Jan 242018

Popcorn is the perfect movie night snack, but why not get fancy with your popcorn this week? Try one of these 5 fancy popcorn recipes on your next movie night.

Nothing goes better with a Netflix binge session than a big old bowl of popcorn. Am I right? I don’t know about you, but sometimes I like to get a little fancy with my popcorn, so today I wanted to share a five of my favorite fancy popcorn recipes with you.

Astronaut Popcorn

8 cups Popped popcorn — *
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Tang — powdered orange drink
1/3 cup Light corn syrup
1/3 cup Water
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 teaspoon Orange extract
1 teaspoon Baking soda
* 2 tbls of unpopped popcorn makes 4 cups (or 1 ounce) popped popcorn.
Place popcorn in a large buttered baking pan. In separate pan, combine sugar, drink mix, syrup, water and butter. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook until mixture reaches 250~ on a candy thermometer, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in orange extract and baking soda. Pour over popcorn, mixing well. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely.

Bacon Cheese Popcorn

4 quarts Popped popcorn
1/3 cup Butter — melted
1/2 teaspoon Seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon Hickory-smoked salt
1/2 cup American cheese — grated
1/3 cup Bacon bits
Pour freshly popped corn in large bowl. Combine margarine with hickory-smoked salt. Pour over popcorn; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon bits. Toss again and serve while warm.

Bayou Popcorn

3 tb Butter; or margarine
1/2 ts Garlic powder
1/2 ts Cayenne pepper
1/2 ts Paprika
1/2 ts Dried thyme
1/2 ts Salt
12 c Popped corn
In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over med. heat. Stir in remaining ingredients except popcorn. Cook for 1 min. Pour over popcorn, tossing to coat evenly. Serve at once.

BBQ Popcorn

6 tablespoons Hot air-popped popcorn
1/3 cup Butter
3 tablespoons Chili sauce
1 teaspoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese
Place popcorn in large bowl. In small saucepan, melt margarine. Stir in chili sauce, onion and chili powder and salt. Pour chili mixture gradually over popcorn, tossing to mix well. Sprinkle with cheese and toss.

Buffalo HotCorn

2 1/2 qt.. popped corn
2 Cups corn chips — slightly broken
1 Cup Dry-Roasted Peanuts
1/4 Cup butter
2 Tbsp. Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce
1 Tsp. celery seed
1/4 Tsp. salt
In small bowl, place 2 cups popped corn; set aside. Combine remaining popcorn with corn chips and peanuts. In small saucepan, melt butter with hot sauce, celery seed and salt; pour over popcorn/peanut mixture, tossing gently to coat. Spread on l5x10-inch baking sheet. Bake at 350’F for 10 minutes. Remove from baking sheet to large serving bowl. Toss with remaining 2 cups popped corn. Serve immediately or store in airtight container.

Butter Pecan Popcorn

8 c Popped popcorn (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup unpopped)
Nonstick spray coating
1/2 c Broken pecans
2 tb Butter
1/3 c Light corn syrup
1/4 c Instant butter pecan pudding Mix
1/4 ts Vanilla
Discard unpoppped popcorn kernels. Spray a 17x12x2-inch roasting pan with nonstick coating. Place the popped corn and pecans in the pan. Keep popcorn warm in a 300-degree oven for 16 minutes, stirring halfway t hrough baking. Remove the pan form the oven. Turn mixture onto a large piece of foil. Cool popcorn completely. When cool, break into large pieces. Store leftover popcorn, tightly covered, in a cool, dry place for up to 1 week.

And speaking of Netflix, there are a lot great shows and movies to get excited for this coming year. So no matter what you’re looking to fill your queue with in 2018, Netflix has you covered.

What do you think about these fancy popcorn recipes?  Will you be trying any of them the next time you sit down to stream Netflix with your family?

Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam.  As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own. 

