Popcorn recipes |Ultimate sweet popcorn toppings

Who doesn’t love popcorn? It’s an incredibly versatile food; whether you enjoy it as a snack or at the movies, popcorn has something for everyone.

If you’re looking to liven up your own popcorn, we’ve brought together a few different popcorn recipes for you to try. The Americans are masters of sweet popcorn, and as such we’ve found some of the tastier recipes they have to offer!

Marshmallow Popcorn

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This is a quick and easy way to give your sweet popcorn a typically American twist. Simply mix in a handful of gelatine-free marshmallows with your popcorn for a soft, sweet treat.

If you like your marshmallows a little gooier, why not heat them up first? Microwave your marshmallows for no longer than 10 seconds to soften them up. You can microwave them for longer (say, 30 seconds) but this gets very messy very quickly. Don’t forget that sugar gets extremely hot when microwaved, either!

For an additional twist, why not try flavoured marshmallows instead? Marshmallows now come in many different flavours including rose, cherry, strawberry and even lime. If you have any chocoholics in your family, try melting 150g of chocolate over the popcorn and marshmallows for a Rocky Road-style snack.

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel sauce is very easy to make, and a tasty topping for any popcorn. Take 7 ounces of brown sugar, 4 tablespoons of butter, a teaspoon of salt, 2/3 of a pint of milk and a tablespoon of vanilla extract. Put it in a pan, heat on a low setting and stir until it’s all mixed together; this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen is very easy to follow.

If you fancy a little extra crunch with your popcorn, why not add a little Gur Rewdi to the mix? If you prefer a salty flavour instead, give our Roasted Grams a try!

Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Popcorn

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The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen has this charming recipe if you want to do something different. You actually have a couple of options; you can create larger popcorn balls, or enjoy the pieces in a big bowl with friends! (We recommend bringing a few spoons.)

Mix together a cup of peanut butter with a quarter cup each of honey, agave syrup and kosher salt. You’ll also need three ounces of white chocolate; melt all the ingredients together in a pan, before stirring in the popcorn.

Christmas Popcorn

Christmas is just around the corner! That’s why we’ve scoured the web to find inspiration for festive popcorn flavours. Below, you’ll find the favourite choices from the Regal team.

Cinnamon Popcorn

This recipe from My Recipes is very easy to make, and very tasty as well! Take a tablespoon of ground cinnamon, two tablespoons of melted butter and two tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix together before adding a dash of salt, and you’ll be enjoying Cinnamon Popcorn in no time!

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Peppermint and White Chocolate Popcorn

If you want something a little different, give this recipe a try. Laurie from the Simply Scratch Recipe For Life blog has put together a very Christmas-inspired recipe that includes peppermint for an added kick.

Mix your peppermint flavouring with 450 grams of white chocolate, before melting it on the cooker top. You can use ground-up candy canes in the recipe, or peppermint extract if you’re short on time. We recommend adding a teaspoon of peppermint extract and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract to keep things sweet.

Once it’s all melted, mix in the popcorn; eat it as sweet popcorn balls or loose as you desire.

One in a Million Popcorn

A quicker, easier option for adding a sweet twist to your popcorn is to add a couple of packs of Millions sweets. They come in a variety of flavours; strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant all offer familiar twists. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try bubblegum Millions instead?

Your Favourite Cookie Popcorn

There are plenty of different cookie popcorn recipes out there, but why not give one of your favourite cookies a try instead? This is very easy to do, and there are several great options available from Regal. We recommend our handmade coconut biscuits, as well as our almond or pistachio cookies; they’re all a wonderful companion for popcorn.

Take your favourite cookies and lay them out on a breadboard or clean surface. Place a clean tea towel over the cookies, before using the end of a rolling pin to break the cookies up. This works best if the cookies are in chunks rather than powder, so don’t be too firm with them!

Once the cookies are broken up, take 200g of your favourite chocolate and melt it with a little butter. (We find that dark chocolate is the best companion to coconut biscuits.) Tip the cookie chunks into the melted chocolate and coat them evenly, before mixing them in with your popcorn. It’s now ready to share with your friends and family!

We hope we’ve managed to whet your appetite for some exciting new popcorn recipes! If you’re looking to stock up on popcorn for movie nights and other special occasions, visit our popcorn page. We offer sweet and salted popcorn bags, as well as a mixed popcorn option (with both sweet and salted) if you can’t bear to choose. We also provide all of the South Asian and Indian snacks online that you love.

Tell us your sweet popcorn favourites!

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