Popcorn and Buffalo Dip

I don’t even know what started this craving but for the past few months I’ve been addicted to dipping popcorn in buffalo wing sauce. Not just plain old buffalo sauce, however, but buffalo sauce mixed with melted butter and bleu cheese dressing. Are you intrigued? Continue to read….

We have a jiffy pop because I wanted to snack healthy. My husband is in love with popcorn but watching him sit on the couch eating an entire bag of the buttery popped stuff was getting me quite annoyed. SO many calories. Don’t get me wrong – I loved the bags myself but I never ate a bag to myself. After buying the jiffy pop we’ve enjoyed making the healthy snack. After a little Pam spray and butter seasoning it’s still very tasty.

I, however, was in the mood for something else. Dry Ranch mix is quite tasty sprinkled on popcorn. In a bar we used to frequent we would use our leftover BBQ sauce as a dip for the complimentary popcorn they provided. That was my inspiration. Having just moved a few months ago and not going to the local establishment we did I was inspired to create it at home.

Since we eat popcorn so much I have it out on our counter in this container. Not only is it accessible it’s decorative. The Jiffy Popper was $20 at Menards and it’s already three years old!

Make the popcorn and then spray lightly with Pam. This allows the seasoning of your choice (butter seasoning, dry ranch, etc) to stick to the popcorn.

I then melt about a tablespoon of butter and mix in the buffalo wing sauce and bleu cheese dressing. I’d have to estimate I do about 1 tablespoon of the sauce and 2 tablespoons of the dressing. I like to have a thicker consistancy and a light orange color.

Here’s the end result. If you are looking for a new alternative to a somewhat healthy snack with a kick I’d encourage you to try it out!