In honour of National Popcorn Day, celebrated on January 19, we’ve rounded up Canadian popcorn recipes to meet all of your sweet and savoury snacking needs.
Sweet Popcorn Recipes
Domestic Dreamboat’s Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn has a vanilla-flavoured candy coating and is said to taste like a Canadian classic, Lucky Elephant Pink Candy Popcorn.
Grandma Maude’s Popcorn Cakes, by A Canadian Foodie, is a caramel corn snack sprinkled with nuts and jujube gummy candies.
Canadian Living’s Triple-Chocolate Popcorn Clusters combine cocoa powder, white chocolate and dark chocolate, for a triple dose of chocolatey flavour.
Rocky Road Caramel Corn, on Hidden Ponies, has all of the classic rocky road fixings, from caramel and chocolate to marshmallows and pretzels.
Jo and Sue’s Sticky Maple Date Popcorn is sweetened with dates and maple syrup for a sweet popcorn and peanut treat.
Gingerbread Caramel Corn, on Dinner with Julie The holidays may be over, but if you’re not ready to give up the fine flavours of the Christmas season, this sweet and gingery snack may be just the one for you.
Popcorn Candy Cane Crackle, from Canadian Budget Binder, is another holiday-flavoured snack that’ll help you use up any leftover candy canes that you might have laying around.
Savoury Popcorn Recipes
The Endless Meal’s Pesto Popcorn incorporates homemade pesto and fresh cheese.
Vegan Nacho-Style Popcorn from The Green Life is a healthy twist on a classic comfort snack.
BBQ Popcorn Cakes, on The Food Network, are savoury popcorn balls that incorporate a touch of hot sauce for a spicy kick.
Pepper’s & Pennies’ Canadian Cheddar Popcorn recipe uses fresh Canadian cheddar cheese to give “a homemade spin [to] the classic white cheddar popcorn”.
“Ketchup Chip” Popcorn, on YummyMummy Club, is a recipe inspired by the classic Canadian potato chip flavour.
Sweet & Savoury Popcorn Recipes
The Food Network’s Maple Sriracha Peanut Popcorn combines sweet, spicy and salty in their popcorn and pretzel snack.
Canadian Living’s Peanut Butter Popcorn Clusters mix salty peanuts with the sweetness of chocolate covered raisins.
Check out BC Living’s 6 Next-Level Popcorn Recipes for the home chef, for flavours such as chili lime, rosemary parmesan, maple pepper, bacon and caramel with pecans, lemon and brown butter, and even duck fat.
Popcorn in Unexpected Places (more recipes)
Date-Braised Lamb, Coconut Milk Foam and Curry Popcorn, from Ricardo Cuisine
Caramel Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies, from RockRecipes.com
Cream of Corn Soup with Shrimp and Paprika Popcorn, from Ricardo Cuisine