I used to think that making your own popcorn was silly since it was so easy to throw a bag in the microwave…
It wasn’t until I started realizing how bad that popcorn can be for you, did I start looking for recipes to make at home
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably doing the same!
I’ve picked some basic popcorn recipes so you have a good base to start from. Then you can start adding on different toppings
Below first three are the sweets, then the savory:
Table of Contents
- 1 Stove Top Popcorn
- 2 Kettle Corn
- 3 Instant Pot Popcorn
- 4 Red Hot Cinnamon
- 5 Butterfinger Cookies and Cream
- 6 Healthy Caramel Corn
- 7 Cake Batter Popcorn
- 8 Peanut Butter
- 9 Fudge Mint Popcorn
- 10 Unicorn Popcorn
- 11 Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn
- 12 Dark Chocolate Sea Salt
- 13 Rainbow Popcorn
- 14 Peppermint Bark Popcorn
- 15 Parmesan Ranch
- 16 Salty Spicy Popcorn
- 17 Buffalo Ranch
- 18 Cuban Seasoned Popcorn
- 19 Canadian Cheddar
- 20 The Ultimate Truffle Popcorn
- 21 Sour Cream and Onion
- 22 Pizza Popcorn
Stove Top Popcorn
Source: Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Looking for that classic stovetop popcorn recipe!? If so, look no further…
Shes keeps the recipe super simple and anyone can whip this up in no time. Plus, she even includes ideas and ingredients for toppings to spice things up with
Stop using the microwave and start popping your own popcorn!
Source: Two Peas And Their Pods
With all the crazy popcorn recipes I found below, I have to say, kettle corn is still one of my favorites by a long shot
What’s better than popcorn and sugar?!
Similar to the previous stovetop recipe, this one is super simple and should only take about 10 minutes to make
Sweeten up your next movie night with this delicious recipe!
Instant Pot Popcorn
Source: Earth Food And Fire
No list of popcorn recipes would be complete without an instant pot recipe, right?
If you’ve seen any of my other posts, you know that I absolutely love my instant pot and love finding new recipes for it
The thing you have to be careful with is that you might burn the popcorn
It could take a little adjusting to get things right but once you do, this is might be the easiest way to make popcorn, ever!
Red Hot Cinnamon
Source: I Heart Eating
Do you love those little red hots on your Christmas cookies?!
If so, this recipe is going to be your excuse to have them year round. She calls for microwave popcorn but you could easily substitute that out with one of the recipes from above
This recipe does take a bit longer than a standard popcorn recipe since you have to bake it after making the popcorn… but, the end product is a red hot lovers dream
Be careful with this one! 🔴
Butterfinger Cookies and Cream
Source: Inside BruCrew Life
This recipe had me at Butterfinger, then to add cookies and cream on top of that… I was all in!
If you want to REALLY sweeten up your popcorn, this one is for you
It’s actually pretty simple once you have the popcorn made. You can melt the white chocolate and marshmallows over everything then split the batch into two so you can add the different toppings
Netflix watch parties will never be the same after this!
Healthy Caramel Corn
Source: Lauren’s Latest
Healthy and caramel in the same sentence? Yes, please…
After you have your popcorn made, you lightly boil real maple syrup, coconut oil, and sea salt until it thickens up
Then just pour over your homemade popcorn and you have a delicious snack ready to go in under 45 minutes
Feel like your cheating on your diet without going crazy!
Cake Batter Popcorn
Source: Two Sisters Crafting
I’m a lover of anything cake batter so it’s a no brainer with this recipe
Marshmallows, butter and cake butter slowly melted together is the base for this super fun and tasty popcorn. Once you have that mixture made up, you slowly pour that over your popcorn and add sprinkles to your liking
You kids will absolutely devour this snack!
Source: Butter with a Side of Bread
Peanut butter and popcorn is a match made in heaven!
She calls for M&M’s but I personally think Reeses Pieces would be even better. But that’s coming from a die hard peanut butter lover 😃
After you have your popcorn made, this recipe will only take about 20 minutes to whip up
Make your movie night even butter with this tasty popcorn!
Fudge Mint Popcorn
Source: Inside BruCrew Life
Looking for a super festive St. Patty’s Day dessert or just a fun popcorn recipe?
She makes it look sooooo good that you might shy away from it thinking you couldn’t make something that good looking…
(I know I think that sometimes lol 😜)
But with only a handful of ingredients like marshmallows, M&M’s, mint cookies, and white chocolate, you’ll have this delicious popcorn POPPED up in about 15 minutes
Satisfy your sweet tooth on movie night!
