Four Popcorn Recipes — National Popcorn Day

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My kids and I just LOVE popcorn, so we just had to make sure that we celebrate today — National Popcorn Day! In honor of the holiday, Mom Home Guide is sharing four tasty and unique popcorn recipes that you can pop up at home in just minutes. I know my children and I will be sharing a bowl or two of homemade popcorn today … we will just have to figure out which movie to watch together tonight!

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Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn

My daughters and I usually make batches of pre-seasoned kettle corn, but I’ve learned that making homemade  kettle corn is very easy … and yummy! (Thanks to Rachael Ray.)  To make kettle corn, all you need to do is to heat 1/4 cup vegetable or corn oil in a pot that comes with a well-fitting lid. (You don’t want any of those kernels to escape!)

When the oil gets hot and sizzles, add the popcorn. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar on the popcorn kernels and shake the popcorn for about 3 minutes in your pot (with the lid on) until the popping slows down. Pour your popcorn in a bowl, and toss with salt. Easy and yummy!

Some of my blogging friends also have great popcorn recipes, so I thought I’d share them with you!

 Popcorn with White Chocolate, Pretzels and Macadamia Nuts

Britni from Play, Party Pin has a unique popcorn recipe that looks just delicious! She mixes popped popcorn with M&Ms, pretzels and macadamia nuts and bakes them for about 8 minutes at 35o degrees. The result looks just heavenly! This recipe uses a snack combo that I just love — sweet and salty! (Just click on the photo or link below to get the recipe.)

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Tropical Jello Candied Popcorn

Annette from Tips from a Typical Mom has a fun tropical candied popcorn recipe that I know my kids would love! The recipe is easy, but looks amazing — she makes her colorful popcorn by mixing popped popcorn with Jello and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove. I can’t believe how pretty her popcorn looks! This popcorn would be perfect for a girls’ sleepover party!

Jello candied popcorn

Tips from a Typical Mom

Spicy Sriracha Popcorn

Allyson from Domestic Superhero has a husband who likes his food spicy — just like my husband! So, I might be making this popcorn soon! Allyson mixes popped popcorn with oil, butter … and Sriracha sauce! She says that if the popcorn is too spicy, it can be mixed with regular buttered popcorn. I might have to do that to make it just a little spicy, but not too spicy for me!

Sriracha popcorn

Sriracha Popcorn

Stovetop Popcorn

Not sure how to make popcorn without resorting to those microwave popcorn bags? Then check out the Stovetop Popcorn Tutorial at Atta Girl Stays — stovetop popcorn is cheaper, tastier amd healthier than any popcorn that comes in a microwaveable bag! Trust me.

 Have any great popcorn recipes? Share them in the comments!


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my Sriracha Popcorn!!! Happy Popcorn day!

  2. We love making popcorn too! The M&M and pretzel one sounds great! And Jello is a good idea too.

  3. I never would’ve thought to put Sriracha on popcorn!
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  4. I know I’m a little late to the Popcorn Day Party, but I just found your blog via SITS and your pictures made me drool! My family LOVES popcorn and these are some amazing ideas! I know what we’ll be trying in our kitchen soon! Thanks for sharing these recipes. I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog and getting to know you. Have a great day!
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  5. I looove popcorn and am excited (and a teensy bit worried about severe over-snacking) to have four new recipes. That sriracha one in particular looks delish! I’m a sucker for anything super-spicy. Thank you!
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  6. My hubby LOVES popcorn. EVERY night. I think I would win ‘wife of the year’ if I made one of these for him! :)
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  7. My kids love popcorn too! We have an airpopper so I routinely break it out for a snack or movie night. They would love the white chocolate or jello candied recipe for a fun treat!