We love our movie nights and our little get-togethers with friends and family, so why not try something a little daring with a treat that usually only gets the choice of butter and salt. These popcorn recipes that are fun, sophisticated, playful, and exotic will turn up the fun. They are also a super safe way to start segueing into more exotic culinary adventures.
1. Peanut Butter Cashew Popcorn
This popcorn recipe from Julie’s Eats & Treats is a grown-up popcorn ball that has cashews and honey as some of the ingredients. Sticky sweet, it will have you reaching for more.
2. Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn
Spicy and with bacon! That is enough said from A Cozy Kitchen. This popcorn recipe will make many weak in the knees.
3. Funfetti Popcorn
Got kids or just a kid at heart? Stir up some fun with this rainbow sprinkle popcorn covered in cake batter mix and melted white chocolate. Fun and easy to make and to eat!
4. Turtle Popcorn
Get me started with anything that has real butter, brown sugar, and pecans! This will turn your favorite candy into your favorite popcorn.
5. Wasabi Popcorn
I can’t do everything sticky sweet, so turn up the heat with wasabi and cayenne pepper powdered popcorn! The sweet comes from the brown sugar.
6. Truffle Bacon Popcorn
Did someone say bacon? I don’t know if the truffle salt is worth the expense, but I do know a little substitution would probably not be missed in lieu of more bacon and dashed with parmesan cheese.
7. Curried Popcorn
Want something with curry in a hurry? You can pop the popcorn and stir in the ingredients after. This will give you a different texture you might enjoy. But try it their way too, because the olive oil and the curry in the pan with the sugar while popping does something special with the flavor.
8. PB & J Popcorn
Something for the kids again and so pretty for presentation. It might be fun to do this with different jellies. The white chocolate is a great way to get any flavor to stick. You may have to play with the amount of jelly to get the color and flavor balance you want.
9. Tequila Popcorn
Only a dash of tequila, cayenne, and cumin with some lime juice, so don’t think this is going to soggy or so risque. It is, however, fun and the flavor and smell could be very enjoyable and complimentary to a themed party. Got to try it.
10. Taco Popcorn
This is supposed to taste like Doritos! So I would try it out just the see, but I was missing the idea of real cheese melting all over the place. So I might just improvise and sprinkle on some cheddar. Get real cheesy!
11. Coconut Curry Popcorn
With curry, coconut oil, and cumin, you can get a little adventurous without breaking your budget or your kitchen. I think I’d pair this with a great movie from India. Have a themed movie night.
12. Key Lime Pie Popcorn
Miniature melted marshmallows and melted white chocolate make it an easy win. Key Lime frosting and more melted dark chocolate with graham cracker chunks make this a win-win.
13. Salted Caramel Almond Pretzel Popcorn
Salted caramel has got to be the great marketing catch phrase of the confection market. With the almonds and the pretzels to complete the dish, the only think I am wanted is maybe some dark chocolate drizzled on.
14. Cookies and Cream
There are only three ingredients: popcorn, Oreos, and white chocolate. Go for it!
15. Reese’s Peanut Butter Popcorn
I’m not sure if they needed more than three ingredients with this one. The popcorn, mini peanut butter cups, and with melted chocolate chips was enough to get me going. But their way is great, too.
16. Parmesan Basil Popcorn
Healthy and easy, this tasty treat you can whip up super quick with less mess. Just some coconut oil and some freshly grated parmesan and a little bit of basil.
17. Almond Joy Popcorn
For this, you are not just tossing your favorite candy bar into a hot bowl of popcorn. The ingredients are parsed out and you mix it all together in perfect harmony to get this yummy dish.
18. White Chocolate Thin Mint Popcorn
In less than 10 minutes with just a handful of chopped up thin mint cookies, you will have a wonderful snack.
19. Cinnamon Bun Popcorn
If this could have a caramel crust on the outside that you crunch through bite after bite, you would have some serious noshing.
20. Nutella Popcorn
How many people in the world love that particular brand of hazelnut chocolate spread? And how wonderful and idea than to spread it all over some popcorn. Take a little extra time and a few extra ingredients, and you will have a splendid treat many of your friends would love to eat.