Kids in the Sink

Sri Racha Ranch Popcorn

on July 9, 2012

So, here’s a fun fact. You can still eat sriracha after it has been expired for a year. And you can also eat a packet of ranch dressing, you know, the powdered kind, because ranch dressing is something that should be powdered, even after it’s been left open and lost in a cabinet for about a year. And you won’t die. Or at least we didn’t. Don’t sue us if you have different results. And don’t try this at home.

We don’t usually make a habit of consuming things that have been expired for any significant amount of time, or even keeping them around, really. And fear not, we did not and don’t (usually) feed expired things to our children. The very fact that those things were still acceptable to eat is a testament as to how truly un-real that they were. Sometimes, though, you just have to eat processed food and enjoy it. Everything in moderation, yes?

Popcorn is actually a pretty healthy snack to eat and you can really do so much with it. Around here, we like things spicy, and this popcorn was perfect. It’s a little bit spicy, a little bit buttery, and just only slightly ranch-y. We know, that’s not a word.  We liked that it was only slightly ranch-y because artificially flavored things aren’t really our deal but the powdered packet did bring something to the table here.  It wouldn’t have been the same without it but now we’re on the search for a homemade ranch “packet” type seasoning. Do you have one? Please share!

Anyways, this popcorn is a perfect snack to have anytime, but we bet it would be great to munch on while you’re doing all that backyard grilling this summer! It’s spicy but not too spicy.  Maybe not for little kids but definitely not too spicy for the grown ups at the barbeque.  Grill!  Drink lots of cold beverages because it’s a heat wave out there if you haven’t noticed.  When you walk outside your face melts off, that’s how you’ll know.  Not sure how you would have missed that but drink cold things, nonetheless! And in the words of Melissa, “Get lost in a vat of this”  popcorn and enjoy!

-Heather and Melissa

Sriracha Ranch Popcorn


8 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 tsp powdered Ranch seasoning
2 tbsp Sriracha
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, toss the popcorn with the dried Ranch dressing until well-coated.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and Sriracha.
  3. Lightly drizzle the popcorn with the Sriracha mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Source: The Curvy Carrot


3 responses to “Sri Racha Ranch Popcorn

  1. I’m intrigued and I might just hav ome expired Sriracha myself 🙂 I think we’ll give this a go for snack time this afternoon with our homemade microwave popcorn!

    • Yep! The second time we made it, we used your popcorn trick because I just bought some paper bags with that in mind. I love that it’s a fat free option in the microwave and MUCH easier than using oil and a big pot on the stove.

  2. carallyne says:

    i am so confused about the heat wave

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