  33 Responses to “Try These Fancy Popcorn Recipes For Your Next Family Movie Night #StreamTeam”

  1. I never knew you could do so much with popcorn. I love the idea of adding a little kick to the popcorn. Butter pecan also looks like a great way to enjoy it on movie night or game day.

  2. Bacon cheese popcorn sounds fantastic! I mean bacon and cheese. That’s really all you need to say.

  3. I used to make a version of Bayou popcorn. I would sprinkle Old Bay over my popcorn. I need to try it with the Tang.

  4. Butter Pecan Popcorn!! YES, I love these unique recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  5. All of these recipes sound great. I’ve never had popcorn like these before. It will be interesting to give them all a try.

  6. Wow, lots of yummy concoctions. I have never even thought of the bacon cheese idea!

  7. I’m ready to try the Butter Pecan Popcorn right now! I prefer sweet snacks to savoury so this recipe is perfect for me.

  8. Love popcorn!! These all sound so simple, and perfect for movie nights!

  9. Yum! I love all the different popcorn flavors. My kids really love it too. That Bacon Cheese Popcorn sounds really good!

  10. I would have to start with the butter pecan for me personally. All the rest sound wonderful. Husband would enjoy the spicy ones.

  11. I would love any of these popcorn flavors. I think I’m going to make bacon cheese popcorn the next time we watch a show on Netflix. We’re in the middle of Stranger Things 2.

  12. The bacon popcorn sounds so yummy! I’ll have to try that next time we Netflix binge.

  13. Oh my goodness! I want to try them all! I think I will have a Popcorn of the Week with my family and try all of these! Yum yum.

  14. I don’t know which one I want to try first. We pop a lot of corn since discovering paper bag popcorn. Everyone can pop there on bag and mix to their delight. I know I would probably indulge in that savory Bayou Popcorn, it just looks so delicious.

  15. OH these are fun! Friday nights are movie nights here, so I am going to keep this in mind!

  16. Bacon cheese popcorn, what now?!! I have never heard of this but really want to give it a try! This would be fun to make for my family, but not tell anyone the popcorn is different. We love to do movie nights and popcorn at home, especially in winter when it is so cold outside.

  17. Oh my goodness, I need to try out all of these! What some absolutely delicious sounding popcorn treats for the whole family!

  18. I want to try the Bayou popcorn! We love having popcorn during our family movie nights.

  19. It’s so nice to get creative when it comes to popcorn! I am really liking all these ideas that you have here and I’m so curious about that Bayou Popcorn!

  20. They all sound so yummy! My girls are huge popcorn fans so I’ll have to try a couple of these out.

  21. The butter pecan popcorn sounds the best to me! I think it would be the right amount of sweet and salty!

  22. There are lots of popcorn recipes here. This is great!

  23. Oh yummy!! I love a good fancy popcorn recipe!! I need to try some of these for sure!!

  24. Oh wow! So many different flavor combinations not sure which one to try first! Bacon Cheddar sounds amazing!

  25. Great popcorn recipes for enjoying family movie nights. Will lend an extra zing to the experience. I think the Astronaut popcorn is something we would love.

  26. The butter pecan sounds awesome. I love popcorn and so does my kids. We always prepare one bowl of it when we watch TV at home.

  27. Popcorn is the best when watching a move. There are so many great things you can do with it too! Awesome idea.

  28. We love flavored popcorn! Our girls ask for cheese topping every time we watch movies.

  29. Sign me up for the bacon cheese popcorn that sounds delicious. Growing up we used to try different flavors, I’ve not done that in years.

  30. Bacon Cheese Popcorn. My eldest grandson will be erecting a shrine in your honor. Who’d of thought you could do so much with popcorn?? BB2U

  31. I love the idea of fancy movie night popcorn flavours! I am going to have to try the Bacon Cheese because well.. Bacon and cheese.

  32. I am so boring, I only like salted popcorns but I do love these ideas and I would like to try the bacon cheese one for sure.

  33. Those wonderful flavors! I’d love to try the cheese and buffalo…it must be wonderful as I love salty food..