If you’re craving the satisfying crunch and fragrant, buttery aroma of a heaping bowl of popcorn, it’s no wonder! January 19, 2015 is National Popcorn Day!

And Americans certainly covet their pop corn, consuming about 17.3 billion quarts of the snack food annually. However, popcorn is popular all over the globe—from savoury to sweet-and salty kettle corn—popped corn is synonymous with baseball games, amusement parks, fair grounds, circuses, and of course, movie theatres. So grab your favorite recipe from this scrumptious selection and get munching…


1. Peanut Butter Banana

Creamy peanut butter drizzle, crushed banana chips, chocolate chips, and peanut butter make for a party in any snack bowl. You can even heat up the chocolate chips and peanut butter together for a divine sauce. Simply fill a sauce pan with an inch of water and boil. Melt your chocolate-peanut butter mixture in a stainless steel bowl peached over the boiling water to prevent burning. Drizzle graciously over stove-popped corn.


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2. Sweet & Spicy Wasabi Popcorn

Sweet and spicy come together to create a truly satisfying snack. Use old fashioned stove-popped corn, it’s quicker than the microwave and better for you too. This way you control the spices in your bowl. Combine wasabi powder, brown sugar, kosher salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Use canola oil (or butter) to pop your corn kernels, then toss the fresh popped corn with the spices.


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3. Salt and Vinegar Popcorn

Of all the snack food flavors, I love salt and vinegar the very best! But I won’t settle for any old white vinegar with my snack foods, no, it has to be malt vinegar. If you’re a fan of British style fish and chips (or a Newfoundlander, in my case) you know exactly what I’m talking about. Otherwise this recipe is a synch to make. Simple toss your stove-popped corn with 2 tablespoons of malt vinegar and 1 and a half teaspoons of fine sea salt and enjoy.


Source: BakeYourDay.net

4. Maple Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

If visions of caramel coated peanuts or better yet, peanut brittle regularly dance in your head, you’re mouth will water at the sight of this all-natural maple spice popcorn. It literally tastes like caramel corn meets sweet nut brittle. All it takes is a bowl of lightly salted white popcorn popped with coconut oil and spiced with the equally sweet and salty flavors of real maple syrup, pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. For added crunch toss in the nuts of your choice. The recipe calls for roasted-salted pecan pieces.


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5. Brownie Batter Cookie Dough Popcorn

Can’t decide between cookie dough and brownies? You can have them both with this bucket of brownie batter cookie dough popcorn. Plus, this popcorn coated in chocolate mingling with candy and marshmallows requires zero baking. Thanks to the magic of boxed cookie dough bites, brownie mix, and vanilla and chocolate CandiQuik you’ll get handful upon handful of satisfying chocolate taste. Just have plenty of napkins handy for a finger licking good movie night.


Source: InsideBrewCrewLife.com


6. Maple Bacon Popcorn

Maple bacon cupcakes, maple bacon ice cream…so why not maple bacon popcorn? The cozy, sweet and salty breakfast combination gets a movie star makeover. This popcorn is first popped and then prepared like a casserole, covered in brown sugar, butter, maple syrup, and bacon drizzle and baked for a truly mouth-watering crunchy yet chewy snack.


Source: Mom.me

7. Buffalo Cheddar Popcorn

Step one, select your favorite flick. Step 2, pop some popcorn. Step 3, don’t forget the hot sauce and powdered cheddar cheese. That’s right folks; we’ve found a way to put the irresistible taste of buffalo cheddar into your popcorn! This flavoured popcorn calls for nothing more than your favorite hot sauce (I chose Franks), a carton of powdered cheddar cheese, and 4 cups of stove-popped corn. See; dreams really do come true!


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8. Blueberries and Cream Popcorn

Blueberries and cream creates a decadent bowl of popcorn. This recipe recommends using dried vs. fresh blueberries to avoid soggy, berry squished popcorn. Make in under 10-minutes by simply hot air popping your corn, removing any unpopped kernels, tossing with  dried blueberries, and drizzling with melted vanilla (or white chocolate) candy coating. We also suggest allowing the candy coating to harden prior to eating…don’t fret, it only takes a few minutes.


Source: RachelCooks.com


Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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