Looking for a new favorite holiday popcorn recipe? Look no further, we’ve got chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, and even Grinch popcorn for you to try this holiday season!

I’m not sure how popcorn came to be a holiday food. But I remember always being super excited if someone happened to give our family one of those giant tins of popcorn. The kind with the 3 different flavors. 

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You can still find those tins at the store, but today I get more excited about homemade popcorn. And even more excited about chocolate or caramel covered homemade popcorn!

All of the recipes below are made using fresh popped popcorn, so first let’s talk about popping corn.


13 Holiday Popcorn Recipes for Gifts or Christmas Treats


How to Make Popcorn (NOT in a Microwave)

Your first option is to use an air popper. They are easy, quick and don’t require any butter or oil. 

If you don’t have an air popper you can pop popcorn on the stove using a heavy bottomed pan. 

Here are some tips to popping popcorn on the stove:

  • Use medium heat
  • Put a good layer of oil on the bottom of the pan (we use coconut oil or olive oil)
  • Place 2 kernels in the oil and place the lid on the pan. When the kernels pop, the oil is hot and ready
  • Pour in the kernels and give a good shake to coat each one with oil
  • Unless you are making kettle corn, you don’t really have to shake the pot while the corn pops
  • Vent the lid a little to reduce sogginess

Now that you have a bowl of homemade popcorn, let’s make some fun, sweet, holiday popcorn!


Delicious Holiday Popcorn Recipes for Gifts or a Christmas Treat

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