Are you a popcorn fanatic? Is there honestly anything better on a relaxing evening than a big bowl of popcorn and a movie? If you love popcorn as much as I do, you tend to keep it on hand. But, there are only so many flavors that you can buy at the grocery store. Butter and more butter are about all they offer in the good old microwave type of popcorn. Gourmet popcorn, now that’s another story. I could honestly eat gourmet popcorn all day long. There are so many wonderful flavors and flavor combinations, and gourmet flavored popcorn makes a wonderful gift.
I love giving homemade goodies as gifts, especially around the holidays. These fabulous homemade flavored popcorn recipes are perfect as Christmas gifts or for any special occasion. They’re also great for just sitting and watching a good movie, and there are 30 different recipes that you can choose from. Whether you like buffalo flavored popcorn with a tangy taste or you want something a bit sweeter like banana split or cookies and cream, there is a popcorn recipe in here that you are going to love. And, you should be sure to pair these with 35 copycat Starbucks recipes. Popcorn and flavored coffee sounds wonderful!
Even kids are going to love these DIY gourmet popcorn flavors. There seriously is something for everyone and if you want to turn them into a great gift, just fill a mason jar or another container, tie on a ribbon and you’re all set. You have to love a great DIY gift, like these 30 festive gifts in a jar recipes. These popcorn recipes also make lovey gifts in a jar, particularly the ones that have colorful ingredients. Or, you can just enjoy these yummy popcorn recipes on family night or any night of the week. They’re easy to make and oh so delicious!
1. Homemade Banana Split Popcorn
This banana split popcorn is seriously going to become your favorite. The popcorn is flavored with strawberry Jello and chocolate and it is absolutely divine. It also has mini marshmallows, banana pudding mix and white chocolate to give it the most delicious flavor. And, it’s popcorn so you can enjoy all of the taste of a banana split without all of the calories that come along with ice cream.
2. Birthday Cake Batter Flavored Popcorn
This birthday cake batter popcorn is perfect for your next party…or you can enjoy it all by yourself on movie night. It has cake mix, white chocolate or almond bark and of course, sprinkles. Kids are going to adore this one and you’re going to love it, too. If you love birthday cake flavored anything, this is seriously a popcorn flavor that you need to try.
3. Healthy And Delicious Sesame Popcorn
This sesame popcorn is super easy to make and it is really healthy. With just over 150 calories per serving and just four grams of fat, you won’t find many other snack recipes that are as good for you as this one. Plus, it has an amazing taste…if you like sesame, that is. You’ll need popcorn, sesame oil and sesame seeds to make this one and it’s sure to become your new favorite healthy snack.
4. Bacon Truffle Popcorn
If you want something a bit salty, this bacon truffle popcorn is perfect. It’s super easy to put together and has the most wonderful flavor…after all, there is bacon in it! You will need bacon, popcorn, butter, truffle salt and parmesan cheese to make this one. This is truly a gourmet popcorn flavor that makes a wonderful gift for anyone you know who loves unique tastes.
5. Caramel Coconut Popcorn
I’m a sucker for anything that has coconut in it. I love finding DIY coconut oil recipes for health, beauty and of course, eating. This caramel coconut popcorn has brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, vanilla, miniature marshmallows and the icing on the cake – toasted coconut! If you love something salty and sweet, this popcorn is it. It’s also a lovely color when it’s finished and makes a wonderful jar gift if you know someone who also loves coconut.
6. Caramel Apple Popcorn
This caramel apple popcorn is perfect for fall and winter. It has all of the yummy flavors of cold weather that you love like cinnamon and apples. You make this by adding apple chips to your popcorn and the caramel is made with brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. It also has cinnamon and vanilla and all of the flavors work together to give you a delicious treat. Plus, you get 16 cups from the recipe.
7. Homemade Gourmet Cinnabon Popcorn
If you love Cinnabon, you are really going to love this gourmet Cinnabon popcorn. You’ll need to pick up some popcorn, pecans, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, corn syrup, vanilla, baking soda and almond bark to make this one. It is not nearly as complicated as the ingredients list makes it look. This is actually one of the easiest gourmet popcorns you can make and it is also one of the most delicious.
8. Cookies And Cream Popcorn
This yummy cookies and cream popcorn is so very easy to make and it is certain to be a huge hit at your next party or family night. You only need three ingredients…popcorn, chocolate sandwich cookies (You can use Oreos or those cheaper versions – it’s up to you) and white candy melts. The process is so quick and simple that you will find yourself making this one quite regularly…plus the family will be begging you for it.
