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10 National Popcorn Day Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

A national holiday dedicated to popcorn? Count me in! Keep reading to check out 10 popcorn varieties that you’ll LOVE! 

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On January 20, the whole country is invited to celebrate the go-to movie snack choice – popcorn! Whether you’re a sucker for all things savory, have more of a sweet tooth, or a little bit of both, there is a popcorn flavor for you.

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Check out the list below for 10 popcorn flavors that you can try out this National Popcorn Day!

1. Salted

Buy your own or pop your kernels in a pan at home before finishing them off with a healthy covering of sea salt.
Check out this simple recipe from Kitchen Stories!

2. Sweet

Pop to the shops to grab your favorite pack of sweet popcorn or dust your home-popped kernels in powdered sugar, agave, or golden syrup to taste!
Here’s a great recipe from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen!

NATIONAL POPCORN DAY - Sweet Popcorn

3. Sweet & Salted

Can’t decide on sweet or salted popcorn? Get the best of both flavors by mixing the two with this delicious recipe from Sweetest Menu!

4. Sweet Chili

Dust your freshly popped corn in chili powder, powdered sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon – this one is delicious!

NATIONAL POPCORN DAY - Sweet Chili

5. Chili Cheese 

Bring your popcorn game to the next level with just a sprinkling of cheese/ nutritional yeast and chili powder- you can thank me for this one later!
Here’s a great recipe from Homemade In The Kitchen!

6. Taco

With your favorite taco flavoring and some nutritional yeast, you’ll create a delicious movie snack that will be hard to step away from. Want to make your taco seasoning from scratch? Check out this recipe from Well Plated By Erin!

7. Cinnamon Sugar

If you love cinnamon rolls, you’ll go crazy for this cinnamon sugar combo from MyRecipes. A healthy dusting of powdered sugar and as much cinnamon as you can handle over freshly made popcorn will do the trick!

8. Gingerbread

Want to bring in some festive cheer no matter the time of year? Try covering your popcorn in powdered sugar, cinnamon, and ginger powder or check out this recipe from Happy Food Stube – you won’t regret it!

NATIONAL POPCORN DAY - Gingerbread

9. Lemon, Parmesan & Black Pepper 

A combination of lemon, parmesan, and pepper adds a whole new level of yumminess to salted popcorn. One of my favorite recipes is this one from Cookie And Kate – enjoy!

10. Chocolate Pretzel 

For a no-fuss snack, add your favorite chocolate and miniature pretzel variety to a big bowl of freshly popped popcorn and tuck in. Alternatively (if you’re feeling adventurous) try out this amazing recipe from Butter With A Side Of Bread!

NATIONAL POPCORN DAY -  Chocolate Pretzel 


The possibilities for yumminess are endless! So, gather the family, grab your chosen ingredients and Movie Night Journal, and get ready for National Popcorn Day! Do you have any favorite popcorn flavorings of your own? Let me know in the comments!


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