21 delicious popcorn snacks to please the entire family. From salty and sweet and more, these tasty ideas will be a hit.
Easy Popcorn snack ideas
Most people like popcorn and for good reason. It is tasty, easy to make and inexpensive.
While popcorn is delicious alone, we have some ideas to jazz it up. I think your entire family will love these easy snack ideas.
Try some of these yummy popcorn ideas for after school snacks, movie night or to pack in school lunches. The options are endless with popcorn and everyone will enjoy it.
What snack goes well with popcorn?
The ideas are plentiful. Some ideas we love with popcorn include: mini marshmallows, M&M’s, peanuts, mini crackers and more.
Popcorn goes with just about anything. It is so versatile and can easily be sweet or savory. You can also mix both together for a new treat.
This is one thing that goes with so many different snacks. It is so easy to jazz up plain popcorn. Just a simple dash of parmesan cheese can make this a special snack.
Is popcorn a healthy snack?
Generally speaking, yes it is. If the popcorn is air popped and only lightly seasoned with salt. Now, if you cover it in butter and salt, that is another story.
It definitely won’t be healthy if you melt butter and pour a ton on the popcorn.
Microwave popcorn is healthier than movie theater popcorn. Stove top popcorn can be healthy depending on how much oil you use.
For the perfect popcorn cooked on the stove, shake the pan so the popcorn kernels do not burn. You can use coconut oil or olive oil to make stovetop popcorn.
As the kernels pop, the delicious smell of popcorn will fill the house.
The best popcorn recipes
1. White Chocolate Popcorn
You only need 3 easy ingredients to make this white chocolate popcorn. It is so frugal and absolutely delicious.
2. Caramel Popcorn Recipe
It is super easy to make caramel popcorn. The combination is the best and so decadent. It is the best snack and so easy.
3. Caramel marshmallow popcorn recipe
The delicious combination of caramel and marshmallow makes a great popcorn treat. It is so sweet and really amazing.
4. Popcorn Balls
This classic treat is sweet and delicious. Plus, popcorn balls are just fun to eat. The salty and sweet combination is delicious.
5. Mix in Peanut M&Ms
Toss in a handful of peanut m&m’s into a bowl of popcorn. This is so easy and always a hit.
6. Reese’s Oreo Popcorn
This recipe is effortless and easy to feed a crowd. If you love Reese’s peanut butter cups and Oreo cookies, this is a must try recipe
7. Rainbow Popcorn
Make a colorful treat perfect for a snack anytime. This rainbow popcorn is easy to make, yummy and so pretty.
8. Mix in Crackers
Make snack mix with popcorn by adding gold fish, cheeze its or other small crackers. It is simple to toss this together and so tasty.
9. Add Pretzels
Choose from pretzel sticks, squares or any variety you like. Add them to popcorn for a great snack everyone will like.
10. Stir in raisins or craisins
Popcorn and raisins or craisins make a tasty combination. Add a handful of your favorite or both to popcorn for a great snack mix.
11. Stir in gummy bears or gummy worms
This is definitely a favorite with the kiddos. Stir in some gummy bears or gummy worms for a salty and sweet combination sure to be a hit.
12. Stir in chocolate chips or caramel chips
Chocolate chips or caramel chips make the perfect add in to popcorn. I like to use mini chocolate chips and often combine them with caramel chips too.
13. Stir in chopped candy bars
Use leftover candy to make a decadent popcorn snack. Just chop the candy bar up and toss into the popcorn. Some yummy ideas include: snickers, Butterfinger, milky way, heath bar and Reece’s cups.
14. Unicorn Popcorn
There are so many gorgeous colors in this vibrant Unicorn Popcorn. It would be so pretty for parties or just a fun snack.
15. Sweet and Salty Popcorn Snack Mix
Everything you need for the perfect snack mix is in this recipe. The popcorn is loaded with Reese’s Pieces, peanut buter cups, pretzels, caramel and more.
16. Tailgate Snack Mix
Popcorn, goldfish, chex mix and more make the most delicious snack mix. Whip this up in just minutes.
17. Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
If you are looking for an easy snack, try making cinnamon sugar popcorn for a sweet and delicious snack.
18. Maple Bacon Popcorn
Bacon makes everything better. Give it a try with popcorn for an amazing flavor combination.
19. Mix in nuts
Add about ½ cup nuts to popcorn for a salty snack. Some of our favorites include: mixed nuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds and walnuts. Sesame Seeds are also delicious.
20. Mix in mini marshmallows
Kids love mini marshmallows in popcorn for a sweet and salty combination. You don’t need to melt them. Just toss in a handful into the popcorn.
21. Lemon Popcorn
This is a must try for a light and satisfying snack. The sweet and salty and citrus make this super yummy.
Which popcorn recipes do you plan to try?
We love popcorn just about any way you can make it. The kids really love a large bowl of caramel corn to snack on during family game night.
You can’t go wrong with any of these delicious ideas. Give them a try and let us know what you think.