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Flavored Popcorn Recipes

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Your favorite movie night snack just got an upgrade with these easy and delicious Flavored Popcorn Recipes. From savory taco and salsa verde popcorns, to sweet white chocolate and honey lemon flavors, you’re sure to find a new recipe to try that is perfect for every occasion!

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The Johnson Family loves Movie Night! We actually bought a massive sectional sofa specifically for movie night viewing comfort! And no movie night would be complete without popcorn, am I right?

Below you will find some of the best popcorn recipes with unique flavors to turn plain popcorn into something special. What better way to celebrate the holidays, birthdays, game day, or munch on as an afternoon snack!

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Recipes

White Chocolate Popcorn
You will love how easy this White Chocolate Popcorn recipe is to make! This family favorite can be jazzed up with M&Ms and colored sprinkles for any theme or occasion.
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A bowl filled with white chocolate popcorn with colored sprinkles and m&ms.
Honey Lemon Popcorn
This Honey Lemon Popcorn recipe is easy to make with a tangy, sweet, and refreshing taste that is the perfect sweet snack any time of year.
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Looking down on a large bowl of caramel popcorn with spilled popcorn, honey and lemon rinds in the background.
Instant Pot Kettle Corn
Did you know that you can make DIY kettle corn popcorn at home? This sweet and salty instant pot kettle corn recipe is an easy homemade snack that is highly addictive!
Check out this recipe
instant pot kettle corn in a blue bowl on a blue background.
Pina Colada Popcorn
Pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts are tossed with white chocolate and popcorn to create the ultimate Pina Colada Popcorn snack!
Check out this recipe
Pina Colada Popcorn in a cocktail glass with a straw and paper umbrella stick out of the top of the glass and popcorn scattered around the table
Instant Pot Chocolate Bacon Popcorn
Instant Pot Chocolate Bacon Popcorn is an easy and delicious, sweet and salty snack that is perfect for after school, movie night, or game day!
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Chocolate Bacon Popcorn in a dark blue bowl falling out on a wooden background
Springtime Chocolate Covered Popcorn
This Springtime Chocolate Covered Popcorn is sweet and delicious covered in pastel colored chocolates, sprinkles, and candies!
Check out this recipe
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Monster Mash Popcorn
Monster Mash Popcorn is topped with slime green chocolate, ghoulish sprinkles and M&Ms, candy eyes, and purple chocolate covered pretzels
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A bowl overflowing with green candy coated popcorn, sprinkles, purple pretzel sticks, and multi-colored candy coated chocolates.
Troll Boogers Popcorn
Any Harry Potter fans in the house They will love this Troll Boogers popcorn!
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A black cauldron filled with dark green Troll Boogers popcorn
Grinch Popcorn
This easy to make Grinch Popcorn recipe is the perfect chocolate coated treat addition to your next Holiday party or family movie night.
Check out this recipe
Green chocolate covered popcorn spilling out of a small bucket held by a Grinch doll.
Grinch Marshmallow Popcorn Balls
Grinch Marshmallow Popcorn Balls are the perfect holiday treat made with green marshmallow coated popcorn and topped with candy hearts.
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A green marshmallow popcorn ball with a red candy heart and green sprinkles surrounded by sprinkles, hearts, and colorful ball garland.
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Microwave Method: Place one-third cup of popcorn kernels in a brown lunch bag and microwave for 3.5 minutes, or use the popcorn button. I usually make two batches and snack on the leftovers.

Savory Popcorn Recipes

Wasabi Popcorn Recipe
This homemade Wasabi Popcorn recipe is tossed with wasabi powder, garlic, sugar, salt, and oil to create a sweet and spicy flavor combination for snacking.
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Two bowls filled with wasabi seasoned popcorn recipe with chop sticks and popcorn scattered on the table.
Salsa Verde Popcorn
Tantalizing, spicy, and unexpected are the best ways to describe this Salsa Verde Popcorn…and of course, crazy delicious!
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Taco Popcorn
Taco Popcorn is a savory snack that your party guests and family will love! It’s tangy and slightly spicy flavor is always a crowd pleaser. 
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Instant Pot Popcorn
Did you know that you can make popcorn in an Instant Pot? That’s right, you can have fresh, hot popcorn in minutes whenever those snack cravings strike!
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Stovetop Method: Pour 3 tablespoons of oil and 0.5-cup of popcorn kernels into a 4-quart pot. Cover pot with lid leaving it slightly ajar so the steam can escape. Cook popcorn over medium heat shaking the pan frequently. When popping slows, remove the the pot from heat.

Popcorn FAQs

Is yellow or white popcorn kernels better?

Yellow popcorn kernels puff up larger and fluffier than white kernels which gives you more surface area for your flavorings, and they hold up better when coating with chocolate and caramel.

Do movie theaters use white or yellow kernels?

Yellow kernels are used by most movie theaters because they puff up big, are less crumbly, and have a buttery yellow hue.

How do you store leftover popcorn?

Allow popcorn to cool completely and place in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for 3 to 5 days. Popcorn will become chewier the longer you store it.

Popcorn Making Tools

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20 Comments

    1. Thanks Carrie. I have just about finished off the marshmallow popcorn, it is so good!! I guess I better make more so I have something to eat while I’m watching the movie. 😉

  1. this is just too adorable and perfect for our Friday night Big Hero 6 viewing! I am always looking for a new way to dress up popcorn and you have it covered! #client

  2. I am in love with this popcorn idea! Way to think outside the box! 🙂 How creative and super yummmmmmy! We just watched the movie twice back to back days! Maybe we will have to watch it again tomorrow so we can enjoy some of this popcorn! 🙂
    Cathy

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