9. Ranch Popcorn
Ranch is honestly one of my favorite flavors. I just love Cool Ranch Doritos and this popcorn recipe perfectly mimics that flavor. Plus, it’s popcorn and not chips so there are fewer calories and fat. You need dry ranch mix for this one, along with popcorn and butter, parmesan, parsley and onion powder. This is seriously the most delicious popcorn and it makes a wonderful gift, too.
10. Gourmet Garlic, Thyme And Parmesan Popcorn
This gourmet popcorn has a grown up taste and it is wonderful. You make this one with fresh garlic cloves, butter, parmesan cheese and thyme leaves and it has the best gourmet taste. If you are planning a dinner party or having a game night with friends, you definitely want to serve this popcorn. This one is so quick and easy to put together and it makes a huge bowl of gourmet flavored snacks.
11. Gingerbread Kettle Corn
This gingerbread flavored kettle corn is so perfect for the holidays…or anytime you want a yummy sweet and salty snack. The spice mix that you use for flavoring makes a large batch so you can make it up and have it on hand to quickly mix together a batch of this yummy popcorn anytime you want it. It has cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, white chocolate chips and so many other delicious flavors.
12. Quick And Easy Holiday Popcorn
Even if it’s not the holidays, this quick and easy holiday popcorn is really delicious. It’s perfect for when you want a sweet and salty snack and there are just a handful of ingredients so it is super easy to make. You’ll need popcorn as well as melted white chocolate or almond bark and Christmas nonpareils or sprinkles. This one comes together really quickly and is just so good! Put a bag of this in with your favorite homemade Christmas candy – it makes a wonderful gift!
13. Moose Munch Popcorn
Moose munch popcorn is my favorite. Not only is this really easy to make, it satisfies every single craving you could possibly have. It has chocolate chips and white chocolate for that sweet tooth, as well as popcorn and cashews for that salty craving. It’s a really nice looking popcorn, too so it is perfect if you are looking for something to add to a gift in a jar – who doesn’t love chocolate and cashews?
14. Muddy Buddy Popcorn
I have to say, I love Muddy Buddy Chex Mix. It’s one of my favorite flavors and this popcorn recipe recreates that flavor… in a delicious popcorn that everyone in the family is sure to love. You make this with popcorn, coconut oil, chocolate chips, peanut butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. It has that same great look and texture of Muddy Buddy Chex Mix and is a pretty quick and easy gourmet popcorn recipe to put together.
15. Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn
This gourmet popcorn combines the flavors of garlic and rosemary with parmesan cheese and it is absolutely divine. You use popcorn and butter for this one, as well as minced garlic, canola oil, fresh rosemary, fresh grated parmesan and salt to make this one. It’s a great recipe if you want something to give as a gift and it’s a yummy popcorn to have on hand for family game night.
16. Peanut Butter And Jelly Popcorn
Talk about a popcorn that the kids will love…This peanut butter and jelly popcorn is sure to be a hit and it’s a really easy one to make. It has real peanut butter and jelly in it, too. Forget about those messy PB&J sandwiches. Just serve the little ones this yummy popcorn and they will love it just as much as those favorite sandwiches.
17. Holiday Favorite – Peppermint Crunch Popcorn
Whether you want this peppermint flavored popcorn for the holidays or you just really love peppermint and want to enjoy it all year long, you’ll find this one so easy to make. White chocolate chips or almond bark mixed with peppermint extract give it a wonderful peppermint flavor, along with the Andes peppermint crunch baking chips. You can also add festive sprinkles if you want this one for the holidays.
18. Caramel Pumpkin Spice Popcorn
If you love the taste of pumpkin spice in the fall – or anytime for that matter – you will really love this caramel pumpkin spice flavored popcorn. It has pumpkin pie spice to give it that great autumn flavoring as well as brown sugar and butter for a nice caramel taste. This one just takes a few minutes to prep and then you leave it in the oven for about an hour to seal in those wonderful flavors.
19. Reese’s Peanut Butter Popcorn
Oh my goodness is this gourmet popcorn delicious! It has Reese’s Pieces as well as Reese’s mini peanut butter cups, and that is on top of the yummy popcorn. This one is perfect for that salty and sweet taste and it is really simple to throw together. Kids are absolutely going to love this one. It’s perfect for game night or gift giving, too. These go great with homemade Starbucks coffees!
