Think of a trip to cinema, what do you see? People waiting to get the tickets, big screen, dark and most importantly – popcorn! But what about gourmet popcorn?
If you haven’t noticed yet, popcorn is taking the gourmet world by storm, there are more flavors of popcorn than movies coming out each year (well, according to my own estimates!). Gourmet popcorn is officially a thing and food blogs around the world are coming up with new flavors each week. You don’t have to be a fan of popcorn, but you will certainly appreciate the innovative approach and flavor combinations you would never think of.
I have round up over 60 most popular gourmet popcorn recipe to impress your family or friends on your next movie night, enjoy and share!
60+ Gourmet Popcorn Recipes
Sweet, savoury and plain weird, we’ve got all of them covered!
1Chocolate Coconut Popcorn
Recipe at Mariah’s Pleasing Plates.
Rich chocolatey and sweet tropical flavors to sweeten your taste buds! Perfect for a romantic movie date with your special someone!
2Thin Mint Popcorn
Recipe by Lolly Jane.
Enjoy this sweet popcorn with just the right hint of minty freshness!
3Pumpkin Pie Spice Popcorn
recipe by Cooking Classy.
Can’t wait for Thanksgiving? Indulge your holiday craving with this all-American flavor.
4Red Velvet Popcorn
Recipe by Inspired by Charm.
Same red velvety flavors from your favorite colored cake right into your popcorn bucket.
5Muddy Buddy Popcorn
Recipe by Six Sisters Stuff.
Chocolate and peanut butter – two of the best flavors known to the human tongue. Need I say anything more?
recipe by Bombshell Bling.
A whiff of this baby will make you want to pack up and drive to your favorite camping grounds with your friends, a guitar in tow and a night filled with songs in front of a nice fire under the stars.
7Cinnamon Bun Popcorn
recipe by Fabulessly Frugal.
If Cinnabon and Chef Tony’s had a love child, this would be it. Two sinful snacks makes a perfect cheat day from your diet!
8Zebra Caramel Popcorn
recipe by Creme de la Crumb.
Salty and sweet popcorn made even more gastronomical with dark and white chocolate drizzles!
9Tequila Caramel Popcorn
recipe by Tracys Culinary Adventures.
Did you miss cocktail night with your girlies because of an impromptu much-needed movie date with your hubby? Don’t despair. Yes, tequila infused popcorn exists!
10Key Lime Popcorn
recipe by Inside Bru Crew Life.
Your favorite movie snack flavored with your favorite dessert! Talk about gourmet popcorn!
recipe by Jens Favourite Cookies.
Because caramel popcorn can be too mainstream, coat your popcorn in rich butterscotch instead!
recipe by Double Duty Mommy.
White chocolate and colorful sugar sprinkles make for a fun-fetti feel to your gourmet popcorn. Perfect for your kids birthday party!
13Parmesan Basil Popcorn
recipe by Grain Crazy.
Not a fan of the sweeter side of things? Then, this herb-y savory mix is perfect for your buds!
14Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn
recipe by A Cozy Kitchen.
Ready for one of the best gastronomical experiences your tongue will ever have? Try this combination of sweet, spicy and savory. Of coourse, bacon is love.
recipe by The Recipe Critic.
Chocolate and mint? Yes, please!!
16Lemon Rosemary Popcorn
recipe by Houseful of handmade.
This is probably the freshest movie snack you’ll ever set your tastebuds on.
17Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn
recipe by Celebrating Sweets.
Bittersweet and the right dash of sea saltiness makes a great balance of contrasting yet complimenting flavors.
18Lemon Pie Popcorn
recipe by House of Yum.
If there was a way to include meringue in this recipe, this would no doubt be on my top 5!
recipe by Spicy Southern Kitchen.
Doesn’t this just remind you of the 4th of July? Literally firerworks in your mouth. What with all the yummy pop rock candies sprinkled all over it.
recipe by Two Sisters Crafting.
