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Best Flavored Popcorn Recipes

Best Flavored Popcorn Recipes

Flavored Popcorn Shopping Tips

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Flavored Popcorn Cooking Tips

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.


30 Delicious Homemade Flavored Popcorn Recipes You Definitely Want To Try

Are you a popcorn fanatic? Is there honestly anything better on a relaxing evening than a big bowl of popcorn and a movie? If you love popcorn as much as I do, you tend to keep it on hand. But, there are only so many flavors that you can buy at the grocery store. Butter and more butter are about all they offer in the good old microwave type of popcorn. Gourmet popcorn, now that’s another story. I could honestly eat gourmet popcorn all day long. There are so many wonderful flavors and flavor combinations, and gourmet flavored popcorn makes a wonderful gift.

I love giving homemade goodies as gifts, especially around the holidays. These fabulous homemade flavored popcorn recipes are perfect as Christmas gifts or for any special occasion. They’re also great for just sitting and watching a good movie, and there are 30 different recipes that you can choose from. Whether you like buffalo flavored popcorn with a tangy taste or you want something a bit sweeter like banana split or cookies and cream, there is a popcorn recipe in here that you are going to love. And, you should be sure to pair these with 35 copycat Starbucks recipes. Popcorn and flavored coffee sounds wonderful!

Even kids are going to love these DIY gourmet popcorn flavors. There seriously is something for everyone and if you want to turn them into a great gift, just fill a mason jar or another container, tie on a ribbon and you’re all set. You have to love a great DIY gift, like these 30 festive gifts in a jar recipes. These popcorn recipes also make lovey gifts in a jar, particularly the ones that have colorful ingredients. Or, you can just enjoy these yummy popcorn recipes on family night or any night of the week. They’re easy to make and oh so delicious!


Flavored popcorn recipes

  • We made peanut butter chocolate popcorn that was fantastic and super easy to do. is so good and Creme de la Crumb has a great recipe!
  • Inspired by Charm has a great red velvet popcorn recipe.
  • Especially in the Fall this pumpkin pie spice popcorn from Cooking Classy would be great. sounds to die for from Food Babbles!

  • FiveHeart Home makes some rosemary parmesan popcorn that is one of my favorite recipes.
  • Well Worn Fork made some buffalo cheddar popcorn that I&rsquove never seen before.
  • Pebbles & Piggytails made the cutest multicolored sugar popcorn that is perfect for parties!
  • Try churro popcorn from Oh, Sweet Basil&hellip.I absolutely love churros!
  • Lolly Jane made Thin Mint popcorn&hellip.ok I am sold!
  • Speaking of Girl Scout cookies, Something Swanky made Samoas popcorn&hellipeeeeek.
  • Six Sisters Stuff made some great Muddy Buddy popcorn.

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Recipe Summary

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package fruit flavored Jell-O® mix
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 1/4 sheet pan or two 8x12 inch baking dishes. Generously butter a heavy 2 quart saucepan.

Distribute popcorn evenly in prepared baking pans. Place in oven to keep warm.

In prepared saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, sugar, gelatin, corn syrup and water. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball.

Pour mixture evenly over popcorn and stir until coated. Return popcorn to oven and bake 5 minutes stir, then bake 5 minutes more.

Turn popcorn out onto a large piece of foil. Let rest until cool enough to handle, then form into balls. Or let cool completely and break into clusters. Store in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place.


For a Light Treat Make: Herb and Ollie Olive Oil Popcorn

Sometimes no matter how filling your dinner is, you are still left craving a salty snack before heading to bed. And while we've covered multiple popcorn recipes on this list, this simple recipe might be our favorite yet. When creating popcorn seasonings and topping combinations, the key is to use just enough of each ingredient - and nothing more. Because popcorn itself has a light, subtle flavor, the ingredients you choose to add will create the overall flavor. When selecting ingredients for your next night-time popcorn recipe, we recommended sticking to those that are wholesome and light, especially if you're heading to sleep. Keeping things light will help ensure that you don't go to bed on an overly full stomach. That being said, light ingredients don't mean that your popcorn is left flavorless. When used correctly, herbs and spices will quickly become your best friend when making tasty popcorn.