20. Rosemary And Dark Chocolate Gourmet Popcorn
If you want a very unique flavor in your popcorn, this rosemary infused olive oil with dark chocolate and salt is it. You make this one with fresh rosemary, olive oil, dark chocolate, unsalted butter and as much salt as you like. It’s a lovely flavor with just the right amount of sweet versus salty and it makes the perfect gift if you want to give a truly gourmet treat for the holidays or another special occasion.
21. Salted Caramel Chocolate Popcorn
Imagine your two favorite flavors – salted caramel and chocolate – in a delicious popcorn. This gourmet recipe is super easy to make and you get the most delicious popcorn from it. Add this to your gifts in a jar to give a tasty treat for the holidays or save it all for yourself for family game night. It’s so yummy and filled with wonderful flavor.
22. Yummy Homemade Samoas Popcorn
If you love Samoas Girl Scout cookies then you are really going to love this gourmet popcorn. It tastes just like those yummy cookies and it’s super easy to make. You’ll need quite a few ingredients for this one, including butter, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut, shortbread cookies, chocolate and a few others. The process is pretty simple and this really does taste just like those yummy chocolate coconut cookies that you get from your favorite Girl Scout.
23. Paprika, Pepper And Parmesan Popcorn
Paprika, freshly ground black pepper and parmesan cheese give this gourmet popcorn such a wonderful flavor. You make this one on the stovetop in a large kettle or wok and the flavors really meld together well. If you want something a bit salty and spicy, this is definitely a gourmet popcorn that you want to try. It’s super easy to make and the fresh spices and flavorings give it such a wonderful taste.
24. S’mores Gourmet Popcorn
What do you do when it’s too cold to be outside and you want s’mores? You make this yummy s’mores popcorn. This one is really easy to make and really delicious. You will need Golden Graham cereal – or a good knockoff brand that tastes the same – miniature marshmallows, popcorn and chocolate chips that you melt. There are only four ingredients in this tasty treat and I promise you that the entire family is going to love it.
25. Snickers Popcorn
This Snickers popcorn recipe makes more than eight quarts of popcorn, so you have plenty to enjoy yourself and to give away as gifts in those dressed up mason jars. You are really going to love this one. Aside from the popcorn, it has homemade caramel, fun sized Snickers bars and melted chocolate chips, as well as salted peanuts. There is literally deliciousness in every single bite and this one is so easy to make.
26. Sweet And Spicy Gourmet Wasabi Popcorn
Don’t you just love wasabi? I’m telling you, that stuff can clean out the sinuses like nobody’s business. It can also make the most delicious popcorn. If you really love sweet and spicy, this wasabi popcorn is for you. This one is made with brown sugar, salt, wasabi powder, cayenne pepper, canola oil, butter and popcorn and it is a gourmet lover’s dream. Pair this with your favorite homemade holiday fudge for a really sweet and salty treat.
27. Sriracha Lime Gourmet Popcorn
Here’s another delicious flavor that is perfect for gift giving or enjoying on those cold winter nights inside watching a movie. This one has the yummy flavors of lime and sriracha and it is perfect if you like something a bit spicy. You can even add fresh cilantro to this one or any other herb that you feel goes well with fresh lime juice.
28. Almond Butter And Chocolate Pretzel Popcorn
Almond butter and mini chocolate covered pretzels give this gourmet popcorn a sweet taste and you can use pretzels that are already covered in chocolate or make them yourself. This is such a quick and simple recipe and it’s perfect if you like a sweet and salty snack. This one would also make a wonderful gift for the holidays or any other special occasion and it comes together really fast.
29. Microwave Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
If you love cheesy popcorn, this recipe is really going to thrill you. This cheddar cheese popcorn is so simple to make and it is absolutely delicious. You use cheddar cheese powder and mustard powder to give it a wonderful flavor and you make this one in the microwave so it is ready in about five minutes.
30. Cinnamon Candy Popcorn
Turn that popcorn into a sweet and salty snack that everyone in the family is going to love. You can use any candy flavor to make this one, although I think that the cinnamon would be really tasty. Candy melts give it a nice sweet taste and this is one of the simplest and quickest gourmet popcorn recipes that you can make. If you love a bit of candy with your salty snacks, this one is really perfect.