Extremely Creative Popcorn Recipes
White Chocolate-Cherry Popcorn Balls
Crunchy. Savory. Salty. Creamy. Sweet. If the urge to nibble strikes, these easy and out of the ordinary popcorn recipes will come to the rescue.
These baby bites are as fun to make as they are to eat. Putting them on a skewer makes them even more irresistible.
Peanut Butter Caramel Corn
Here’s a snack for those times when you want salt, sugar, protein, and crunch all in one bite. There’s just enough butter to create a layer of caramel goodness. Peanut butter and sliced almonds provide richness. Make it for yourself or package for gifts.
Marshmallow Popcorn Treats with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
Reminiscent of classic popcorn balls, these salty-sweet treats make for awesome low-fat, lunch box–friendly snacking. Make a batch with the kids this weekend to enjoy throughout the week.
Spicy Maple-Cashew Popcorn
For a more kid-friendly version, omit the ground red pepper. Store in an airtight container for up to two days.
Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls
Guess what? This is a whole-grain dessert. To keep the stickiness at bay, wear latex gloves coated with cooking spray as you shape the popcorn balls.
Caramel Popcorn Cookies
Experimenting with unusual ingredients can produce an irresistible batch of cookies. In this recipe, caramel and popcorn pieces create the ultimate combination of salty-and-sweet—in cookie form!
Tropical Popcorn Balls
Dried mango, macadamia nuts, and coconut flakes come together to create a fruity snack that'll transport you to the beach with every bite.
This top-rated treat is always a hit. Divide and store in airtight containers to give as gifts or set out for friends and family to snack on at your next party.
Spiced Popcorn and Bacon
Simple butternut squash soup is a perfect base for this crunchy and salty topper.
A handful of ingredients (and far less salt) gives you better-tasting flavored popcorn than you can buy. To make sure the oil is ready for the popcorn, add a couple of kernels and wait for them to pop. Once they pop, add the remaining kernels.
Rocky Road Popcorn Balls
An old-fashioned popcorn ball is studded with marshmallows and chocolate chips for a delightful Rocky Road variation.
Did you know that popcorn has a lot of bulk for its calories, so it helps fill you up? And this herb-seasoned version is ready in just minutes!
Candied Apple Popcorn Balls
For popcorn pops, slide a skewer into the center of each slightly cooled ball; gently compress to secure stick.
Salty Maple-Pecan Popcorn Balls
Anyone who grew up making popcorn balls will remember fondly the quick, hot work of shaping the sticky mixture into balls that would quickly set up. It’s an old-fashioned treat that we’re bringing back, because they’re a 100 percent whole-grain dessert. That’s right—popcorn is a whole grain, and popcorn balls are an easy way to turn those grains into a sweet, healthy treat for the family.
Maple syrup provides a touch of sweet, while ground red pepper adds heat to this quick and easy appetizer. A heatproof spatula works best to combine and spread the ingredients into the pan.
This sweet and salty sphere is sure to please every age in your house. You can easily leave the peanuts out if allergies demand.
Try to buy popcorn with no added ingredients or pop your own batch at home. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top; it’s a yummy treat.
Bacon-Peanut Popcorn Balls
Take movie night to the next level with these delectable snack-size treats. Best of all, they're only 110 calories per serving!