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Fun With Food: Delicious (and Wild) Popcorn Recipes

What do you reach for when hunger strikes? Your usual carrots and hummus? How about something sweeter–a chocolate bar perhaps? Forget those old snack standbys and grab yourself a handful of popcorn. We’ve rounded up some popcorn recipes that are far from the boring buttery snack you’re used to. These popcorn creations incorporate everything from cake batter to pretzels, so before you throw that bag into the microwave check out these awesome popcorn snacks that will make you rethink your late night snack choice.

Trail Mix Popcorn
Give your popcorn a healthy boost with the addition of dried cranberries, apricots, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and almonds to make your very own light trail mix.

Salted Caramel Easter Popcorn
What kid wouldn’t be ecstatic to get a treat like this during the Easter season? Place a handful of this colorful popcorn into baggies and hand them out for a fun and festive snack.

Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn
Bacon has become one the most popular meats out there, and we all know why. Adding chunks of that salty deliciousness to the already sweet caramel covered popcorn creates a treat that combines the best of both worlds.

Popcorn Brittle
One look at those M&M candies embedded into these crunchy, salty-sweet treats and your kids will go nuts. Break off pieces into whatever size you want: one size for the little appetites, and one for the adults.

Fruity Glazed Popcorn
Using Jello Mix combined with a little butter and corn syrup, you can transform an ordinary bowl of popcorn into a colorful treat. The possibilities are endless–favorite sports team colors, holidays, you name it!

Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn
Your kids already go bonkers for cake batter ice cream, so you know this birthday cake batter popcorn will be a huge hit even when it’s not their birthday.

Pad Thai Popcorn
For those times when you want a little spice but don’t feel like a full meal, try snacking on this pad thai popcorn. This would make a great appetizer for your next party.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Popcorn “Poppy Chow”
This spin off of “Puppy Chow” incorporates popcorn in lieu of cereal, thus earning the name “Poppy Chow.” It’s hard to say no to these decadent chocolate and peanut butter mouthfuls.

Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn
A classic from when we were kids, this popcorn recipe reminds us of the carnival when we were noshing on handfuls of these pink treats in between bites of cotton candy.

S’mores Popcorn
Your favorite campfire snack just got a whole lot sweeter. Now you can enjoy a handful of s’mores even when you’re not camping. All you’re missing now is a warm fire to curl up next to.

Christmas Popcorn Mix
Talk about festive food! This popcorn mix not only perfectly captures the colors of the season, but it’s filled with all kinds of tasty morsels that really make it feel like Christmas. We know what we’re giving as gifts this year.

Nacho Popcorn
This tasty (and hot) popcorn mix might be a bit on the spicy side for kids, but will be a huge with sports fanatics in your family.

Pretty-in-Pink Popcorn Party Mix
This confectionary creation blows old-fashioned pink popcorn out of the water not only in color, but with the treats too! Chocolate chips, sprinkles and pink and white M&Ms. Great for Valentine’s Day or any other “pink” party.

Biscoff Cookie and White Chocolate Popcorn
If you’ve never tried Biscoff spread, then you’re missing out. Think of it like a creamy Nutella made from Biscoff cookies. Couple that with white chocolate and more cookie chunks and you’ve got the perfect late night movie snack.

Bonus:

Popcorn Ice Cream
Homemade popcorn flavored ice cream topped with melted caramel sauce and homemade Cracker Jacks? Good luck trying to finish just one serving of this dessert.

What’s the wildest flavored popcorn you’ve ever seen? What flavors would be a hit with your family?

– Scott Wardell

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