The 25 BEST Popcorn Recipes

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Popcorn is great anytime – and movies aren’t the same without it! If you’ve grown bored of popcorn, though, it’s time for you to try some new ideas for popcorn recipes.

Don’t worry – the work has been done for you! Here’s a cool list of the 25 best recipes for popcorn. There’s so much that you can do with popcorn – so read on for some cool and unique recipe ideas!

1. Yogurt Panna Cotta, Hunza Apricots & Popcorn

If you like apricots and popcorn, you’ll love this recipe – it uses both of them! Sweetened apricots with hints of cinnamon, delicious panna cotta, and of course, popcorn! All served neatly together in a ramekin.

This one needs a little bit of preparation – you’ll have to soak the apricots overnight in sugar, water, and cinnamon. So, you’ll have plenty of time to pick your movie!

2. Apple Cinnamon Popcorn

You’ll need to freeze some apples for this, as you’ll be crushing them into a powder. It’s the only way to get apple flavor on your popcorn, but it’s totally worth the wait for the apples to freeze.

Of course, cinnamon goes fantastically with apple and popcorn, so it’s no surprise that this snack tastes great. And another great thing – you’re using real fruit!

3. Cookie Lovers Popcorn

The title says “Cookie Lovers Popcorn”, but one look at the video and it’s obvious to anyone who has ever watched Sesame Street exactly which cookie lover this recipe is modeled after!

Full of white chocolate and cool blue color that kids will love – and of course, lots of cookies!

The colors and the chocolate scent make this one almost as much fun to make as it is to eat. This is a great recipe for any cookie monsters out there!

4. Everything Bagel Popcorn

This is another great popcorn recipe for movie lovers who want to try something a little more on the savory side! You’ll find no added sugar in this recipe. Instead, seeds, onion, and garlic make up the flavoring for your popcorn.

Perfect for those who are trying to get over their sweet tooth! Of course, not having sugar doesn’t mean it can’t be a little decadent – thanks to the addition of some delicious melted butter as a coating!

5. Nacho Popcorn

For those of you who love the great taste of nachos, but haven’t been able to figure out how to get it onto your popcorn – don’t worry, because this is the recipe for you!

Delicious Parmesan cheese, garlic, and parsley all combine to give a lovely, smooth flavor – but with a bit of a kick! Chili powder and hot pepper sauce provide that – add more or less according to your preference.

6. Gingerbread Caramel Crunch

For those of you who love the taste of gingerbread, there’s this great-tasting popcorn recipe! Simple to make, and very, very sweet, this recipe is so delicious you’ll want to make it again and again!

You’ll need ground ginger, cinnamon, and molasses for the rich, spicy and sweet flavor – not to mention the slight hint of vanilla that comes from the vanilla extract! This is a great popcorn treat – you’ll be sure to love it!

7. Salted Caramel & Popcorn Crumble Choux Buns

This is definitely an exciting one – and far more interesting use for popcorn than a lot of recipes! Instead of being a hand-filling snack, it’s used as a filling for a choux bun! Delicious, creamy, and sweet, this is a fantastic recipe.

You’re going to have to start preparing nearly 2 hours before showtime – but it’s such a delicious treat, it’s worth the time you’ll spend on it!

8. Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn

For a savory tasting, cheesy popcorn snack that’s got a light herby flavor, why not try out this recipe? It tastes fantastic! You’ll use fresh rosemary, baked until crisp. Chop it up or crush it, and sprinkle it with cheese, salt, and pepper over your popcorn.

Not before you drizzle it with butter, of course! Absolutely delicious, and another great savory way to enjoy popcorn. Perfect for when you don’t want something sweet!

9. Perfect Stovetop Popcorn

When you’re preparing food, you should always start with the best ingredients – it’s the only way to get the best flavor. So, if you’re going to have popcorn, then you might as well do it the right way – freshly cooked at home!

It’s the perfect way to have great popcorn, and will of course make any other recipe that uses popcorn better!

This recipe will show you how to make popcorn at home on your stove. It’s quick, easy, and much tastier than using the microwave!

10. Pizza Popcorn

Now, this is definitely a different way to enjoy both pizza and popcorn! With both the deliciously cheesy, meaty taste of a pepperoni pizza and the buttery taste of freshly cooked pizza, this is a snack that’s got it all. You’ll love the garlic and oregano too – not flavors you often find with popcorn! And for those of you who like your food to have a bit of a kick, add red pepper flakes – delicious!

11. Spiced Chili Popcorn

If you’re not feeling like having a sweet snack, but still want popcorn, this is a great recipe for you. Instead of sweetness, this adds spice – perfect to distract you from a scary horror film!

Simply mix together the various spices to make a great flavoring for your freshly cooked popcorn. After all, popcorn tastes best when it’s fresh and warm – and now you can add a fresh type of heat to it!

12. Oreo Popcorn

This might not be the nicest-looking end product, but fans of Oreos (or Hydrox!) will love this recipe. You’ll melt white chocolate and coat your popcorn in it – and then further cover them with delicious sprinkles from crushed Oreos.

It might not look pretty, but as a new chocolate and biscuit delivery system, it’s fantastic. Great tasting, and with the lights out you won’t see how it looks anyway!

