6 Poppin’ Popcorn Recipes

Popcorn Recipes from Door to Door OrganicsNothing says movie night like a batch of freshly popped popcorn. But why stick with regular popcorn if you don’t have to? Try out these popcorn recipes to add a little extra pop up your movie night snack game.

On its own, popcorn is a great vehicle for any flavor. That’s why we’ve split our list of popcorn recipes into flavor inspirations.

How to Start Popping

You don’t have to limit yourself to bags of pre-packaged microwave popcorn. There are healthier and easier ways for a quick popcorn fix!

  • Pop your favorite kernels in a simple brown paper bag. Add a quarter cup of popcorn kernels to a brown bag and fold the top over five or six times. Do not staple the bag. Microwave for 4 minutes or until there is about 1–2 seconds between pops. Carefully remove from the bag and enjoy!
  • Reward yourself for seasoning your cast iron skillet with a batch of freshly popped popcorn. Warm your cast iron and coat the bottom with 1/8 inch of oil. Add 2 kernels and heat on high until they pop. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon. Add your kernels and put a lid over it immediately. Position the lid so it vents the steam, but not so much that the popcorn can escape. Once the popping stops, turn off heat and remove from the burner. Let the lid sit for a minute before you dig in so you don’t get hit in the face with late-popping popcorn.
  • Don’t have a cast iron skillet? That last method works great in a Dutch oven too!

Savory Popcorn Recipes

Savory Popcorn Recipes
Also known as umami, you get these flavors from potatoes, onions, tomatoes, ginger, chipotle peppers, and more. They’re the kinds of things that we love to see as a main course, but they make delectable snacks too.

Cilantro Lime Popcorn

Cilantro and lime are a great on their own, but together? They’re divine. Mix equal parts of melted butter, chopped fresh cilantro, and lime juice. Salt to taste and pour over your freshly made popcorn. Fair warning: this mix goes a long way—start with two tablespoons of butter per every four cups of popcorn.

Sweet and Spicy Popcorn

If you can’t decide if you want sweet or spicy… why not have both? Combine 3 Tbsp. sugar, 1 Tbsp. paprika, 1 tsp. cayenne or chilli pepper, and 1 tsp. salt in a bowl. Toss your popcorn with 2 Tbsp. of butter and the sugar mixture until coated.

Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

Instead of worrying about whether or not you should have another piece of delicious garlic bread, give this a try. Melt a 3 Tbsp. butter on medium low heat and add one clove minced garlic and 1 tsp. minced rosemary. Cook for 1–2 minutes, until the garlic is lightly browned. Pour over warm popcorn and sprinkle the whole thing with salt and parmesan cheese to taste. Toss to coat and dig in.

Sweet Popcorn Recipes

Sweet Popcorn Recipes
If you’re a lover of caramel corn, this is probably the first place your mind went. The crunchy airiness of popcorn combined with the heavy richness of caramel makes a perfect pair. But there are a lot more ways to enjoy popcorn as a sweet.

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

It’s like your kid’s favorite cereal, except with way less sugar. Combine 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Toss popcorn in melted butter and then sprinkle with the sugar mixture. Mix again to coat.

Chocolate Chip and Popcorn Cookies

The extra crunch that popcorn gives to ooey gooey chocolate chip cookies is a pleasant surprise. Whip up your favorite chocolate chip cookies and add popped popcorn pieces to the batter before they go into the oven.

Chocolate Popcorn

If you know how to melt chocolate and caramel, you’re halfway to this tantalizing treat. Melt 8 oz. of semisweet chocolate chips and pour over a bowl of popcorn. Mix well. Want to get really sweet? Throw in a drizzle of melted caramel.

Stop at the shop for popcorn and start snacking!