The many amazing things food coloring bring to the world of food. Add some red M&Ms and you’ve got yourself a yuletide movie treat.
21Strawberry White Chocolate Popcorn
recipe by Ilona’s Passion.
If you’re tired of giving chocolates on Valentine’s day, opt for a more unusual gift with this pink and white decorated gourmet popcorn. Strawberries and white chocolate is a perfect Valentine’s day flavor. :)
22Salted Whiskey Caramel Popcorn
recipe by Poet in the Pantry.
I don’t know if whiskey and caramel make a wicked combo but, I’m pretty much up to trying new flavors. Are you?
23Garlic, Parmesan and Dill Popcorn
recipe by Oh Sweet Basil.
Garlic, dill and parmesan is such a perfect combo for pastas. I bet it would taste just as good on popcorn!
24Harry Potter Popcorn
recipe by Food in Literature.
I can only imagine what it’d be like to have a bowl of butterbeer popcorn while watching a Harry Potter movie marathon on a Friday night. Now, that’s as good as pizza, beer and live SuperBowl.
recipe by The Recipe Rebel.
This reminds me of Skittles. Popcorn version. :)
recipe by Nerdy Mamma.
Coconut oil, vanila, sprinkles and lots of color! This is really a burst of confetti inside your mouth!
recipe by blommi.com.
Colored candy melts, microwave popcorn and pastel colored peanut M&Ms make up such a colorful Easter treat!
28Cinnamon Heart Popcorn
recipe by One Little Project.
Cinnamon hearts are one of the most popular Valentine’s day candy given as gifts. Why not go the extra mile and surprise your special someone with Cinnamon heart coated popcorn?
29Chili and Lime Popcorn
recipe by Killing Thyme.
Man, all I need is this, the Gulf of Mexico in front of my porch and a cold glass of margarita. Vacation mode achieved!
30Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn
recipe by Love Grows Wild.
Easiest gourmet popcorn recipe on this list. I’m sure the ingredients are always stocked in your pantry!
recipe by Oh Sweet Basil.
All this needs is a drizzle of dark chocolate sauce and this gourmet popcorn recipe would be super legit!
32Copycat Disney Caramel Chocolate Popcorn
recipe by Family Food Fun.
Recreate Disney’s famous caramel popcorn whenever you get the craving for their delectably sweet signature treat!
33Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn
recipe by Lil Luna.
I just can’t wait to get my fingers sticky with this caramel and marshmallow combo!
34Lemon Meringue Popcorn
recipe by Flavours and Frosting.
And the heavens have quickly answered my prayers! My favorite pie flavor in my popcorn!
35Garlic Bread Popcorn
recipe by Yellow Bliss Road.
Everybody loves the smell and taste garlic bread brings to a warm kitchen. Close your eyes, imagine the smell of butter and garlic wafting through your house. Yup, best smell ever.
36Wasabi Miso Popcorn
recipe by Kitchen Aid.
I absolutely love wasabi flavored food so yes, I would definitely enjoy this gourmet popcorn recipe! Popcorn with a kick!
37Rosemary Truffle Popcorn
recipe by Turnip the Oven.
You can’t get any more gourmet than this. Truffle oil is the epitome of gourmet food in my book!
recipe by Boys Ahoy.
If you are a wings lover kind of person, you’ll defintely tickle your buds fancy with this recipe!
39Truffle Bacon Popcorn
recipe by Foodie Crush.
Friendly reminder: DO NOT drool over your computer. Drool can severely damage well-working machines. Trust me, I know.
40White Chocolate Popcorn Crunch
recipe by Jolly Time.
You can’t tell by looking but those are white chocolate coated cranberries.
41Sea Salt Honey Butter Popcorn
recipe by The Faux Martha.
Opt for a healthier sweetener by replacing your sugar with natural honey. It gives the same sweetness caramel does and it works just as well with sea salt. :)
recipe by Gimme Some Oven.
