Popcorn Gone Wild! Top 10 Ways to Amp Up Your Popcorn Game

There isn’t much better at the movies than a bag of popcorn with that golden, salty, liquid fat poured throughout the bag. Artfully attempting to get every kernel, we push that damn button and try our best to get the butter down the gaps of the piles of popcorn. YUM. However, it is never as good when you are at home watching a movie. That doesn’t mean there aren’t good uses for popcorn. If you are forced to make microwave popcorn out of the bag, here are our recommendations:

1. Make it the Good ‘Ol Fashioned Way

There is something special about stove-top popcorn. It sounds different while it pops and it definitely tastes different from the microwavable popcorn. Add in that it is cooked with oil with melted butter on top and salt to your liking – I’ll take this any day.


2. Snickers Popcorn

Why bother with picking between popcorn or candy? Or for that matter, having them separately? Put them together. A sweet and salty mix to the max, this popcorn could probably make a meal.

Check this one out at Cookies & Cups!


3. Nutella Marshmallow Popcorn

Please tell me you at least tried popcorn dipped in Nutella. Add in marshmallow and you got me. Enough

Check this one out at The Bitter Side of Sweet!

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4. Marshmallow Peeps Popcorn

Speaking of marshmallow…this may be the easiest recipe on here. Butter, peeps, popcorn.

Chipotle Almond Kettle Corn

5. Chipotle Almond Popcorn

Some people don’t have a sweet tooth. I don’t know how or why that would happen, but whatever. The Chipotle Almond popcorn gives a more refined take on popcorn and trail mix (minus the sweets, of course).


6. Popcorn Cake

I have no words. Truly. Everything good in life, added to popcorn. YUM

7. Jalapeno Popper Popcorn

Like I said, some jerks don’t like sweets. BUT, everyone likes bacon. Yes, bacon in popcorn, with a little bit of spice.

8. Peanut Butter and Fluff Popcorn

For the fans of the classic fluffernutter. Nothing wrong here.


9. Hot Chocolate Popcorn

This take on hot chocolate includes milk chocolate, white chocolate, marshmallows. It isn’t missing anything! Only thing I may change is melting the marshmallow rather than sprinkling on mini mallows.

Check this one out at A Kitchen Addiction!

Homemade Cheesy Popcorn

10. Cheesy Crunch Popcorn

You didn’t think we’d forget about cheese, did you? Not cheese powder, but REAL cheese. Put the sodium bomb of shakeable cheese down and get out the real shit. You’re welcome.

Check this one out at Super Healthy Kids!

Chipotle Almond Kettle Corn

Chipotle Almond Kettle Corn

Chipotle Almond Kettle Corn

Only a couple days left until the ultimate sugarfest known as Halloween. If you get sick of noshing on mini chocolate bars and candy apples (do people still make/eat candy apples on Halloween anymore?) why not make a homemade snack that’s not only sweet, but also salty and spicy? Win-win-win if you ask me.

I got a pack of chipotle maple almonds from Naturebox and while they suggested mixing the nuts in a homemade popcorn, their delightful flavor combo inspired me to throw together this special chipotle kettle corn. As we all know, I love chipotle. A lot. It’s kind of weird. Anyway:

Chipotle Almond Kettle Corn

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On Trend: Popcorn

The Fancy Food Show took place in Washington earlier this month and just like any other food event, influencers gathered to sniff out the top trends. Japanese and booze-inspired fare came out as favorites, as well as cherries and DIY kits. My favorite yield, however, is popcorn.

Manufacturers dress up popcorn in cheese, truffles and as a double-trend, bourbon, to turn this homely snack into a celebrity. But as high as popcorn climbs on the social ladder, it will always remain an innocent treat found on stove tops and in between movie seat cushions.

Happy Hour Kettle Corn, popping at the Cleveland State University Market, makes sure the good ole fashion snack continues to find happy mouths. Here’s a quick video of the making of kettle corn: 8 pounds of corn popped and seasoned in less than 3 minutes.