For a refreshing and satisfying treat, make this Herb and Ollie Olive Oil Popcorn . It's the ideal light recipe to end your night with. One of the many reasons we love this popcorn is because of its simplicity. With just four ingredients, white popcorn, olive oil, Herbes de Provence and salt, it's great for the times when you feel like whipping up something quick and healthy. Enjoy this popcorn as it, or add in your favorite herbs to truly spice things up!

This popcorn serves as a great appetizer when entertaining guests. Make a large batch of it right before your event, and set it out on the snacking table. Or, for more individualized snacks, separate it into portion-sized baggies and allow guests to grab a bag as they please. The trick to turning this popcorn into the perfect appetizer is to make a fresh batch just before guests arrive. If the popcorn is sitting out for too long, the oil tends to make the popped kernels soggy. Ensure that your popcorn is fresh when guests take a bite by separating the ingredients beforehand and putting them together right before the event.


The 50+ Best Popcorn Recipes

Your favorite salty snack just got an upgrade with these 50+ popcorn recipes that are perfect for any craving.

One of my all-time favorite snacks is popcorn. From plain popcorn to gourmet popcorn, I love it all! And I finally got my family on board with my love of popcorn.

There are so many ways you can enjoy popcorn and it’s pretty easy to make at home. Even the fancy gourmet popcorn you see at the store.

Before you head down to the recipes below, you need some tools to make popcorn at home! If you keep these supplies on hand, you’ll be able to make these amazing popcorn recipes any time!

    : Pops fast-up to 18 cups of popcorn in less than 2-1/2 minutes with almost no unpopped kernels. : Stovepop Popcorn Popper takes the guesswork out of creating delicious, perfectly cooked popcorn. : You can’t make popcorn at home without popcorn kernels! : Kit includes everything you need to make delicious theater-style popcorn – kernels, butter flavored oil and seasonings.

I have been experimenting with making my own so I went looking for the best popcorn recipes on the internet. And boy did I find a lot of recipes! Over 50 to be exact. I compiled my favorites below and I can’t wait to work my way down the list!


CHILI LIME POPCORN

Serves: 4
Nutrition: 63 calories, 3.9 g fat (.6 g saturated), 292 mg sodium, 6.8 g carbs, 1.5 g fiber, 1.1 g protein

Chili pepper is a powerful spice that has proven to help clear sinus inflammation and reduce blood pressure. It also has weight loss qualities because of the metabolic boost it gives the body from the intense increase in heat. Combined with lime to cool down your taste buds and give you that extra tangy flavor profile, this spicy popcorn is an addictive snack without any guilt.

Get the recipe from Well Worn Fork.


Step 1

Ranch Popcorn:
Melt 4 tablespoons butter with a 1-ounce packet ranch seasoning mix. Toss with popcorn and 2 tablespoons dried chives. Season with salt.

Garlic-Herb Popcorn:
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a saucepan add 4 minced garlic cloves and 1 teaspoon each finely chopped fresh rosemary, sage and thyme, and cook 1 minute. Drizzle over popcorn and toss with 2 teaspoons kosher salt.

Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn:
Toss popcorn with 1/2 cup grated parmesan, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary and 2 teaspoons kosher salt.

Frito Pie Popcorn:
Toss popcorn, 6 tablespoons melted butter, 4 cups Fritos and 2 tablespoons chili powder spread on baking sheets. Top with 2 cups shredded cheddar and 2 chopped scallions. Bake at 350°F until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Season with salt.

Truffle Popcorn:
Toss popcorn with 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons truffle oil, 1/4 cup grated parmesan, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Movie Theater Popcorn:
Melt 1 stick butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Drizzle over popcorn and toss with 2 teaspoons kosher salt.

