How To Make Flavored Popcorn

Flavored Popcorn

Flavored Popcorn

Turn your plain and boring popcorn into delicious flavored popcorn. By adding a few simple ingredients and spices you can turn ordinary popcorn into tasty flavored popcorn that is sure to perk up your taste buds. Here are some popcorn flavor recipes for making, cinnamon, cheese, tex-mex, pizza, caramel and red hot popcorn. Try some of these delicious recipes for family movie night or for serving at your next party. Popcorn is a great anytime treat. 

Flavored Popcorn Recipes

Easy recipes for turning your ordinary popcorn into a pop of tasty flavored popcorn.  

  • Cheese Popcorn:

    • Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Add 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Pour over popcorn and toss.

    Tex-Mex Popcorn:

    • Melt butter and add a pinch of chili powder or a small amount of taco seasoning. Pour over popcorn and toss.

    Pizza Popcorn:

    • Add a pinch of oregano, basil and parsley to melted butter. Pour over popcorn and toss.

    Red-Hot Popcorn:

    • Add a dash or two to melted butter. Pour over popcorn and toss.

    Cinnamon Popcorn:

    • Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle over popcorn. 

Popcorn Cart

Fun circus style popcorn cart for home movies and parties. 

Caramel Flavored Popcorn

Caramel Flavored Popcorn

Caramel Flavored Popcorn Balls

  • Heat caramel sauce or Kraft caramels in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Pour sauce over popcorn and toss until the popcorn is well coated.
  • Roll mixture in balls.  

Macadamia Caramel Flavored Popcorn Recipe


  • 8 cups popped corn
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups macadamia nuts
  1. Combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt, and a large sauce pan; bring to then lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the baking soda; stir until mixture is creamy.
  3. Pour mixture over the popcorn and toss with the macadamia nuts.
  4. Spread on a buttered jellyroll pan and bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes; stir every 10 minutes.

Popcorn Poppers

Nostalgia Electrics KPM508 Vintage Collection Kettle Popcorn Maker
Emgee $45.59

This tabletop vintage style popcorn machine pops up to 1 gallon of fresh movie theater style popcorn in just minutes.

West Bend 82416 Air Crazy 3.5 Quart Corn Popper
West Bend $27.12

A space saving popcorn popper that pops 4 quarts of popcorn in just 3 minutes! It uses hot air instead of oil, so it's less fattening and almost no kernel goes unpopped.  

The Original Whirley Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper Theater Style Popcorn Set
Wabash Valley Farms $35.10

This stovetop popcorn popper includes 3 popcorn kits. It has a removable lid for convenient storage, and the pan easily wipes clean with a paper towel. 

Popcorn Fun Facts

  • Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in dietary fiber and low in calories and fat.
  • The world's largest popcorn ball weighed 3,415 pounds.
  • Some companies use popcorn as a packing material because it is biodegradable.
  • Popcorn machines were invented in the late 19th century.
  • Popcorn was discovered by Native Americans.
  • The oldest form of popcorn dates back to 3600 BC.

Popcorn Accessories

Dozen Popcorn Paper Bags
Century Novelty $7.01

These popcorn bags are great for parties and family movie night. They make clean up a breeze.

DII Pop Corn Ceramic Flavor Shaker, Set of 4
Design Imports India

Great shakers for parties and for families who all like a different flavor of seasoning. 


According to the American Academy of Pedicatrics, popcorn should not be served to children under the age of 4 because of the risk of choking.

Popcorn Poll

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Popcorn is my guilty pleasure... when I am sitting down and wanting something to snack on, popcorn is my thing... freshly popped of course (on the stove is how I like it).

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