10 Yummy Popcorn Snacks for Movie Night

It’s super easy to make delicious and flavour packed popcorn snacks at home for family movie night. There’s something everyone in the family will love from decadent chocolate covered nibbles to spicy mouth-watering morsels that really pack a punch. And making your own is healthy too. Popcorn is a whole grain with important nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and it’s high in fiber. Unfortunately, the flavoured varieties are often made unhealthy with artificial additives. So grab a handful of kernels and whatever you can find in the pantry and make a creative movie-night treat tonight!

Bonus: We’ve made a movie suggestion to go with each recipe!

1. Salted caramel popcorn

Photo: Fit Mitten Kitchen

With just a handful of ingredients, caramel popcorn doesn’t get any easier than this. This recipe cuts out the refined sugar by using maple syrup and coconut cream. Yum.

MOVIE: Switched

2. Vanilla almond popcorn

Dates, almonds, vanilla, and coconut oil are puréed into a rich mixture that’s poured over the popped kernels and baked until crisp.

MOVIE: Little Women

3. Dorito popcorn

Satisfy your nacho cheese craving with this popcorn instead of going for the bag. It’s vegan and dairy-free, and you’ll recognize every item in the short ingredient list.

And don’t worry — the best part of the original remains the same: yummy, cheesy orange dust to lick off your fingers.

MOVIE: Sleeper Agent

4. Simple sweet and salty popcorn

Honey is the sweetener here (and use the good stuff). It’s mixed with a teaspoon of butter, a drop of vanilla, and a dash of salt, and the result is pure comfort food.

MOVIE: The Shack

5. Vegan cheese popcorn

Photo: Vegan Family Recipes

Vegans and dairy-free eaters, get your cheesy popcorn fix here. Nutritional yeast is the star of this recipe. It’s the plant-based source of cheddar-like flavor. The recipe calls for only half a serving, but we say sprinkle away!

MOVIE: Same Kind of Different as Me

6. Skinny buttered popcorn

Photo: Amy’s Healthy Baking

If you’re tastes tend the simple side of life, here’s one that gets back to popcorns buttery roots.

However, the amount from a movie concession stand dispenser is excessive (and is it really butter?). Instead, this recipe calls for just a teaspoon of the real stuff to mist over the popcorn so every morsel gets in on the buttery goodness.

MOVIE: Because of Grácia

7. Dark chocolate popcorn with sea salt

Photo: Cup of Jo

Ooh, fancy! Almonds and pumpkin seeds join fluffy, crunchy popcorn in clumps of melted bittersweet chocolate, minced rosemary, olive oil, and sea salt. Sophisticated flavorings worthy of top ingredients.

MOVIE: Trust

8. Chocolate and coconut popcorn

Photo: Salty Candy

Um…YUM! Coconut flakes get toasty in the oven before joining a generous heap of chocolate chips and freshly popped corn. If a macaroon and a chocolate chip cookie had a baby, we bet it would taste something like this.

MOVIE: Sweet Inspirations

9. Spicy coriander-lime popcorn

Photo: A Simple Pantry

This recipe starts with a bag of kernels pre-seasoned with salt and lime. After popping, they are further seasoned with garlic powder and cayenne. Then the popcorn is served with homemade salsa and melted cheese. Oh, yeah.

MOVIE: The Pilgrim’s Progress

10. Spicy curry popcorn

Photo: Kitchen Treatery

This recipe uses a fair amount of butter, but it’s also the vehicle for spices like coriander, ginger, cinnamon, and cayenne. A little brown sugar adds a contrasting sweetness that makes the flavors pop.

MOVIE: Mountain Top

Ok, so my mouth is watering…this could become a family tradition! What flavour will you try tonight?


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