Veggie Popcorn:
In a food processor, pulse 2 cups each mixed veggie chips and dehydrated snap peas until powdery. Toss with popcorn and 2 cups each veggie chips and dehydrated snap peas. Season with salt.

Three Cheese Popcorn:
Toss popcorn with 2 cups shredded cheddar, 1 cup grated parmesan and 1/2 cup grated pecorino. Spread on baking sheets. Bake at 350°F until the cheddar melts, about 3 minutes. Season with salt.

Gruyere-Porcini Popcorn:
In a spice grinder or blender, pulse 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms until powdery. Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt pulse again until powdery. Drizzle 6 tablespoons melted butter over popcorn toss with the porcini powder and 1 cup finely grated gruyere.

Everything Bagel Popcorn:
Toss popcorn with 4 cups broken bagel chips, 6 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoons each white and black sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon each caraway seeds, granulated onion and granulated garlic, and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt.

Mustard Pretzel Popcorn:
Whisk 4 tablespoons melted butter with 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt drizzle over 12 cups popcorn and toss with 4 cups mini pretzels.

Sesame Popcorn:
Heat 6 tablespoons butter with 2/3 cup sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until the seeds are toasted, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon each sugar and kosher salt toss with popcorn.

Sushi Popcorn:
Whisk 1 1/2 tablespoons each vegetable oil and soy sauce with 2 teaspoons each toasted sesame oil and rice vinegar drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 2 cups torn roasted seaweed snacks and 1 cup wasabi peas.

Crab Boil Popcorn:
Melt 4 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning in a small skillet over medium heat drizzle over popcorn and toss with 4 cups oyster crackers.

Pepperoni Pizza Popcorn:
In a small skillet, fry 1 cup chopped pepperoni until crisp. Add the pepperoni and its drippings to the popcorn. Add 1 cup shredded mozzarella, 1/2 cup grated parmesan, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon each granulated garlic and dried oregano. Season with salt.

Chorizo Manchego Popcorn:
Cook 1 cup diced chorizo in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until crisp. Toss popcorn with the chorizo, chorizo drippings and 1 cup grated manchego.

Bacon Chive Popcorn:
Cook 6 slices chopped bacon until crisp drain on paper towels, reserving the drippings. Drizzle 2 tablespoons each reserved bacon drippings and melted butter over popcorn. Toss with the bacon, 1/2 cup chopped chives and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne.

Bacon Jalapeno Popcorn:
Dip 4 thinly sliced jalapenos in 1/2 cup cornstarch whisked with 1/3 cup seltzer. Heat 1 inch vegetable oil in a small saucepan to 350°F. Fry the jalapenos until golden and crisp, 2 minutes drain on paper towels. In the same pan, cook 6 slices of chopped bacon. Toss with the fried jalapenos, bacon with 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings with the popcorn.

Spicy Pork Rind Popcorn:
Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil with 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, 2 teaspoons grated lime zest and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne in a skillet over medium heat, 2 minutes drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 2 cups pork rinds and 1 tablespoon lime juice.

Szechuan Popcorn:
Heat 1 cup each peanuts and dried arbol chiles, 1/2 cup each peanut oil, sesame seeds and Szechuan peppercorns, and 4 teaspoons each sugar and kosher salt in a large skillet over medium heat until the nuts and chiles are toasted, about 4 minutes. Add to popcorn. Toss with 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil.

Sriracha Lime Popcorn:
Whisk 5 tablespoons melted butter with 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest and 1 tablespoon lime juice drizzle over popcorn and toss.

Chipotle Popcorn:
Melt 4 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons chipotle hot sauce and 1 tablespoon chipotle chile powder drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 2 cups corn nuts.

Crunchy Ramen Popcorn:
Soak two (3-ounce) packages ramen noodles (any flavor reserve the packets) in warm water for about 4 minutes pull apart and pat dry. Heat 1/4 inch vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the noodles in a single layer until crisp drain. Break into pieces toss with popcorn, and the flavor packets to taste.

