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Make Popcorn POP! 12 Exciting Popcorn Recipes

As we all make the most of more evenings at home, let’s make some fun memories, too. When a movie night pops up at my home, our four- and seven-year-old wildly jump with excitement and immediately start asking for popcorn (and let’s be real … us adults want it, too). A few years ago, we elevated our popcorn game with one of those vintage-looking stove-top poppers. As my husband slowly turns the hand-crank, their eyes dance with anticipation as we wait for it, wait for it … and then POP! The eruption of kernels bursting open is always met with big smiles.

The whole experience of using popping corn really makes movie nights at home extra special for us, and the non-GMO DLM Popping Corn is just the perfect kernel. With that in mind, DLM’s Chef Carrie has come up with the below list of 12 quick recipes to make popcorn really pop in new ways. If you are looking for a more gourmet twist, then the Truffle Popcorn recipe is just for you! Want to add a sweet touch? Then skip on down to the Coconut Curry, Gingerbread, Cinnamon Sugar, or Mexican Chocolate popcorn recipes. Or, get creative and come up with your concoction! Movie night will become an instant showstopper with these popcorn possibilities.

12 Popcorn Recipes to Make Your Popcorn POP

DIRECTIONS FOR ALL: In a small bowl, combine the seasoning ingredients for your desired recipe below. Prepare popcorn according to directions on popcorn.  To help the seasoning stick to the popped corn, lightly drizzle and toss with Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil or toss with melted DLM Salted Artisan Butter. Then, sprinkle seasoning mix over popcorn and toss to coat once more. Serve warm and don’t forget the movie!

Directions below are for every 4 cups of popped corn.

  1. Truffle Popcorn
    ¼ tsp or more to tasteof Ritrovo Selections Truffle & Salt & Cheese or Ritrovo Selections Truffle & Salt + 2 Tbsp or more of our grated Parmigiano-Reggiano to taste.
    Tip for adults: Try pairing with Champagne!
  2.  Ranch Popcorn
    ½ tsp dried dill +  ½ tsp dried chives + ½ tsp garlic powder +  ½ tsp onion powder + ¼ tsp salt + ¼ tsp pepper
  3. Nacho Popcorn
    2 Tbsp nutritional yeast + ¼ tsp garlic powder + ¼ tsp onion powder + ¼ tsp cumin + ¼ tsp paprika + ¼ tsp chili powder + ¼ tsp salt
  4. Taco Popcorn
    1 Tbsp taco seasoning + 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  5. Crabby Popcorn
    1 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning + ¼ tsp salt
  6. Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
    1 Tbsp powdered sugar + ¼ tsp cinnamon* + ¼ tsp salt
    *Try Burlap & Barrel’s Royal Cinnamon. Ship Now!
  7. Sriracha-Lime Popcorn
    2 Tbsp Sriracha* + 1 tsp fresh lime zest + ½ tsp salt
    *Try Fix Sriracha. Ship Now! 
  8. Coconut Curry Popcorn
    1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut + ½ tsp curry powder+ ¼ tsp salt
  9. Gingerbread Popcorn
    1 Tbsp powdered sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon*, ¼ tsp ground ginger, ¼ tsp ground cloves
    *Try Burlap & Barrel’s Royal Cinnamon. Ship Now!
  10. Garlic-Herb Popcorn
    1 garlic clove, grated + 1 Tbsp Fresh Herbs* + ¼ tsp salt
    *Choose from an assortment of DLM Fresh Herbs.
  11. Mexican Chocolate Popcorn
    1 Tbsp powdered sugar + 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder + ¼ tsp cinnamon* + ¼ t salt + pinch of Cayenne pepper
    *Try Burlap & Barrel’s Royal Cinnamon. Ship Now!
  12.  Za’atar Popcorn
    1 Tbsp Za’atar + ¼ tsp salt

Don’t forget the DLM Popping Corn

DLM Popping Corn

Coming to us from Indiana, DLM Popping Corn is non-GMO, gluten free, and incredibly delicious. The aroma of the kernels as they begin to warm up is divine and the symphony of “pops” is music to our ears. Enjoy DLM Popping Corn on its own or try some of the poppin’ recipes above!

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