Pop Your Way to a Better Snack: 8 Popcorn Recipes

After you settle on which of these recipes you’ll be making, Orville Redenbacher will have nothing on you. Spicy, salty, sweet, or all three, we’ve covered all the bases for your cravings with the following eight popcorn recipes. Make a batch for your next party, movie night, or just because you want a snack that can pack a variety of flavors into one little treat sized bag.

Source: iStock

Source: iStock

1. Theater-Style Buttered Popcorn

First up is that utterly crave-inducing movie-theater style popcorn that has had us hooked since we were kids. The next time you’re having a home movie night, you need Food Network‘s clarified butter recipe. Described as the at-home way to replicate that richly buttered taste, clarified butter is easy and any extra can be stored in the fridge.


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • popcorn

Directions:  Melt 2 sticks butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Let sit for a few minutes; the butter will separate into 3 layers. Skim off the top layer of foam, then slowly pour the clarified butter into a heatproof container; discard the bottom layer of milk solids. Use 3 tablespoons hot clarified butter for 10 cups popcorn.