Curry Popcorn:
Melt 1 stick butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add 2 cups each golden raisins and pistachios, 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon curry powder and cook 2 minutes toss with popcorn and 2 teaspoons kosher salt.

Thai Curry Popcorn:
Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in a medium saucepan to 350°F. Fry 4 ounces rice vermicelli until crisp, about 20 seconds drain. Warm 1/4 cup each red Thai curry paste and vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon kosher salt in the microwave, 1 minute drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 2 cups roasted cashews and the fried noodles.

Jamaican Jerk Popcorn:
Whisk 5 tablespoons melted butter with 1 1/2 tablespoons jerk seasoning, 1 teaspoon curry powder and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 1 cup toasted coconut and 2 teaspoons grated lime zest. Season with salt.

Za’atar Popcorn:
Whisk 6 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoons za’atar spice blend and 1 teaspoon kosher salt drizzle over popcorn, and toss with 4 cups broken pita chips.

Mole Popcorn:
Whisk 6 tablespoons each melted butter and prepared mole sauce toss with popcorn.

Cajun Popcorn:
Melt 4 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 2 chopped scallions drizzle over popcorn and toss.

Buffalo Popcorn:
Melt 6 tablespoons butter with 1/3 cup Buffalo hot sauce toss with, 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese and some dried celery leaves.

Caesar Popcorn:
Heat 1/3 cup olive oil, 4 minced anchovy fillets and 1 teaspoon each grated garlic and lemon zest over medium heat, for about 2 minutes. Drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 4 cups toasted bread cubes and 1/3 cup grated parmesan.

Herb Popcorn:
Toss popcorn with 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup each chopped fresh parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil, and 2 teaspoons kosher salt.

French Onion Dip Popcorn:
Melt 6 tablespoons butter with a 1-ounce packet onion soup mix toss with popcorn and a 6-ounce package French-fried onions.

Salt and Vinegar Popcorn:
Combine 1/4 cup malt vinegar and 2 teaspoons kosher salt in a small spray bottle shake to dissolve the salt. Spray on popcorn.

Barbecue Popcorn:
Melt 4 tablespoons butter with 1 teaspoon each cumin, paprika, granulated garlic, chili powder and barbecue sauce, and a pinch of cayenne toss with popcorn and 4 cups lightly crushed barbecue potato chips.

Margarita Popcorn:
Melt 6 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons each lime juice and tequila, 2 teaspoons each sugar and kosher salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest in a skillet over medium heat drizzle over popcorn and toss with 4 cups lightly crushed lime-flavored tortilla chips.

Blue Cheese Almond Popcorn:
Drizzle 4 tablespoons melted butter over popcorn toss with 1 cup each crumbled blue cheese and toasted sliced almonds, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

Peanut Butter Popcorn:
Heat 1 cup honey and 3/4 cup sugar over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup peanut butter and 1 teaspoon each vanilla extract and kosher salt until smooth pour over popcorn and 2 cups peanuts and toss. Spread on baking sheets and let cool.

Peanut Butter Banana Popcorn:
Make Peanut Butter Popcorn (see above), add 1 cup dried banana chips and 1/2 cup chocolate chips with the peanuts.

Tropical Popcorn:
Spread 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F until golden, about 10 minutes. Toss with popcorn, 1 1/2 cups chopped dried pineapple and 3 tablespoons each confectioners’ sugar and melted butter.

Strawberry Popcorn:
Pulse 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries and 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar in a food processor or blender until powdery. Drizzle 4 tablespoons melted butter over popcorn and sprinkle with the strawberry sugar. Toss with 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries.

Yogurt Granola Popcorn:
Melt 6 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons each brown sugar and honey over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, 3 minutes drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 4 cups granola and 2 cups yogurt-covered raisins.

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn:
Drizzle 6 tablespoons melted butter over popcorn toss with 4 cups cinnamon cereal (such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch), 1/3 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

Maple Pecan Popcorn:
Heat 2 cups sugar, 1 cup maple syrup and 1/2 cup light corn syrup in a large pot until it reaches 260•F on a candy thermometer, about 12 minutes. Add 3 cups pecans and cook 2 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons butter until melted, then pour over popcorn toss to coat. Spread on baking sheets and let cool.

