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Flavored Popcorn Salt

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 144kcal
Anyone can make DIY FLAVORED POPCORN SALT! Makes for such a fun gift. It's easy to make flavored salt in virtually any flavor! Perfect for your favorite dishes and especially perfect for fun popcorn!

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Bacon Parmesan Salt

  • 1 cup iodized salt
  • ¼ cup cooked bacon bits
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Buffalo Salt

Chocolate Wine Salt

  • 1 bottle chocolate wine (I like CocoaVine brand)
  • 1 cup sea salt


Bacon Parmesan Salt

  • Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until fully combined. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Enjoy!

Buffalo 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

  • 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.


Top Tips for Making Homemade Popcorn Salt

  • Go for a good quality fine sea salt.
  • If you use flakes or rock salt you'll need to grid the salt further in a pestle and mortar or coffee grinder to get a finer consistency. If you are using the salt for another purpose (marinating meat etc) then you can keep it as it is.
  • You can easily adapt the flavors with different herbs, spices, sauces, and syrups.
  • If your flavor of choice is wet (wine, sauce or syrup) then you'll need to bake the salt in the oven to dry it out. 
  • Dry flavorings such as herbs and spices will be ready immediately.
  • Store the salts in sealed containers (the shelf life will depend on the flavorings you use).


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 107173mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1.1mg