9 Completely Different & New Popcorn Recipes

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, August 28, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired August 28, 2015

Sure, buttered popcorn is the ultimate TV snack, but after a while, it can start to feel like a tired, old rerun. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re upgrading your typical popcorn to take it from a simple TV snack to an anytime, must-have treat. We’ve added our favorite flavors like buffalo sauce, maple and bacon, fresh garlic and grated parmesan. Whether you like sweet, tangy, savory, or hot and spicy—you’ll wow your friends and family when you break out these amazing new takes on a bowl of popcorn. Warning: these flavors are seriously addicting. Exercise moderation by sharing!

1.) Mac 'n Cheese Popcorn

Yep, you read that title right—Mac ‘n’ Cheese Popcorn, and it’s as amazing as it sounds: Cheesy flavor macaroni meets buttery, crunchy popcorn! The best part? It’s so easy to make. You can even use store-bought mac ‘n’ cheese mix. If you’re prone to late night munchies, meet your new best friend, mac ‘n’ cheese popcorn.

2.) Grant’s Movie Night Brownies

If you want brownies with your popcorn, why not try this delicious movie night brownie recipe? Just mix movie theater candy like chocolate covered raisins, chocolate sprinkle candies, and a chopped crispy chocolate bar into prepared brownie mix, then top with popcorn and bake.

3.) Buffalo Popcorn

This Buffalo Popcorn is a no-brainer! It’s spicy, salty, and crunchy. You basically just toss your popcorn in a super simple buffalo sauce, and you’re done. Add a little chive for extra flavor and you’ve got super flavorful popcorn that packs the heat!

4.) Loaded Baked Potato Popcorn

Bacon, cheese, butter and more in your popcorn? It’s like someone dropped a steakhouse on your snack. This recipe is deliciously sinful and perfect for a nibbly bit at your next party, and it only gets better when you serve it in these cute paper cones. Your guests will love the savory flavor and adorable presentation.

5.) Maple-Bacon Popcorn

It’s like a breakfast explosion in your mouth! What could possibly be better than savory and salty, crispy bacon tossed in popcorn? Add a drizzle of maple sugar for a hint of sweetness. Try sharing this with your family. We bet you can’t!

6.) Garlic Bread Popcorn

Now this Garlic Bread Popcorn is awesome. We love thick, buttery garlic bread, but how about replacing the Italian bread with popcorn? We can do that. All your favorite garlic bread flavors are generously tossed throughout freshly popped or store bought popcorn. For an extra zing, add a little lemon zest! It’s the perfect snack to munch on when catching up on your DVR!

7.) Ballpark Popcorn

We think the best snack at the Ballpark is popcorn!, so why not create a Ballpark Popcorn? The super-secret ingredient is beer powder! Well, there goes the secret, but once you taste that flavor combo mixed with the peanuts and pretzel sticks, you’ll be right behind home plate. For a homerun, hit it out of the park with some cayenne pepper!

8.) Lime and Chili Popcorn

We’re taking this Lime and Chili Popcorn South of the Border! Butter popcorn is smothered in tangy lime zest and chili powder. The sharp taste of lime and the heat from the chili powder burst in your mouth.

9.) Cool Ranch

What doesn’t ranch taste good on? This simple ranch mix is sprinkled all over hot popcorn and mixed to coat. This snack is bursting with savory flavor. Definitely make a big batch because this is darn good popcorn!