Sticky Marshmallow Popcorn:
Melt 8 cups mini marshmallows and 6 tablespoons butter with 1/2 cup each sugar and light corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring pour over popcorn. Add 4 cups cornflakes and mix well.

Rocky Road Popcorn: Mix 5 tablespoons melted butter with 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and kosher salt drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 2 cups each mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and toasted pecans. Spread on baking sheets and bake at 350°F until the marshmallows and chocolate are slightly melted, about 2 minutes.

S'mores Popcorn:
Make Rocky Road Popcorn (see above), replacing the pecans with lightly crushed graham crackers.

Cookies and Cream Popcorn:
Warm 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat drizzle over popcorn. Toss with 4 cups lightly crushed Oreos.

Kettle Corn Popcorn:
Mix 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon kosher salt in a small bowl set aside. Heat a few popcorn kernels in 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until one pops. Add 3/4 cup popcorn kernels and cover. Cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until the popcorn starts rapidly popping. Crack the lid open and pour in the sugar mixture. Cover and cook, shaking the pot, until the popping subsides.


20 Savory Popcorn Recipes to Make at Home

Family movie night? Family game night? Just a house full of kids for the summer? I'm raising my hand for all three!

I'm always on the lookout for frugal snacks, and making our own popcorn is an easy one.

For a little variety, we like trying new seasoning recipes. These 20 Savory Popcorn Recipes are a great way to try out different flavors and see what's popular with your crowd.

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Popcorn is such a thrifty snack, but it can get a little boring. I've always loved kettle corn, but I didn't know there were so many varieties of spicy popcorn recipes to try.

As you click through these popcorn recipes, you'll notice that everyone makes their popcorn differently.

Many mention the WhirlyPop (which I had never heard of before). I use a simple air popper that's easy and frugal.

Some just put kernels in a brown paper bag into the microwave or cook it right on the stovetop.

Ready to make some popcorn?

We use an air popper because it's a frugal way to make popcorn (and much healthier than the microwave variety).

What is your favorite way to spice up your popcorn? I love this list of savory popcorn recipes because there's no shortage of sweets in our life. Give some of these a try!

Is popcorn a healthy snack?

One serving of 4 cups of air-popped, plain popcorn has just 120 calories. Plus, it's a whole grain and contains fiber. It's great for you!

These savory popcorn toppings are a great way to add flavor with spices and herbs instead of loads of butter and oil.

Another perk of making your own spicy popcorn at home is that you control the sodium and other ingredients, so it's healthier than the processed snacks you find in stores.


recipe by source: foodblogs.com.

Of course, after all that gourmet popcorn choices, we end with the best and the most classic mix. A bucket of buttered popcorn and a mix of your favorite candies! It can’t get any better than that!

Wow, that was a long list.

And I must admit, it was like torture to write about scrumptious and delectable treats. I kid you not when I say I have drooled over some of the recipes on this list.

As much as I enjoy compiling this for you, I’ve got quite a few of these gourmet popcorn recipes I’ve marked with a star and I can’t wait to try them out.

Who knows how long it will take me to cross out everything on my list and figure out my favorites.

With that, I bid you good day. Go and try the ones you’ve marked as well. Satisfy your curiosity and use the heck out of your Netflix subscription!

Got any recipes you’d like to share? Let us know in a comment below!


Second: The Popcorn Factory Trio

We tried one of The Popcorn Factory’s classic tins for this taste test: the Very Merry Plaid Merry Christmas Popcorn Tin, which came stocked with the iconic trio of butter, cheese, and caramel. Some editors liked to eat each flavor separately, while others combined them all into one big bite.

“The classic,” associate food editor Kelsey Youngman wrote. “Nicely popped and seasoned. What I𠆝 set out at a holiday gathering.”

$43 for a 3.5 gallon tin with three flavors get it here.