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What’s Popping? DIY Popcorn Recipes

With drive-in movie theaters being few and far between these days, why not turn your backyard into an old-time outdoor theater? But don’t forget the popcorn.


Start with kernels—white, yellow or black—and your preferred popping method, whether that’s an air-popper or the traditional stove-top method. Or there’s always the convenience of microwave popcorn. Then add a little flavor and spice to dress it up!


Cocoa Kettle Corn

  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder


Herbed Parmesan Popcorn

  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


Vegan Chili Lime Popcorn

  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 tsp sea salt


Pop kernels as directed. Add melted butter or oil to lightly coat. Toss in seasonings, spices and other add-ins. Enjoy!