It’s easy to make flavored salt in virtually any flavor! Perfect for your favorite dishes and especially perfect for fun popcorn!
I’ve learned a lot of things from starting this food blog, but one of the most shocking has been just how easy it was to make flavored salt. I had never even thought of it. Sure I figured it had to be possible somehow, but never knew I’D be making it. I have come a long way people! This DIY Flavored Popcorn Salt (or anything salt) is fun for homemade gifts, awesome on so many recipes, and totally perfect for a movie night in! This is some sassy salt!
I can’t take credit for this brilliance. I got the idea (and all the amazing tips) from one of my FAVORITE blogs, Chew Town. It’s a gorgeous and creative site and I hope you check it out asap! Click HERE for her post and read great details about the different methods of making this salt happen. Plus she did some really cool flavors. Check it out!
First up, Bacon Parmesan Salt!
Um yeah. I don’t think I need to say much about this one. Cheese and Bacon. Made into salt. You’d be a fool not to love that!
#2: Buffalo Ranch Salt:
Another no brainer. Buffalo Sauce goes with ranch. Ranch goes with Buffalo Sauce. Match made in DIY Popcorn Salt HEAVEN!
And finally, Chocolate Wine Salt:
This one might seem like a stretch, but I think it was my favorite! So different, but the flavors just go together. I made it super easy by using a reduction made from Chocolate Wine. The less ingredients, the easier! Yum.
I just think these are so fun, and I’m so glad I stumbled upon the fabulous idea on Chew Town. Get creative with your flavors, the sky is the limit! Pretty much any flavor can be made into a fun DIY Popcorn Salt! Happy Movie Nights!
Bacon Parmesan Salt
1 cup iodized salt
¼ cup cooked bacon bits
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until fully combined. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Enjoy!
Buffalo Ranch Salt
2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
1 tablespoon dry ranch seasoning
1 cup sea salt
Preheat oven to 170F (or the lowest setting on your oven)
Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.
Spread salt on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 2 hours. Every 30 minutes, flip the salt to make sure it doesn’t burn or meld together.
Put salt back into food processor and pulse once more. The salt should break up and form a finer consistency. Enjoy!
Chocolate Wine Salt
1 bottle chocolate wine (I like CocoaVine brand)
1 cup sea salt
Preheat oven to 170F or your oven’s lowest heat setting.
Pour bottle of wine into a medium saucepan and simmer on low heat until it reduces significantly and becomes a syrup. This might take 45 minutes to an hour. Take off of heat.
Place salt and wine reduction in food processor and pulse until well combined. This mixture will be relatively sticky.
Spread mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and chop up as much as possible to spread the salt up.
Bake for 2 hours, flipping and chopping it every 30 minutes
Once dried out, return the salt to a food processor and pulse. The salt should break up and form a thinner/more salt like consistency.