn recipe
Blog: Picky Palate
To eat while watching: The Office, because that’s the kind of cookie people should be bringing to our offices.
This sweet, addictive snickerdoodle popcorn is spiced and covered in white chocolate. What’s not to love?
12. Key lime pie popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: Dexter, because Key lime pie was invented in Miami.
Basically this Key lime pie popcorn is best eaten while watching Dexter because Key lime pies and Cuban coffees are all that Dexter eats, right?
13. S’mores popcorn recipe
Blog: Cravings of a Lunatic
To eat while watching: Lost, because they’re stranded on an island and probably have the campfire going already.
Think of a campfire and your favorite snacks, and this s’mores popcorn recipe will become a favorite. Get popping!
14. Oreo-peanut butter popcorn recipe
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To eat while watching: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, because nothing brings back more memories than those tiny kids eating a huge Oreo cookie.
Oreo-peanut butter popcorn, a delightful combination that will have you reaching for more.
15. Popcorn snack mix recipe
Blog: Rachel Cooks
To eat while watching: How I Met Your Mother, because just like this snack mix, from which you won’t know what to expect in the next bite, no one expected HIMYM to end the way it did.
Can’t decide what to watch? Can’t decide what to put into your popcorn? This popcorn snack mix is a mix of snacks — a surprise in each bite.
16. Double chocolate moose munch
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To eat while watching: Gossip Girl, because it’s not only fashion and drama — these girls have to eat. Xoxo, us.
For the chocolate lovers out there, this double chocolate moose munch is just what the doctor ordered.