Source: Life Love Liz
If you have a little unicorn lover in your house, they are going to love this one
The real “secret” with this recipe is to use cotton candy flavored candy melts to get the full effect. All you have to do is drizzle the candy melts and add a sprinkle to your popcorn then it’s ready to eat!
Your little ones will be over the rainbow after eating this one 🌈
Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn
Source: Creations by Kara
If you know me, you know I love cinnamon rolls and will take an excuse to make them
I love this recipe since it gives me yet another reason to break out the cinnamon and frosting (or white chocolate in this case)
After you prep everything you just need to bake for 30 minutes while stirring thing up even 10
Have breakfast for an after dinner snack!
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt
Source: Celebrating Sweets
Looking for something more on the simple side of things?
I mean who doesn’t love dark chocolate, especially paired with sea salt. I know I’m a sucker when it comes to those two 😆
After making your popcorn, you drizzle the chocolate over everything then toss to completely cover the entire batch
Netflix and chocolate 🍿
Source: The Decorated Cookie
Want to take the unicorn popcorn even one step further?!
These super fun rainbow recipe is very similar but uses even more colors to give you that rainbow effect. This is the perfect sweet snack for the next movie night
Whether its the kids or you, this batch will be gone in no time!
Peppermint Bark Popcorn
Source: Your Cup of Cake
One of my favorite party about Christmas time is all the desserts… especially the peppermint bark
With this recipe, you can have the best of both worlds and you won’t have to wait until the Holidays to enjoy that tasty snack again
Plus, if you have leftover candy canes hiding in the cupboards, this is a great way to use them up
Treat yourself with this peppermint bark popcorn!
Source: Five Heart Home
First on the savory list is the classic parmesan ranch recipe
If you’re looking to add some flair to your popcorn but don’t want to die from a sugar overload these will be perfect for you
Besides the parmesan cheese (not the bottled kind) and the dried dill, you will probably have all the ingredients needed
Whip up some classy popcorn for your next date night!
Salty Spicy Popcorn
Source: Give Recipe
Looking to really spice things up with your homemade popcorn game?
This salty and spicy recipe is going to become your go to! Cumin, chili powder, and black pepper make up the topping and blended together, make up a unique end product
Spice up your next Nexflix viewing party!
Source: Serena Bakes
Here’s another one for all the spicy lovers out there
With the addition of hot sauced paired with the dill, this really takes the heat up a notch…
Depending on how much you can take lol. For me, it’s not that much so I only add a small touch of hot sauce 😜
Pop, lock and drop it with this popcorn HEAT 🔥
Cuban Seasoned Popcorn
Source: A Sassy Spoon
Want to add some international flair to your popcorn this next movie night?
This Cuban seasoned recipe is your boarding pass! She uses avocado oil to cook the popcorn and links to her Cuban seasoning powder that is added on top
I love how she keeps it pretty simple but still adding a lot of flavors
Don’t miss your flight for this tasty recipe ✈️
Source: Peppers & Pennies
If you’re looking for something without all the spices and craziness, then this cheddar recipe is the one for you
It’s very easy to whip up by just melting butter and grating the cheese. Once your popcorn is ready, add the butter / cheese and mix until the entire batch is coated
Stack that cheddar and enjoy your Nextflix!
The Ultimate Truffle Popcorn
Source: Fox & Briar
Truffle just sounds classy, doesn’t it? lol
If you really want to go all out with your popcorn this recipe will be at the top of your list
With the combination of truffle oil AND truffle salt, this really earns the Ultimate status
Get classy with this truffle popcorn!
Sour Cream and Onion
Source: Kitchen Concoctions
My personal favorite chips are the sour cream and onion flavor… so it’s no wonder, this recipe made the list
The kicker with this one is the powdered buttermilk that she adds in the mix. After you have your popcorn ready, this delicious topping will only take about 10 minutes to whip up
Turn your favorite chips into your favorite popcorn!
Source: Tastes of Lizzy T
Pizza AND popcorn, I’m in trouble 🤣
While this isn’t as quick and easy as some of the others on the list, its completely worth it! With ingredients like parmesan,
mozzarella, and crushed red peppers (just to name a few) its hard to go wrong
Turn pizza and a movie… into pizza, POPCORN, and a movie!