What’s the key to a truly irresistible snack? At its core, it must be easy and delicious. Popcorn is the perfect example. Even if you’re making it from scratch, a bowlful of crunchy kernels is ready to eat within a few minutes. Then, you can dress it up and pile on all your favorite flavors: cheesy, spicy or sweet.
Here are a few of our favorite sweet and salty popcorn recipes to fuel your next movie marathon.
Salted Caramel Popcorn
You’ll have a heaping bowl of salted caramel popcorn in no time with this quick and easy recipe from Cookies and Cups. Butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and salt turn into a delicious — and dare we say, addictive — caramel sauce perfect for pouring over popcorn. You don’t even need a candy thermometer to get this treat just right.
Apple Pie Popcorn
Sweet as a Cookie’s guilt-free version of the salty-sweet popcorn recipe manages to be just as satisfying as the indulgent sugary variation. Her secret is a mix of sensational spices. With cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla, the recipe provides a kick of flavor, while a touch of stevia sweetens it sans added calories.
Healthy Salted Caramel Popcorn
The key to this healthier salted caramel popcorn recipe is the caramel sauce. Instead of butter and sugar, Fit Mitten Kitchen swaps in lighter — but no less flavorful — ingredients. Her sauce includes coconut cream and maple syrup, which combine for a gooey, guilt-free treat.
Popcorn Quinoa Chips
When you’re just too crazed to whip up your own popcorn snack, this twist on a traditional chip by Safe + Fair is the perfect choice. These vegetarian chips are made with clean ingredients, like quinoa and flax seeds, and they are not fried. The Sweet & Salty Kettle Popcorn Quinoa Chips flavor combines savory and sweet in all the right ways.