40+ Popcorn treat recipes

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Mmmm, popcorn! It’s one of my favorite treats with just plain butter and salt, but there are so many other ways you can go with it. Sweet, salty, mixed with nuts or toffee – you can turn popcorn into a side dish, a dessert or a main feature.

40+ Popcorn treat recipes

Below are some fun and fantastic popcorn recipes spanning the flavor spectrum. Feel free to experiment and make your own recipes, too. Popcorn is so flexible – it’s easy to come up with something delicious.

Popcorn Recipes

  1. Hot Wasabi Popcorn – adds wasabi and a couple of other little touches to your butter
  2. Dark Chocolate Popcorn – a very easy recipe for coating popcorn in cocoa powder and sweetener
  3. Cocoa Popcorn Crunch – gives popcorn a milk chocolate crunchy shell
  4. Praline Corn Crunch – pecans, brown sugar, vanilla and more make a crunchy, nutty treat out of your popcorn
  5. Carmel Pretzel Nut Popcorn – a salty, sweet, nutty recipe that makes a great appetizer or party finger food
  6. Bacon Cheese Pop Corn – as if bacon and cheese weren’t enough on their own, hickory smoked salt is the trick to making this popcorn recipe special
  7. Pumpkin Spice Popcorn – it’s reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Note: if you’re avoiding corn syrup, you can substitute honey or maple syrup
  8. Five-Spice Popcorn – this popcorn recipe uses nuts, peanut sauce, optional chow mein noodles and a nice balance of delicate seasonings to make a delicious Asian-inspired treat
  9. Barbecue Chili Popcorn – chili sauce and spices in butter, with a sprinkling of parmesan added after tossing
  10. Cheddar Cheese Popcorn – cheese popcorn is everywhere, but this recipe adds mustard powder and cayenne for a kick
  11. Grasshopper Mint Popcorn – a touch of creme de menthe turns popcorn into a fascinating minty treat. Excellent for winter time, but great all year round.
  12. Rosemary Popcorn – chopped fresh rosemary and vegetable oil is all you need to transform popcorn into a fantastic side dish
  13. Chili Cheese Popcorn – chili powder and parmesan create a spicy-salty treat
  14. Fall Harvest Popcorn – cranberries, walnuts, pumpkin spices and some more fall-themed flavors come together
  15. Milk Chocolate Popcorn – with salted peanuts to cut the sweetness
  16. Cinnamon Popcorn Crunch – with mixed nuts and maple syrup
  17. Onion-Garlic Popcorn – with onion and garlic powder, it’s so simple and so yummy
  18. Barbecue Popcorn – this barbecue popcorn recipe has a very different flavor from the Barbecue Chili recipe above
  19. Garlic Parmesan Popcorn – with cayenne pepper for an extra kick
  20. Buttered Rum and Cranberry Popcorn –  cranberries, dark rum, and butter. What more could you want?
  21. Pineapple or Pina Colada Popcorn – with pineapple or pina colada flavoring in place of the butter
  22. Brown Butter, Rosemary, and Lemon Popcorn – Andrea Meyers’ recipe uses browned butter to make a rich indulgence
  23. Buffalo Style Hot Popcorn – originally from Orville Redenbacher, this popcorn recipe mixes peanuts, hot sauce, celery seed and more
  24. Pepperoni Popcorn – yes, this recipe uses actual pepperoni, some seasonings and a surprise: pumpkin seeds!
  25. Mediterranean Magic Popcorn – recommended by WebMD as a healthy snack, this recipe uses olive oil in place of butter and a simple Italian seasoning blend
  26. Beach Party Popcorn – bacon-onion dip mix is at the center of this well-seasoned, easygoing recipe
  27. Light Yummy Yogurt Popcorn – yogurt, pancake syrup and maple extract make a surprisingly lightly sweet snack
  28. Key Lime Popcorn – lime juice, zesty lime peels and graham cracker crumbs remind you of Key Lime Pie
  29. Lemon Dilly Popcorn – lemon and dill are wonderful together, and so simple
  30. State Fair Blue Ribbon Caramel Corn – little clusters of popcorn held together by brown sugar, butter and vanilla reminds you of state fairs when you were a kid
  31. Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls – peanut butter clumps this sweet treat together into little finger-food sized munchies
  32. Butterscotch Almond Popcorn Mix – butterscotch morsels and slivered almonds
  33. Blue Cheese Pecan Popcorn – real bleu cheese and pecans with some black pepper
  34. Marshmallow Popcorn Balls – marshmallow creme, vanilla and other sweet flavorings
  35. Tex-Mex Popcorn Mix – tortilla chips, french fried onions… ’nuff said
  36. Cappuccino Popcorn – coffee, evaporated milk, powdered creamer and other ingredients make this popcorn recipe into serious competition for a cappucino
  37. Parmesan-Curry Popcorn – salty cheese and spice are great together
  38. Cinnamon Red hot Popcorn – if you’re expecting this to taste like candy, be aware it uses some hot chili sauce for some real spice
  39. Viva Zapata Popcorn – a Mexican-inspired popcorn recipe with a really nice blend of spices and seasonings
  40. Cajun Popcorn – uses Louisiana style hot sauce
  41. Italian Breadstick Popcorn – basil, parsley and a clove of garlic are the basis for this Italian-inspired herbal popcorn recipe
  42. Popcorn Witch’s Hat and Broomsticks – molasses, licorice strings and candy corn. No need to save this one for Halloween!
  43. Sweet Chipotle Popcorn Cakes – ground chipotle pepper and pecans… with marshmallows
  44. Curry Popcorn – cumin, turmeric, cracked black peppercorns and hot red pepper flakes. (No actual curry was harmed in the making of this recipe, for some reason.)
  45. Reggae Popcorn – sugar, cumin and pepper

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