13. Flavored Popcorn: Classic Butter & Salt Popcorn

When it comes to classic popcorn flavors, it’s hard to get more of a classic than this one! No messing about – just plain and simple butter and salt. It’s easy to make too.

You’ll just need popcorn, butter, and salt – but just these few simple ingredients make a snack that’s been around for years precisely because it’s so simple – and so tasty!

You’ll love this old classic if you’ve never had it before – it’s something that you’ll make over and over again.

14. Nigella Lawson’s Party Popcorn

Popcorn should always be fun, and Nigella definitely knows how to have fun with food! And, of course, as the title of the recipe states, this is perfect for a party.

In fact, the popcorn is going to be a party of flavors in your mouth! Cinnamon, paprika, and cumin combine to give your popcorn a deep, rich, and spicy flavor! Absolutely delicious, you’ll keep coming back to this one.

15. Pad Thai Popcorn

One of the great things about popcorn is that it’s a great blank slate – you can use it with so many different flavorings!

This glorious Pad Thai recipe uses some ingredients that you might never have considered for use with popcorn – such as cilantro and fish sauce – but combines them to make a unique and tasty snack that you definitely won’t forget!

This recipe takes a little bit of time to make, but isn’t very hard to make – and will certainly make a change on movie night!

16. Popcorn Brownies

If you’ve ever had Rocky Road, then you’ll certainly find these to at least look familiar! However, there’s no marshmallow here – but there is delicious popcorn.

This is one for those who love chocolate – with dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and white chocolate going into the mix! This makes a delicious snack that’s so full of chocolate you’ll eat them even faster than a bucket of popcorn.

17. Marmite Popcorn

If you’ve never had Marmite, then you’re in for a surprise! Popcorn isn’t the normal way to eat this salty, yeast-based British spread – but in lieu of toast, why not? Marmite is fantastic, but it’s a food that divides opinion. You’ll either love it or think anyone who does is insane.

At the very least, it’ll be a conversation starter – break it out if the movie starts to get a little dull, and you’ll soon have a room full of lively conversation and strongly-stated opinions.

18. Chocolate-Drizzled Popcorn

This is one of those rare strokes of genius that hits mankind every so often. An invention so simple, it’s a work of art – almost like nature itself meant it to be.

Take two things you know are great – popcorn and chocolate – and introduce them to each other. It’s so simple, you’ll wonder why you never put the idea together yourself – but don’t kick yourself. Instead, read this recipe!

19. Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn

Cinnamon and sugar go together so well, and they make for a perfect addition to popcorn! Greta for romantic movies – it’s so sweet, and yet with a hint of warming spice!

This recipe makes a lovely sugary glaze for your popcorn, with that hint of cinnamon that gives it that homely taste. It’s also a little decadent too, with the addition of double cream – and of course, it’s super sweet!

20. BBQ Popcorn

Rich and deep flavored, this snack is a great way to have popcorn! It’s full of great-tasting herbs and spices that make a fantastic mix of flavors on your freshly cooked popcorn.

Brown sugar and olive oil combined too, to make a decadent sweet and light drizzle that holds the herbs and spices together on the popcorn – making for a delicious BBQ experience! The recipe says you can store this for up to 2 days after making – but you’re more likely to just eat the lot!

21. Cherry Candy Popcorn Recipe

Cherries are such a delicious fruit – and they’re the sort of snack that you can’t help but keep reaching for. Much like popcorn, then! Well, why not mix the two together, and create an amazing snack that you’ll absolutely love?

You won’t need to use actual cherries for this recipe, but cherry-flavored Jello instead. This is a great-tasting snack – and who doesn’t love cherry-flavored Jello?

22. Banana Split Popcorn

Fruit flavors and popcorn go really well together – and, of course, chocolate goes well with almost anything! It’s no surprise that this snack tastes great when you look at the ingredients, then – freshly made popcorn, marshmallows, candy melts, banana pudding mix, strawberry Jello, and chocolate melts – the theme couldn’t be clearer!

This is a fantastic-tasting sweet snack that’s great for both kids and adults. These are absolutely great – so much fun!

23. Toffee Popcorn

A traditional favorite, toffee popcorn is an old classic for a good reason – it’s never stopped being good! This recipe is quick and simple to make – all you need is some salted butter and light muscovado sugar to make the toffee glaze.

Melt them together in a heated pan and you’ve got your toffee, ready for coating your fresh popcorn! Easy and great tasting, you’ll have this one made before you’ve picked what film you’re watching!

24. Curry Popcorn

Curry might not be a flavor that you‘d normally associate with popcorn – even if you normally prefer your popcorn to be more savory than sweet!

However, this recipe will make a great-tasting snack with the flavor of curry – but still perfect for snacking out of a bowl! Of course, it’s drizzled with butter too, after being fried in a curry-flavored oil. Definitely a novel idea!

25. Popcorn Tacos

This is definitely a fun recipe – popcorn tacos! This is fun to make and eat, and will make for a cool and unique experience! It’s not just a joke recipe either. Far from being just tacos and popcorn together, this is a tasty meal idea that uses some great ingredients to make a great-tasting taco snack!


There you have it – 25 of the best recipes involving popcorn. Try them out – you’ll have a lot of fun making great-tasting snacks. Just remember to share!

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