Gourmet Popcorn Recipes {{and gift idea}}

Gourmet Popcorn Recipes and gift idea by Clarks Condensed

I love popcorn, and I’m always trying to come up with new ways to make it. I’ve shared several of my recipes in the past, and today, I have a few more. And for those of you who are still trying to come up with a last minute Christmas gift, I have a very tasty idea for you!

How many of you buy those big tubs of popcorn at the store with multiple flavors? I feel like it isn’t really Christmas without one! So this year, I thought, why not make my own gourmet popcorn to give  as gifts…and so begun my day long adventure of making delicious popcorn!

In the end, I made four different kinds. I bought clear, plastic goodie bags at Target, and divided them into those bags. And then, I stuffed them into a stocking I bought at Target for $1. It was quick and cute, and didn’t cost a lot. If you want, you could even buy a bucket like the popcorn buckets at the store, and fill it up with different flavors, or just make these quick and cute popcorn sampler bags. If you have a hard to shop for person on your list, definitely consider doing this!

Now…for the recipes!

The first one I made was a chili cheddar popcorn. I couldn’t get enough of this one!

Chili Cheddar Popcorn by Clarks Condensed

Chili Cheddar Popcorn
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ tablespoon white cheddar popcorn powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  1. Separate kernels from popcorn, and place popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Mix the cheddar powder, chili powder, and mustard powder with the butter.
  4. Slowly pour the butter mixture over the popcorn, shaking the popcorn as you do it so one spot doesn't get overly saturated.
  5. Let cool about 30 minutes.

Next was cookies and cream. Now, this can be made year-round, but I decided to use green candy melts and Christmas oreos. I think this was our favorite popcorn!

{{Holiday}} cookies and cream popcorn by Clarks Condensed (can be made year-round!)


Gourmet Popcorn Recipes {{and gift idea}}
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 15 oreos
  • 1 bag Wilton Candy Melts (I used green)
  1. Separate kernels from popcorn and place in a large bowl.
  2. Crush oreos into small pieces. Mix with popcorn
  3. Melt candy melts according to instructions. When completely melted, pour immediately in the bowl of popcorn and mix until everything is well-combined (easiest to do with rubber spatula.)

Crunchy Caramel Popcorn by Clarks Condensed


Gourmet Popcorn Recipes {{and gift idea}}
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  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light Karo Syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  1. Separate popcorn from kernels and place in a large bowl
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  3. In a sauce pan, place brown sugar, Karo Syrup, and butter. Once butter is melted, bring to a boil and stir constantly.
  4. Stir constantly for five minutes at a boil.
  5. Remove sauce pan from stove and immediately stir in vanilla, salt, and baking soda.
  6. Pour immediately over popcorn and stir with a rubber spatula.
  7. On a greased cookie sheet, evenly spread popcorn. Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

Cookie Butter and Jelly Popcorn by Clarks Condensed


And this final recipe is my favorite! I actually shared it a few months ago, so be sure to go to this link for this delicious Cookie Butter and Jelly Popcorn.

What type of gourmet popcorn do you like to make?


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  • I went to a friend's birthday party and she had a bunch of different popcorn flavors. She called it gourmet popcorn. I didn't even know there was such thing! It was really fun and unique and I thought it would be fun to make some myself! These all look like great recipes! The cookies and cream popcorn sounds really good! I will have to give them all a try! Thank you for the recipes!

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