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    The 25 BEST Popcorn Recipes

    Rainy afternoon… Popcorn… Movie time… Popcorn… Bing watching Netflix series… Popcorn… Get togethers… Popcorn… Have salty cravings… Popcorn!!

    Everyone loves popcorn, don’t they? It’s crazy addictive. You keep on reaching for more from that bucketful until it’s empty. The great thing is, it’s extremely easy and incredibly fast to make.

    You don’t have to settle for just plain salted. You can come up with so many unique flavor combinations, so many delicious gourmet popcorns with just a few simple ingredients. Some are as easy as just mixing a syrup concoction and some might need a little extra time for baking. But it’s so worth it when you’re looking forward to that endless munching.

    We have compiled this list of delicious and tasty Popcorn Recipes for every occasion. It has so many different flavors and colors for your popcorn. From regular caramel and cheese popcorns, to some classics like cracker jack and candy corns, to gourmet popcorns like pecan praline and bourbon chocolate, to fun popcorns like 4th of July and birthday cake.

    The 25 BEST Popcorn Recipes.

    You will find so many fun ways to pop your corn. You don’t need a fancy popcorn machine or spend tons of money buying gourmet popcorn any more. Just go through this list and decide how you want your popcorn next time.

    Serve them during your next party, special occasions like birthdays and game days, give them as food gifts for holidays or just make them for your next movie date. All good… Just get popping!

    1. How to make Perfect Popcorn

    We are starting this fun list with basic and simple popcorn. Make your own popcorn in the comfort of your home. This recipe will teach you how to pop it perfectly on the stovetop. All you need is your popcorn kernels, a pot with lid, oil and salt. And your ultimate snack is ready in minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ cookieandkate

    2. Homemade Caramel Popcorn

    Smooth and sticky glazed caramel slathered on crunchy popcorn. How nice. This is made with homemade caramel sauce. It stays fresh for weeks, making it a perfect food gift for your friends and family.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    3. Homemade Movie Butter Popcorn

    Making Movie Butter Popcorn is so much easier and less expensive in your home. This popcorn is crunchy and loaded with butter… just like the movies. Make this on your movie nights at home and see how everybody gleefully goes through an entire bucket.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    4. Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

    This Cheddar Chees Popcorn is another classic that will remind you of all the movie fun. It’s just a matter of getting some cheese sprinkle to make this happen. You can have it straight, or our favorite way is to mix and match with caramel corn… So yum.

    Get the Recipe @ feastandwest

    5. White Chocolate Popcorn

    You can create some fun popcorn with the help of white chocolate, sprinkles and candies. Great for festive times and party fun. The good part? It’s so, so easy to make.

    Get the Recipe @ insidebrucrewlife

    6. Buffalo Ranch Popcorn

    This Buffalo Ranch popcorn is made from homemade ranch seasoning and a mix of butter and hot sauce. How crazy good!! All you buffalo sauce lovers, this is THE popcorn for you.

    Get the Recipe @ serenabakessimplyfromscratch

    7. Parmesan Garlic Popcorn

    Give regular popcorn a yummy parmesan garlic twist. All you are doing is cooking the popcorn as usual and seasoning with a mix of parmesan along with garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper… Voila, one tasty popcorn.

    Get the Recipe @ threeolivesbranch

    8. Cookies and Cream Popcorn (Oreo White Chocolate Popcorn)

    This sweet popcorn is something if you are looking for a change from savory popcorn. It has a nice sweet and salty combo. Your regular popcorn is coated with white chocolate with a good sprinkling of crushed cookies. Your kiddos will fall in love with this bagful.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    9. Peppermint Bark Caramel Popcorn

    Looking for some gourmet quality popcorn for fun get togethers or some festive time? How about this Peppermint Bark Caramel popcorn? It’s full of classic caramel crunch loaded with peppermint and white and dark chocolate flavors. Perfect for gift bags, too.

    Get the Recipe @ houseofnasheats

    10. Chocolate Salted Caramel Popcorn

    Popcorn is just so good by itself, but if you add some topping like some salted caramel sauce and melted chocolate, it’s absolutely irresistible. Make this for your family and see them feast on it till it’s all gone.

    Get the Recipe @ peanutpop

    11. Birthday Cake Popcorn

    This is a sweet, salty and gooey popcorn studded with sprinkles. It has a delicious cake batter flavor along with some vanilla, marshmallows and butter. One tasty treat for some weekend or get togethers like birthday parties for your kiddos.

    Get the Recipe @ lilluna

    12. S’mores Popcorn 

    This S’mores Popcorns will be a big hit for your next get together or party this summer. It’s so easy to make with just a few mini marshmallows, graham crackers, milk chocolate chips and a little shortening. And now you are ready for serious munch time.

