Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks because it’s crunchy, salty, sweet, and satisfying. Air popped popcorn doesn’t rack up a lot of calories and you can add a whole bunch of things to a bag of popcorn to make a fun and creative sweet treat. I love adding dried mango and dark chocolate chips to my popcorn when I’m craving something chocolatey and sweet. We’ve come up with ten deliciously perfect popcorn recipes that will satisfy your cravings without ruining your diet.
Pumpkin Pie Popcorn via Eat Spin Run Repeat
This perfect for fall popcorn recipe is a sweet and spicy twist on classic popcorn. Made with agave nectar (or honey), dried cranberries, pumpkin pie spice, and pecans, this bag of popcorn just went from boring to absolutely amazing!
Healthy Caramel Apple Popcorn via Grandbaby Cakes
This recipe uses brown sugar, cinnamon, apple cider, and vanilla to make a sticky treat that will satisfy your caramel cravings. Caramel apple popcorn is great for a snack, as dessert, or as a cute gift. You could easily bag this popcorn, decorate with ribbon, and gift it as a cute present for family or friends.
Spicy Maple Cashew Popcorn via Cooking Light
Sometimes you want something a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. This perfect popcorn really does the trick. Pop some popcorn and toss it with maple syrup, ground red pepper, sugar, and roasted cashews for a crunchy treat that packs some heat. You could add chili powder or a drizzle of hot sauce for some added spice.
Healthy Popcorn via Party Bluprints
When you want a chocolatey snack, don’t reach for pre-made chocolate covered popcorn. That tends to have a lot of sugar and added fat. Instead whip up a batch of this delicious popcorn that uses sea salt, dark chocolate, and cinnamon. You’ll get all the satisfaction of eating chocolate without undoing your diet.
Peppermint Bark Popcorn via Cookie and Kate
Perfect for the holidays, this peppermint bark popcorn is a sweet treat that makes a great present. Bring this to work and I promise your co-workers will love you. You could also serve it your holiday party for a delicious dessert your friends will want to eat.
Wasabi and Ginger Popcorn via Leite’s Culinaria
This popcorn is unique and unconventionally delicious. The perfect mix of spicy and tangy makes this popcorn great for snacking. The recipe uses sesame seeds, wasabi paste, and candied ginger for an awesome flavor combo.
Cinnamon Popcorn via Make Life Lovely
This popcorn recipe is spicy and sweet and perfect for your friends and family to snack on. Made with red hots and olive oil this candied popcorn recipe is sticky, sweet, and totally satisfying.
Sweet and Salty Rainbow Popcorn via The Frugal Foodie Mama
This colorful treat will please even the pickiest of children. Made with liquid food dye, salt, and a tablespoon of butter, this cool looking snack will make you the best mom in the whole world. To make it a little healthier, use olive oil instead of canola and cut down the amount of butter and salt. You could add Stevia or another natural sweetener for a kettle corn type snack.
Reece’s Pieces and Pretzel Popcorn via Landeelu
Look past the fact that this recipe uses Reece’s Pieces. A few pieces of candy once in a while won’t kill anybody (trust me). The trick is, don’t use a ton of candy in the recipe- use just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. The combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels will curb your cravings without going overboard with calories.
White Chocolate Popcorn via Broma Bakery
Perfect for the holidays, this festive white chocolate popcorn makes a great snack or holiday gift. You could sprinkle this popcorn with edible gold dust or add a few red and green sprinkles for a festive feel that your family and friends will love.