Let’s host a family movie night with the best and yummiest popcorn recipes around! Sometimes the popcorn is better than the movie! This family night idea will elevate your fun time together and make memories for you and kids of all ages.

5 Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night
Have an amazing movie night with these popcorn recipes!

Best Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night

Looking for family fun ideas? Pop in a movie, and make 5 Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night for a great way to spend time together. You’ll love this family tradition for sure!

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5 Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night
Caramel-flavored popcorns are classic!

1. Caramel Corn Popcorn Recipe

When it comes to popcorn, a caramel-flavored one is a classic and a favorite in our house. You’ll be impressed with how easy a DIY version of this recipe is!

Ingredients Needed To Make Caramel Popcorn:

How To Make Caramel Popcorn:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 300°.
  2. Next, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cook the popcorn, using your favorite method.
  4. In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1 tsp salt together. Then, bring the mixture to a boil for about 4 minutes.
  5. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn. Mix to coat evenly.
  6. Then, pour popcorn onto the parchment paper. Add the remaining salt.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes
  8. Let cool and serve.
5 Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night
Pop in some colors!

2. Yummy Popcorn Trail Mix Recipe

Add some colors to your popcorn when you make this yummy popcorn trail mix recipe! The kids will love it, I promise!

Ingredients Needed to Make Popcorn Trail Mix:

How To Make Popcorn Trail Mix:

  1. Start by cooking the popcorn, using your favorite method.
  2. Next, place popcorn and pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
  4. Then, add brown sugar and corn syrup to melted butter, and mix.
  5. Add marshmallows, until completely melted.
  6. Remove from the heat, and then add vanilla and salt.
  7. Pour the liquid mixture over the popcorn and pretzels, then stir.
  8. Add the M&M’s.
  9. Serve.
5 Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night
Add some spice to your popcorn!

3. Spicy Chili & Lime Popcorn Recipe

Popcorn can be spicy too! Spice up your movie night when you make this chili and lime popcorn recipe! Just be sure to reserve some sweet popcorns for the smaller kids!

Ingredients Needed To Make Spicy Chili & Lime Popcorn:

Head on over to Killing Thyme for this delicious recipe!

5 Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night
This popcorn recipe smells so nice!

4. Tasty Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Recipe

Popcorns can be cinnamon-flavored too! And it smells so good too. Have a wonderful twist on your popcorn with this recipe!

Ingredients Needed To Make Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn:

How To Make Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Recipe:

  1. In a brown paper bag, cook the popcorn on high in the microwave for about 1 minute 20 seconds or until the popping stops (this equals about 8 cups)
  2. In a small pan, melt the butter
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter
  4. Pour popcorn into a bowl and add the cinnamon mixture on top, mix
  5. Add salt to the top to season the popcorn further
5 Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night
Cheese popcorn for movie night!

5. Easy Cheddar Cheese Popcorn Recipe

Cheese is another popcorn flavor the kiddos love. Here’s a fantastic version of it, with all the things you need to make this amazing recipe!

Ingredients Needed To Make Cheddar Cheese Popcorn:

How to Make Cheddar Cheese Popcorn:

  1. First, cook popcorn using your favorite method.
  2. Next, melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  3. Add cheddar cheese powder, mustard powder, and salt to the butter.
  4. Pour over the popcorn, and mix together.
  5. Serve.

Delicious Popcorn Recipe Ideas and Notes

While it may be tempting to use microwave popcorn, avoid it when possible. When adding any wet ingredients it tends to get soggy. Homemade popcorn works much better and is more crunchy.

Looking for good popcorn flavors while enjoying healthy popcorn recipe? You can use a little olive oil or coconut oil instead of butter, or better yet, ghee.

You can swap different flavors out with these easy recipes. We all have different taste buds. If you don’t like the molasses flavor or brown sugar, you can use white sugar.

Don’t like chili lime? Just use chili powder. Or if you don’t want the tart flavor of chili salt, use lime zest.

Want a kick to your cheese popcorn? Add a dash of cayenne pepper.

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What is your favorite popcorn recipe? Comment below! 

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