14 Popcorn Recipes You Haven't Tried

Skip the microwave popcorn, and make these sweet and salty concoctions instead.

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If you've popped your own popcorn at home, you've probably never gone back to the microwave version. Sure, it's a little bit more effort, but it's totally worth it. October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and there are countless recipes you can try. We've rounded up our favorites — from salty to sweet — that'll have you poppin' all month long.

White Chocolate Peppermint

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Recipe

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Recipe

If Santa left a sleigh full of candy canes at your house this year, and you're wondering what to do with them all, here is an easy peppermint flavored recipe that is guaranteed to please!

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Flynnside Out Productions

A mix of refreshing peppermint and sweet white chocolate is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for holiday gatherings.

Salted Stout Caramel

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You've probably tried salted caramel popcorn, but have you tried it with the addition of your favorite stout beer?

Halloween Popcorn Mix

Pretty Popcorn Packaging

Pretty Popcorn Packaging

These ice cream cartons are perfect for filling with popcorn mix and giving out as party favors.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer

Rennai Hoefer

Add candy corn to popcorn for an irresistible sweet-meets-salty Halloween treat.

Maple Nut

Maple-Nut Popcorn

Maple-Nut Popcorn

The sweet-and-spicy snack mix is seriously addictive. Place bowls of this nutty mix around your holiday party and watch it disappear. Get the recipe.

Photo by: Courtesy Kelsey Nixon ©2012 CookingChannelTV.com

Courtesy Kelsey Nixon, 2012 CookingChannelTV.com

Whether you're watching the game or hosting a fall party, this crunchy and slightly sweet snack will satisfy any guest.

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Unexpected Popcorn Toppings

Pop a batch of popcorn, and top it with these delectable combos.

Sweet + Spicy Mix

Cooking Channel Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix Recipe

Cooking Channel Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix Recipe

Serve a popcorn snack with a kick. Add lemon zest, cayenne pepper and chili powder to popcorn for a sweet and spicy snack.

Photo by: Courtesy Andrea Albin ©2012 CookingChannelTV.com

Courtesy Andrea Albin, 2012 CookingChannelTV.com

With minimal prep time but lots of flavor, this will be your party go-to.

Fall Popcorn Recipes, 4 Ways

Popcorn Recipes

Popcorn Recipes

Pumpkin spices, crisp apples and pecans, maple syrup or the unmistakable taste of campfire s’mores perk up your popcorn with the flavors of fall.

Photo by: Photo by Mick Telkamp

Photo by Mick Telkamp

Add the flavors of the season (including pumpkin) with these simple recipes.

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