5 Tasty Homemade Popcorn Recipes

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In honor of National Popcorn Day, I have decided to share with you 5 Tasty Homemade Popcorn Recipes. These are some of my favorite ways to enjoy this delicious snack.

Let me start by saying popcorn is my favorite snack in the whole world. I know, that’s a huge statement, but I mean every word of it!

I’ve been eating popcorn for many, many years — not just a little here and a little there. I mean, I have been EATING popcorn for years!

It all started with my first Stir Crazy Popcorn Popper I got for Christmas when I was about 10. Although I received many gifts, that was the only gift I can remember getting for Christmas that year.

That was the best popper ever! It had a black bottom with a clear bowl. The top had a butter cap that allowed the butter to melt on top of the popcorn as it popped. It made popping popcorn fun! This one is like the popper I am using now.

I asked for a new popper every year. Why? Because I wore the bowl out. Usually, by the time December rolled around, the bowl had a crack, or the handle was broken. Remember, I used it every day, and it was just a plastic bowl. The bottom part still worked great, but it wasn’t much good without the bowl. 🙂

Instead of eating dessert at night– I popped corn. My daily snack–you guessed it–Popcorn. I told you–I was addicted.

When I go to the movies, I always get a big bucket of popcorn for ME. My family knows–DON’T ASK ME TO SHARE MY POPCORN. GET YOUR OWN! 🙂 Hey, popcorn is a guilty pleasure I enjoy!

As the years have passed, I have slacked off from eating so much popcorn. I still rate it as my #1 snack food, though. My daughter and son also have popcorn fever. They are not quite as addicted to it as I am, but they also enjoy it as a snack.

So, in honor of National Popcorn Day, here are 5 Tasty Homemade Popcorn Recipes.
Homemade Popcorn Recipes
Homemade Popcorn Recipes

Original Flavor Popcorn

Popcorn popped with salt and butter. Sometimes original is the way to go. There is absolutely nothing wrong with plain ole popcorn and butter. If you are feeling a little wild–try adding in some m&m’s. You know the saying–If it ain’t broke–don’t fix it!

 

White Chocolate Twix Popcorn

White Chocolate Twix Popcorn
White Chocolate Twix Popcorn

Yes, I did! Twix bite-sized candy bar pieces. As I have said before, Chocolate and caramel just go together. In this case, white chocolate, popcorn, and Twix pieces go together beautifully. Easy recipe. 3 Ingredients! White almond bark, popcorn, and Twix bite-sized pieces. Feel free to use mini peanut butter cups as well. Chocolate and peanut butter is the best combination ever!
I usually take the bite-sized candy bar pieces and chop them into smaller pieces.
I can not get enough of this treat.

Ingredients:
24 ounce block White Almond Bark
6 quarts popped popcorn (15-18 cups)
11/2 cupsTwix bite-sized pieces-(cut into smaller pieces) or use mini peanut butter cups

Instructions:
Pop your corn and spread out onto a long baking sheet.
Melt your chocolate according to package directions.
Pour melted chocolate over popcorn and stir until all popcorn is covered with the chocolate.
Add Twix bite-sized pieces. Stir well. Let cool.

Click Here for a printable recipe.PDF Chocolate Twix Popcorn

 

Rocky Road Popcorn

Rocky Road Popcorn
Rocky Road Popcorn

White chocolate chips, chocolate chips, marshmallows, nuts. This is incredibly addictive. This is a sticky sweet treat. Have the napkins ready.
I keep this in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It seems to keep it firm and not quite as sticky to eat.

Ingredients:
10 cups popped popcorn
6 cups mini marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
2 Cups chocolate chips ( I used 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips)
1 cup peanuts

Instructions:
Place popped popcorn in a large bowl or long sheet pan.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and 4 cups of mini marshmallows together until melted and smooth.
Working quickly, pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and stir until all is coated.
Let cool for a few minutes (so your other ingredients won’t melt) and add the rest of your marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peanuts. Stir well.
Let cool completely.

Click here for a printable recipe. Rocky Road Popcorn

 

Caramel & Nuts Popcorn

Caramel & Nuts Popcorn
Caramel & Nuts Popcorn

This takes just a little patience to get this snack done, but it is worth the wait. Crunchy caramel and nuts–need I say more. If you are a fan of Cracker Jacks, this is your kind of snack!

Ingredients:
10 cups popped popcorn
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup peanuts

Instructions:
Heat oven to 250 degrees.
Pour the popcorn in a large bowl.
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Bring to a boil and boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. It will become smooth and change colors.

Tip: Do not leave the stove at any point while the caramel is boiling. It will boil over quickly and could burn.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add vanilla, salt, and baking soda. The baking soda will cause the caramel to foam up. This is what you want.
Quickly and carefully, pour the caramel over the popcorn. Add peanuts. Stir until everything has been coated.
Pour popcorn onto a large lined cookie sheet -(parchment paper) and place it into the oven. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Store in an air-tight container.

Click here for a printable recipe. Caramel & Nuts Popcorn

 

 

Chocolate Fudge Popcorn

Chocolate Fudge Popcorn
Chocolate Fudge Popcorn

This fudge is awesome. It’s like two of the best things come together in one bite. Fudge and popcorn. Really? Could life get any better? Anyway, this is a must-try recipe. If you like fudge and popcorn, then you will like this. I promise.

Ingredients:

10 cups popped popcorn
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 12 ounces can evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1 jar marshmallow cream
12-ounce bag peanut butter morsels
12-ounce bag milk chocolate morsels
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans –optional

Instructions:
Pour popcorn into a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine brown sugar, sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add marshmallow cream and morsels. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add nuts if desired. Pour over popcorn and stir until well coated.  Pour into a 13×9 inch casserole dish lined with foil or parchment paper. I sprayed the foil for easy removal. Allow fudge to set and cool. I usually pop it into the refrigerator for a few hours or so. Cut into desired pieces. I keep it stored in a covered container in the fridge.

Click here for a printable recipe. Chocolate Fudge Popcorn

 

Any of these Homemade Popcorn Recipes will make an awesome snack for movie night, sleep-overs for the kids, football games, or just because you want some popcorn. Try any of them for your next gathering. You might even decide to make them all! I did!

20 Comments

  1. Popcorn is my favorite snack, too! I am just as obsessed! I have been putting some freshly cracked black pepper and grated parm on mine recently.

  2. My husband loves popcorn and used to have like 3 of those crazy stir poppers before we bought a big one for him. We’ll be trying out the recipes !!

  3. OK Help me. There is a small Amish town almost 2 hours from my house. Amish lady makes this popcorn I am addicted to but 2 hours??? It’s definitely a kettle corn but barely sweet and equally salty. It has a caramel drizzle that sticks to random pieces. It also has cashews that seem to be slightly caramel covered too. Its the perfect blend of buttered, kettle, caramel with nuts. How do I do this myself?

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