9 Party-Approved Popcorn Recipes That Aren’t Just Buckets of Butter


Movie nights are inevitable during winter. Whether you live somewhere cold and refuse to leave the house when it’s below 30 degrees (wise decision) or just live for Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas movies, you and your couch are about to get some extra quality time. All the more reason for a movie snack upgrade.

When you make popcorn at home, you’re pretty much guaranteed to come up with something healthier than a movie theater bag… those nutrition facts are downright frightening. But that doesn’t mean you need to skimp on flavor. These recipes show you how to make your popcorn sweet, savory, or spicy, with just a few extra ingredients. Oh, and if you’re popping your own kernels, we recommend trying this Arrowhead Mills brand.

1. Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

2. Oven-Roasted Pizza Popcorn

Oven-Roasted Pizza Popcorn

game day, and it definitely makes enough to feed a crowd. For the most part, you just need to raid your spice cabinet: This popcorn uses paprika, sea salt, garlic powder, oregano, and basil, plus a dash of hot sauce and freshly grated Parm. Ain’t no party like a pizza popcorn party…

3. Cinnamon Bun Popcorn

Cinnamon Bun Popcorn

4. Spicy Lime Popcorn

Spicy Lime Popcorn

5. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn

6. Healthy Popcorn Trail Mix

Healthy Popcorn Trail Mix

Boomchickapop. Mix your popcorn of choice with cashews, sunflower seeds, dried apricots, and cranberries, and shake it up. Easiest trail mix ever.

7. Everything Bagel Popcorn

Everything Bagel Popcorn

8. Trail Mix Popcorn Balls

Trail Mix Popcorn Balls

9. Holiday Santa Munch Mix

Holiday Santa Munch Mix

You kind of have to make this festive snack sometime during the holiday season… it’s too cute not to. Santa Munch is made with popcorn, pretzels, nuts, white chocolate chips, and holiday M&Ms. Apparently, Santa likes to nom on all the same snacks we do, so looks like we’re making double.

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