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11 Gourmet Popcorn Recipes You Can Make at Home

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, March 9, 2016

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Aired March 9, 2016

It's National Popcorn Lovers Day and 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, grated parmesan, and even chocolate! 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.

No. 1: Parisian-Style Popcorn

High quality French butter and herbes de Provence make this mouthwatering popcorn “Parisian.” Rach also adds Parmesan cheese, because, why not?

No. 2: Buddy Valastro's White Chocolate Popcorn

For our second popcorn recipe, this treat from the Cake Boss Buddy Valastro is the perfect blend of salty and sweet.

No. 3: Graham Elliot’s Herb and Parmesan Popcorn

This delicious recipe is super simple to make and packed with flavor. You just pop some microwave popcorn, and toss with some olive oil, freshly diced chives, pepper and parmesan cheese! Yum!

Tip: Rachael shares that you don’t need to buy microwave popcorn, you can just put unpopped popcorn kernels in a paper bag and cook them in the microwave! Instant popcorn!

No. 4: 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.

No. 5: 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!

No. 6: Loaded Baked Potato Popcorn

Bacon, cheese, butter and more in your popcorn? It’s like someone dropped a steakhouse on your snack.

No. 7: 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!

No. 8: 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.

No. 9: 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!

No. 10: 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.

No. 11: 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.

What's your favorite type of popcorn? Share below!