Who ever said April Showers were a bad thing? We’re taking advantage of those gloomy days when you don’t want to leave your cozy home with a good old-fashioned games night with your besties.

With a theme of rum and coke and gourmet popcorn, we’re revealing three amazing and easy ways to make your own popcorn toppings on a budget. From savoury herbs and garlic to sweet chocolate and caramel, these flavors are bound to satisfy those taste buds.

Now let the games begin!

 popcorn toppings game night
 1. Herb and Garlic Popcorn
¼ cup olive oil
1 ½ tsp. herbes de Provence
2 garlic cloves, chopped in half
½ tsp. sea salt
  1. In a small saucepan on low heat, mix the oil, herbes de Provence and garlic, for about three minutes. Remove pan from stove, and prepare popcorn.
  2. Remove and discard garlic gloves from mixture, and pour it over the hot popcorn, shaking the bowl to mix as you go. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.
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