Flavored popcorn makes a terrific snack that can satisfy both sweet and savory cravings. I like to try different popcorn recipes when the kids have friends over for sleepovers or special movie nights. You can start with just about any type of popcorn for most of these recipes -- microwave popcorn, air-popped popcorn, stovetop popcorn or even pre-made bagged popcorn. But my favorite method is on the stovetop. Check out my review of the Whirley Pop popcorn popper. It's an ingenious gadget for... popping popcorn on the stove. It's easy to use and does a great job of popping every kernel of popcorn in the pot.
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01 of 07
Unlike the cheese flavored popcorns you buy at the store, this cheese popcorn is made with real cheddar cheese (nothing powdered) and butter. This easy-to-make recipe is one of my kids' favorites. To vary it, try using different types of cheese.
02 of 07Trust me, if there's a way to add chocolate to a recipe, I will figure it out. Why should popcorn be any different? And this recipe is a real hit with the kids. Baking the popcorn makes it crisp and seals in the wonderful chocolate flavor. Although this popcorn will keep for up to a week in an airtight container, it usually doesn't last that long!
03 of 07
Healthy Popcorn Recipe
Popcorn by itself is fairly healthy, but this recipe takes it a step further with the addition of nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast (not to be confused with brewer's yeast or active dry yeast) has a pleasant, cheesy flavor and is full of amino acids and B vitamins. This popcorn tastes great -- and nobody will know it's healthy if you don't tell them.
04 of 07
Caramel Corn Recipe
If you're a fan of the kind of caramel corn you can get at a summer fair, this recipe is for you. Sweet and crunchy, it's the perfect munchie for movie night or game day parties.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Bacon Popcorn Recipe
This stovetop popcorn recipe is made with real bacon. And for an extra special touch, a little grated parmesan or pecorino-romano cheese is sprinkled on top. If you want a finger-licking snack that will wow your family and friends, this is it.
06 of 07
Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe with White Chocolate
Popcorn is tossed with a buttery cinnamon-sugar mixture then mixed with melted white chocolate in this decadent recipe that tastes almost like a cinnamon roll. Kids absolutely love this treat.
07 of 07
Kettle Corn RecipeIf you like that sweet-salty flavor combination, this is the recipe for you. Plain popcorn is tossed with sugar, butter and sea salt in this tasty recipe. Each flavor complements the other, and together, they are a winning combination.