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Pop ‘n’ Rock Popcorn

Have a mouthful of fun with this poppin' popcorn. Each bite tickles your tongue with a crunchy, sweet, crackle. It's the perfect complement to the mean Grinch in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—

Popcorn Christmas Trees

The kids in my family like these popcorn trees instead of traditional popcorn balls. You can substitute red-hot candies for...


Peanut & Popcorn Balls

Young and old alike enjoy munching on—and makeing—these chewy popcorn balls. Young goblins especially like them around Halloween. —Lisa Allbright,...


Corny Chocolate Crunch

4 reviews

This sweet treat tastes almost like candy, and it's gone just about as fast! —Delores Ward, Decatur, Indiana


Chewy Caramel-Coated Popcorn

1 review

When I was a kid, my mom made this recipe often. I've adapted it to make it more chewy and...

Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Popcorn always make a crowd-pleasing snack...but you can make it into a chewy, sweet delight with this classic recipe.—American Pop...


White Chocolate Popcorn Deluxe

5 reviews

This popcorn recipe is so fast and simple. I take it to potlucks and for the teachers' table at work....

Chocolaty Popcorn

1 review

Pack this irresistible snack into wax or plastic bags and tie them shut with curling ribbons for a pretty presentation....


Vanilla Caramel Corn

3 reviews

This recipe gives a sweet and tasty twist to microwave popcorn. When I first tried it at a party, I...


Peanut Candy Popcorn Balls

2 reviews

Kids love these colorful novelties, concocted from popcorn, nuts, M&M's and marshmallows, so they make great stocking stuffers. Instead of...


Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

1 review

I came up with this recipe one night when I was craving a salty snack. It's a great change from...

Corn Puff Caramel Corn

5 reviews

Because you don't need to pop the corn or use a candy thermometer, this is faster and easier than more...


Chocolate-Mint Popcorn

I wrote a book called “20 New Ways to Enjoy Popcorn.” When I poll friends, they favor this recipe, a...


Vanilla Popcorn

10 reviews

"This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond...


Peanut Caramel Corn

2 reviews

A sweet, crunchy, lighter alternative to traditional caramel corn, this can't-stop-eatin'-it treat won't stick to fingers or teeth! Wonderful for...


Gingerbread Caramel Crunch

12 reviews

If you love gingerbread, you won't be able to resist this crispy, crunchy popcorn. Munch it yourself or share it...

Ultimate Caramel Chocolate Popcorn

2 reviews

Have the munchies? They’re no match for this nutty caramel corn drizzled with melted chocolate. —Kim Forni, Claremont, New Hampshire


Popcorn Caramel Crunch

I live in popcorn country, and there's even a town nearby that has a "Popcorn Days" celebration. This is a...


Striped Chocolate Popcorn

4 reviews

For a bake sale last year, I wanted to try something different. I’d seen chocolate popcorn in a candy shop...


Nutty Caramel Popcorn

Folks who've tasted my snack are quick to remind me to make it again for them the following Christmas! The...


Peppermint Popcorn

1 review

Crisp and minty, this simple popcorn snack is a hit with all 10 of our children. For variety, use whatever...


Christmas Popcorn

Keep plenty of this fun, munchable snack on hand for carolers, neighbors and other drop-in visitors. You’ll be glad you...


Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn

1 review

Fresh herbs and real cheese make this popcorn a homemade favorite that will make you forget about store-bought seasoning mixes....


Fruity Popcorn Balls

2 reviews

In our family, these are a favorite holiday treat. I don't know who likes them better— my grown children or...

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Chocolate Popcorn Balls

1 review

I've had this recipe for more than 20 years. They were good then...and just as great today! They're a fun...


Old-Time Popcorn Balls

2 reviews

Our whole family loves popcorn. These old-time popcorn balls are great anytime, but they're especially fun to pass out to...


Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

1 review

Seasoned with cinnamon, this popcorn is the perfect family snack to munch on while watching those classic Christmas movies together.


Popcorn Cookies

13 reviews

It's so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They're definitely a distinctive cookie...