It’s Saturday night, thirty degrees below freezing and dropping, you’re perfectly burritoed in a sea of blankets and the couch is cradling your body like a cloud. Let’s face it, you’re staying in, but you’re happy to do so because that means Netflix, food and boy-bashing with your girlfriends (not to mention, avoiding hypothermic shock the second you step out into Penn State’s negative three degree wind chill).
Now it comes down to the ultimate decision: what to eat? At Valley, we know you can never go wrong with popcorn! No matter if you’re stocked up on SkinnyPop or microwavable popup bowls, we have a new way for you to eat your favorite snack. Whether you’re in the mood for something salty or sweet, try one of these delicious, dorm-friendly recipes!
Italian Bread Stick Popcorn
Craving Olive Garden but don’t want to drop $15 on the OrderUp delivery fee? Look no further than this perfectly seasoned twist on a classic. Best part: it’s super easy!
Empty your freshly popped popcorn into a bowl, then sprinkle on some basil, parsley, and garlic salt and drizzle on olive oil. Finish it off by covering it with tin foil or plastic wrap and shake the bowl until all the popcorn is evenly coated in deliciousness. Full disclosure: you may feel like you’ve been transported to Italy, this is completely normal, you’re popcorn-cooking skills are just that good!
Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn
Rosemary, the Mediterranean herb known to be full of antioxidants, correlates strongly with high cognitive performance. Long story short, try binging on this tasty snack before your next exam. This healthy combination will have your popcorn bursting with flavor – you won’t be able to get enough!
Start by melting butter in a saucepan; add one clove of garlic, a handful of fresh, minced rosemary and keep over the heat until lightly browned. Pour over popcorn, mix thoroughly, and sprinkle with parmesan. Bon appetit!
Funfetti Cake Batter Popcorn
Take a moment of silence, because yes, this is a real thing. First, melt white chocolate until smooth; combine with one cup of white cake mix, and vegetable oil for texture. Once mixed, pour over popcorn making sure each kernel is drenched in the ooey, gooey goodness. Finally, toss on as many rainbow sprinkles as your heart desires and let sit in the fridge for five minutes to set. This is the perfect remedy for any sweet tooth, enjoy with your favorite chick flick for the ideal night in!