Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Popcorn

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016

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Popcorn is one of those classic snacks that never goes out of style. These knock-off popcorn recipes will give you an opportunity to create your favorite kinds of popcorn at home. Whether you can't get to Garrett’s in Chicago, or maybe just want a homemade snack instead of something that’s storebought, these six knock-off popcorn recipes are a great place to start.

Popcorn coated in caramel
Garrett’s Caramel Corn

If you’re a fan of the caramel variety of Chicago’s most famous popcorn, you’ll love this recipe. If you’re willing to try making caramel, you’re halfway to being finished with this recipe. The ingredients list is simple, and the recipe proves that making your own caramel corn can be a snap! For complete instructions, visit Anju’s Kitchen Treasures.

Popcorn coated in white and dark chocolate
Zebra Popcorn

This knock-off popcorn recipe uses simple ingredients like chocolate, sugar, and butter to create the delicious “zebra” popcorn you may have had at your local shopping mall. This delicious combo of flavors is easy to make yourself and sure to please everyone in your family. For more instructions, visit My Foray Into Food Storage.

Popcorn coated in caramel
Cracker Jack

One of the most popular types of popcorn is, of course, Cracker Jack! If you’d rather not spend money on this snack, try making your own at home. The great thing is that this recipe is super simple. All you need is popcorn, peanuts, and some sweet ingredients to create the sticky topping. For complete instructions, visit Top Secret Recipes.

Popcorn coated in caramel and dark chocolate
Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn

Here’s another knock-off popcorn recipe that includes chocolate - yum! This a great homemade alternative to Harry & David’s Moose Munch, which includes caramel and dark chocolate. The topping is really easy to make, and then you simply drizzle it on your popcorn. For more instructions, visit Brownie Bites.

Popcorn coated in caramel
Crunch and Munch

This tasty popcorn topped with butter, sugar, vanilla, and Karo syrup, and combined with salty, crunchy peanuts, perfectly mimics some popcorn mixes from the grocery store. It’s a yummy combination that’s really easy to make at home. For the complete instructions, visit CopyKat Recipes.

Popcorn with caramel and cinnamon
Gourmet Cinnabon Popcorn

Here’s a great popcorn recipe for those who enjoy a nice, sticky cinnamon bun. You’ll need some brown sugar and cinnamon to get that great cinnabon-esque taste, and you have the option of adding in some pecans for a nutty crunch. For more instructions on this recipe, visit Remodelaholic.

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