Popcorn Recipes

Here are several popcorn recipes for snacking. These recipes are not going to be as healthy as plain popcorn. But they sure are delicious.

On other pages I have spent time telling you about how to eat popcorn as a healthy snack. However, here are some popcorn recipes that are not the healthiest of snacks. But these recipes are fun to make, and, more importantly, fun to eat! Plus they make wonderful home-made gifts. (These are recipes to eat. If you want recipes for decorations, check out the craft pages.)

There are several recipes for quick and easy caramel popcorn. There is a recipe for popcorn-pecan pie (not low fat)! And if you really want to try something different, there is a recipe for Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn! Here is just a few of the recipes.

For some really unusual recipes, check out these breakfast recipes made from popcorn.

Interested in popcorn pizza recipes (or pizza popcorn recipes)? Check out these recipes.

Want some recipes for chocolate popcorn? Check here.

Unusual Popcorn Recipes

Bacon Popcorn


·         1/2 cup bacon grease

·         3/4 cup un-popped popcorn kernels

·         1/2 teaspoon season salt

·         3 tablespoons bacon bits

·         1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


1.   Measure the bacon grease into a 6-quart pot and place on the stove over high heat.

2.   Insert one or two popcorn kernels in the grease to test. When they pop, add the rest of the kernels and cover the pot with a lid.

3.   As the kernels starts popping, shake the pot back and forth constantly.

4.   When the popping slows down, remove the pot from the heat and let it stand as the kernels stop popping.

5.   Pour the popcorn into a large bowl or paper bag.

6.   Sprinkle the season salt on it and stir. Add more, if desired.

7.   Toss the popcorn with bacon bits and shredded cheddar and serve.

From Richmond Register, Jan 22, 2017

Cinnamon Popcorn


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups cinnamon red hot candies
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
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1.   Link baking sheets with parchment paper.

2.   Combine the butter, corn syrup and cinnamon candies in a bowl over medium heat.

3.   Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for five minutes.

4.   Pour the syrup over the popcorn in a large, heatproof bowl and stir to cover as evenly as possible.

5.   Spread the popcorn on the prepared baking sheets.

6.   Bake the popcorn at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes until the coating is set.

7.   Let it cool and serve.

From Richmond Register, Jan 22, 2017

Kool-Aid Popcorn


·         6 quarts popped popcorn

·         2 cups white sugar

·         1 cup light corn syrup

·         2/3 cup butter

·         2 envelopes Kool-Aid, any flavor

·         1 teaspoon baking soda

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1.   Grease a large baking sheet.

2.   Place the popcorn in a large bowl.

3.   Combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter in a saucepan.

4.   Bring the mixture to a boil for about three minutes until the sugar dissolves.

5.   Combine the drink mix and baking soda in a large bowl.

6.   Pour the sugar mixture into the drink mixture, stirring carefully. The sugar mixture will bubble.

7.   Pour the mixture over the popcorn and then toss to evenly coat. Transfer the popcorn to the baking sheet.

8.   Bake the popcorn at 225 degrees — stirring every 10 minutes — for about 30 minutes until the coating hardens.

9. Let the popcorn cool then break into pieces and serve.

From Richmond Register, Jan 22, 2017

Sweet Sriracha Popcorn


·         1 cup pecan halves

·         1/2 cup hulled (green) pumpkin seeds

·         12 cups popped popcorn, fresh

·         1 cup dried cranberries

·         1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon butter

·         1 tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce

·         1 teaspoon sea salt


1.   Spread the pecan halves and pumpkin seeds on a rimmed baking sheet.

2.   Toast them at 350 degrees for six to eight minutes or until fragrant.

3.   Let them cool slightly.

4.   Melt the brown sugar and cinnamon butter with the Sriracha sauce.

5.   Make the popcorn and while it’s still warm, combine it with the pecan halves, pumpkin seeds and cranberries in a large bowl.

6.   Drizzle the popcorn with the butter mixture and toss to coat.

7.   Sprinkle it with the salt and toss again.

8. Serve immediately

From Richmond Register, Jan 22, 2017

Crackle Corn


1.   Baking Pan 9 1/2″ x 15″

2.   4 Quarts of Air Popped Popcorn (1/2 Cup of Popcorn Kernels)

3.   1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter

4.   1/2 Cup Karo Corn Syrup

5.   1 Cup Sugar

6.   1/2 Teaspoon Salt

7.   1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla


1.   Pre-heat oven to 250 Degrees.

2.   Pop Popcorn Kernels

3.   Combine the Butter, Karo Corn Syrup, Sugar, and Salt into a sauce pan

4.   Cook it on the stove until the ingredients begin to boil (be sure to stir this while it is on the stove). Keep in mind that this “Crackle Mixture” will start to boil after the butter and sugar have melted.

5.   After the butter and sugar have melted, let the “Crackle Mixture” boil for 5 minutes (do not stir during the 5 minutes).

6.   After 5 minutes, remove the “Crackle Mixture” from the stove and add in the vanilla.

7.   Put the 4 quarts of popcorn into the large baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray so that the popcorn does not stick.

8.   Pour the “Crackle Mixture” over the top of the popcorn and mix it in with a spatula (Hint: spray spatula with cooking spray so it doesn’t stick to the sugar as much).

9.   Once the “Crackle Mixture” is all mixed in, place the baking pan into the oven

10. Bake the Crackle Corn for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

11. Once the baking/stirring process is complete, pour the Crackle Corn    on to aluminum foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray to cool.         

12. It only needs to cool about 20-30 minutes and then you can store it in whatever container you choose, or start gift wrapping your Crackle Corn for special gifts! 

From Lemon Peony

Like caramel popcorn? Caramel popcorn is a very popular popcorn derivative. There are recipes that are very involved and there are easy recipes. I take the easy way out. Check out these easy caramel recipes.

Stale popcorn? No problem. Here are some ways to use it.