Muy delicioso! You very own Mexican inspired movie treat!
43BBQ Ranch Popcorn
recipe by Plain Chicken.
Because ranch dressing and BBQ is such a classic combo!
44Dill Pickle Popcorn
recipe by Sarcastic Cooking.
Yes, I know. You might think this is weird but weird mixes tend to surprise you. Give your tongue a much needed jolt!
recipe by Whole New Mom.
Who does not lick their fingertips clean after a bag of Doritos? No one. And yes, this will have exactly the same effect.
recipe by A La Carte Kitchen.
Take yourself for an imaginary walk down the colorful roads of New Orleans with this flavored gourmet popcorn recipe!
47Old Bay Stove-Top Popcorn
recipe by A Beautiful Plate.
I have never had Old Bay seasoning but this has definitely got me curious. Might have to grab one from the store tomorrow.
recipe by Chocolate with Grace.
You can’t buy happiness. Butyou can buy pizza which is pretty much the same! Pizza is love!
49Salty Spicy Popcorn
recipe by Give Recipe.
Add a little spice to your favorite movie snack by adding a dash of chili powder and cumin seeds.
50Sour Cream & Onion Popcorn
recipe by Shutterbean.
Classic potato chip flavor. Why not make it a classic gourmet popcorn flavor too, right?
51Sweet & Spicy Wasabi Popcorn
recipe by Kitchen Confidante.
You don’t have to ask me twice if I want to try this. The answer is, “Yes!”.
recipe by Authentic Suburban Gourmet.
I kid you not when I say I use Sriracha on almost every food that works with hot sauce. I cannot live without this magic sauce! And yes, it tastes good with popcorn, too.
53Caramel Apple Pie Popcorn
recipe by Ebay blog.
Another classic dessert infused to popped corn kernels to make one delectable gourmer popcorn recipe!
54Vanilla Pudding Popcorn
recipe by Oh Bite it.
You already love Jello by itself. Imagine if you just pour it all over a warm bucket of freshly popped popcorn? You’re probably licking your lips right now.
55Cracker Jack Popcorn
recipe by Shugary Sweets.
Make your own version of the famous Craker Jack snack in the comforts of your own home!
56Toasted Coconut Popcorn
recipe by Jens Favourite Cookies.
There’s something about toasted coconuts that gives a homey feeling. Might be the sweet rich aroma it has when you toast them? What do you think?
57Pina Colada Popcorn
recipe by Pretty Providence.
Very tropical. This would be perfect for a movie date by the beach!
58Chili Cheese Popcorn
recipe by Chocolate Moosey.
Two flavors you can never go wrong with. ‘Nuff said. :)
59Sweet & Salty Curried Popcorn
recipe by Kitchn.
Oh, this is so exotic! Not every person would be brave enough to incorporate curry but this has surely piqued my curiosity!
60Cookie Monster Popcorn
recipe by Two Sisters Crafting.
This is insanely blue and uber cute! Just look at the mini Oreos and cookie doughs!
recipe by Something Swanky.
Coconut and melted chocolate combo sounds good enough for me! Bring on the gourmet popcorn!
62Movie Theater Popcorn
recipe by Like Mother Like Daughter.
Of course, after all that gourmet popcorn choices, we end with the best and the most classic mix. A bucket of buttered popcorn and a mix of your favorite candies! It can’t get any better than that!
Wow, that was a long list.
And I must admit, it was like torture to write about scrumptious and delectable treats. I kid you not when I say I have drooled over some of the recipes on this list.
As much as I enjoy compiling this for you, I’ve got quite a few of these gourmet popcorn recipes I’ve marked with a star and I can’t wait to try them out.
Who knows how long it will take me to cross out everything on my list and figure out my favorites.
With that, I bid you good day. Go and try the ones you’ve marked as well. Satisfy your curiosity and use the heck out of your Netflix subscription!
Got any recipes you’d like to share? Let us know in a comment below!