    Get the Recipe @ bombshellbling

    13. 4th of July Popcorn

    Now how genius it would be if you present this red, white and blue 4th of July popcorn to the crowd! If you are having a 4th of July themed party, it’s a MUST. Regular popcorn drizzled with colored chocolate with M&M’s all over… Pretty remarkable to look at!

    Get the Recipe @ emilyenchanted

    14. Cinnamon Bun Popcorn

    You are in for a real treat with this Cinnamon Bun Popcorn. It’s crispy, yet chewy, and covered in super delicious buttery cinnamon sugar glaze… YUMMM. 

    Get the Recipe @ ihearteating

    15. Homemade Cracker Jack Popcorn

    Make this classic in your home now. It is crunchy, nutty, salty and sweet. Made with caramel and peanuts along with popcorn this is a breeze to make for movie nights or serving to the crowd.

    Get the Recipe @ addapinch

    16. Peanut Butter Popcorn

    Go beyond the regular popcorn, as something this tasty is possible with just a few extra steps. You can add whatever toppings of your choice and make it more fancy. Perfect for gifting during holiday times.

    Get the Recipe @ favfamilyrecipes

    17. Pink Strawberry Popcorn

    Now how about some strawberry flavored pink popcorn? That’s perfect for bridal showers or some gender reveal parties. It’s super easy to make by making a sweet strawberry syrup and poring it all over the popcorn. Super yum, too.

    Get the Recipe @ cakedbykatie

    18. Pecan Praline Popcorn

    Popcorn and Pecan Praline? Can it get any better? You make a quick praline mixture, toss some pecans into it along with popcorn and bake until crunchy. It turns up absolutely divinely delicious. Great for gifting it to your friends and family during holiday time.

    Get the Recipe @ crazyforcrust

    19. Butterscotch Popcorn

    This Butterscotch Popcorn is extremely easy to make, without baking or stirring every 10 minutes as most of other fancy gourmet ones needs. With only a handful of ingredients and no oven time, you can enjoy this gourmet quality munching any time your heart says popcorn… 🙂

    Get the Recipes @ julieseatsandtreat

    20. Chunky Monkey Popcorn Bars

    Have you considered making popcorn bar treats for your kiddos? They will adore them so much. Make for a fun Sunday treat or on their birthday parties. These popcorn marshmallow bars are full of chocolate chunks, banana chips and walnuts. Yummies in the tummy…

    Get the Recipe @ wonkywonderful

    21. Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Popcorn

    Are you a fan of bourbon pecan pie? If so, try this boozy popcorn. It has that amazing combo of popcorn + pecans + chocolate + bourbon. You can’t go wrong with that. Great adult snacking for some Netflix binging.

    Get the Recipe @ cupcakesandkalechips

    22. Reese’s Popcorn

    Peanut butter goodness in every single bite when you pop a popcorn in your mouth. It’s loaded with chocolate, peanut butter, candy… more chocolate!!! Hmmm, delicious. Two cravings met at once, popcorn and chocolate… how good is that?

    Get the Recipe @ insidebrucrewlife

    23. Maple Bacon Popcorn

    This one is a real treat. Everything is a little better with bacon, right? Yes, even popcorn! Bits of maple coated bacon tossed with freshly popped popcorn… Do we need to say more? Make this easy yet super special snack happen this weekend and wow your friends and family.

    Get the Recipe @ saltandbaker

    24. Nutella Popcorn

    Yummy Nutella in your popcorn. Treat for your kids? Great party snack? Or just another movie night thing? It’s up to you…

    Get the Recipe @ createyum

    25. Grandma’s Candy Popcorn

    We are ending this popcorn recipes list with fun and colorful Candy Popcorn. It’s perfect for some fun holiday times. T It’s easy to make and can be made with any colors suitable to the theme of the party or occasion. You can even mix in nuts, candies and sprinkles to make it extra special.

    Get the Recipe @ thereciperebel

    So, what you think? Does this post make you reach out for that package or jar of popcorn kernels sitting in your cabinet? Why pay so much money on some fancy popcorn from the specialty stores when you can make all these in just a few easy steps?

    Pop the popcorn and have some fun family happy times with your loved ones. It’s really simple… 🙂 Pin or bookmark this collections and make the most of it by trying different flavors… Have fun!

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    The 25 BEST Ways to Cook Popcorn

    Yield: 1 bucket of popcorn
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 15 minutes

    This collection of easy Popcorn Recipes will give you endless munchings for movie nights, get togethers and weekend fun!


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    • caramel
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    • bacon
    • nuts


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      • Hello! I’m from Ukraine. Learn English and your culinary habits. I’m shocked how many types of popcorn you have!!! Our popcorn is not so popular, but I love it very much!

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