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6 Varieties of Popcorn to Enjoy with Scary Movies

Scary movies can be some of the best parts of Halloween each year. Get together with your family or friends and pop in a scary flick to enjoy this spooky holiday together. Whether you prefer a edge-of-your-seat thriller or an over-the-top horror movie, the key to any movie​-watching experience is the popcorn. 

Just like at the movie theater, when you're watching a movie at home it's critical that you have delicious popcorn to snack on. Consider the Oster® Old Fashioned Theater-Style Popcorn Maker for a appliance that doesn't just make theater-quality popcorn, but looks the part too with a classic design. 

"The Oster® Old Fashioned Theater-Style Popcorn Maker looks the part with a classic design."

While standard butter and salt is always a good choice for watching a scary movie, you may want to try making these delicious variations this Halloween. 

1. Salted Caramel Popcorn 
Salted caramel has become a hugely popular flavor combination because it mixes a unique sweet flavor with the undeniable allure of salt. Incorporate this trendy flavor into your movie plans by pouring it in your popcorn. All you need to do is melt caramel as you would if you were making caramel apples. Next pour this mixture over a bowl of your freshly popped corn and stir throughout. Before it cools, salt the mixture. You'll be left with salty caramel corn in no time. The key is to stir frequently and vigorously. 

2. Spicy South of the Border Popcorn 
If you're not a fan of sweet popcorn, why not try a savory variation? Add chili powder, hot sauce and lime juice to taste while tossing your popcorn in a bowl. You'll be left with a delicious snack that tastes like it should belong on a tortilla. 

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3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn 
Chocolate and peanut butter treats are a popular for Halloween. Whether at the bottom of a Trick-or-Treat bag or in your mouth, these candies are a great part of Halloween. Why not emulate them with your popcorn? 

Simply combine your popcorn with coconut oil, baking cocoa and peanut butter in a pot on light heat. Stir until your popcorn is thoroughly smothered. 

4. Pesto and Cheese Popcorn
If you have more of a hankering for pasta than popcorn, you may want to try this popcorn flavor inspired by Italian dishes. Mix a bit of pesto, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in with your popcorn. If you don't have pesto, try fresh chopped spices and herbs. 

5. Halloween Trail Mix 
For Halloween, mix some of your favorite bite-size candies in with your popcorn. Whether chocolate-covered raisins or peanut butter cups, a few different candies can help you create a truly unique popcorn dish. 

6. Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
It might be the easiest to make, but that definitely doesn't make it the worst. Just sprinkle in some cinnamon and granulated sugar and toss it. You'll be snacking in no time.