7 Exceptional Popcorn Toppings

Whether you like it slightly sweet or super spicy, we've got the perfect toppings for your popcorn

If you're planning on watching the Oscars this weekend, it also might be a good idea to plan out your popcorn. You can never go wrong with a little butter and salt, but why stop there? Make your popcorn as extravagant as all those Oscars dresses. If you're looking for spice, try giving your popcorn a kimchi kick, or a little citrus, chile, and chocolate. And, of course, there are always the classics, like a good caramel corn. Try our 7 perfect popcorn toppings to take your Oscar viewing party (or any party, for that matter) to the next level.

Citrusy Chile-Chocolate Popcorn

Citrusy Chile-Chocolate Popcorn
Orange zest lends depth to this sweet popcorn topping, inspired by the chile-chocolate flavors of Mexican hot chocolate. Get the recipe for Citrusy Chile-Chocolate Popcorn »Anna Stockwell

Creamy Coconut Caramel Corn

Creamy Coconut Caramel Corn
A smooth sauce made from sweetened condensed milk finds a textural counterpoint in nutty toasted coconut atop classic caramel corn. Get the recipe for Creamy Coconut Caramel Corn »Anna Stockwell

Savory Kimchi-Nori Popcorn

Savory Kimchi-Nori Popcorn
A mix of intensely umami Asian flavors makes this popcorn heartier than most. Great as a snack, try it also as a side dish or as part of an appetizer spread. Get the recipe forSavory Kimchi-Nori Popcorn »Anna Stockwell

Maple-Bacon Popcorn

Maple-Bacon Popcorn
Smoky bacon, sweet maple, and a kick of black pepper make for an entirely addictive bowl of popcorn. Get the recipe for Maple-Bacon Popcorn »Anna Stockwell

Mexican Corn-on-the-Cob Popcorn

Mexican Corn-on-the-Cob Popcorn
Inspired by the flavors of elote, Mexican corn on the cob, this popcorn topping mixes bright lime zest with spicy chile and salty cheese. Get the recipe for Mexican Corn-on-the-Cob Popcorn »Anna Stockwell

Classic Caramel Corn

Classic Caramel Corn
Crunchy, sweet homemade caramel corn can be made even better with the addition of nuts or chocolate chips. Get the recipe for Classic Caramel Corn »Todd Coleman

White Truffle-Pistachio Caramel Corn

White Truffle-Pistachio Caramel Corn
This decadent take on caramel corn is a no-holds-barred combination of earthy white truffles, salty pistachios, and rich caramel. Get the recipe for White Truffle-Pistachio Caramel Corn »Yossy Arefi