13 Perfect Recipes to Celebrate National Popcorn Day [January 19th] #RecipeWednesday

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?


This Friday, January 19th, is National Popcorn Day. To celebrate, today’s Recipe Wednesday topic is Popcorn Recipes!  Here are 13 recipes from around the HLB community to inspire your National Popcorn Day celebrations: 

Movie Theater Popcorn from Wholefully // Cassie’s secret to perfect DIY theater popcorn: taking the 2 minutes of extra time to clarify your butter! This post is a terrific, full tutorial and includes a video and plenty of explanation to help you have the best popping experience possible.

Birthday Popcorn from Running in a Skirt // Birthdays and beyond – this fun filled treat is a festive snack for any special occasion!  We also dig the idea of using team colored candies and sprinkles for tailgating parties and other school events.

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Bars from Healthy Helper // We love a no-bake option for days when our kitchen energies are uber-low. “These babies are sweet. They’re salty. They have amazing texture. And they are PERFECT for an easy, healthy snack to take on the go.”

Maple Caramel Corn from Oatmeal with a Fork // In our book, maple is majorly underrated and this healthier caramel corn is an easy, naturally gluten free and vegan snack that even the most novice cook can master.

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Snack Mix from Ari’s Menu // Holy yum, Batman!  Dark Chocolate, cranberries, kettle corn and chex make this a sweet and salty treat perfect for Netflix night-ins or winter park picnics.

Peanut Butter Popcorn Ball from Sinful Nutrition // Inspired by rice krispie treats, these treats can easily be formed into ball or bar shapes to fit your preferences.  Is there a better partnership for peanut butter covered popcorn than chocolate chips? We sure don’t think so!

Tropical Popcorn Crunch from A Full Plate // Pineapple, coconut, cashews – oh, my!  A super speedy snack recipe with a great tropical island inspired flavor trio, this mix will bring some brightness to your winter days.

Microwave Popcorn in a Bag from Veggie Quest // Budget cooking hacks are a wonderful Veggie Quest feature and this DIY microwave popcorn recipe hits the nail on the head.  This post also explains the safety and health benefits of choosing homemade microwave popcorn versus store-bought and explains the cost cut-down.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Popcorn from The Healthy Family and Home // A basic caramel corn recipe, veganized!, with an extra special addition that we find ourselves turning to again and again – pumpkin spice!

Brown Sugar Sriracha Sesame Popcorn from How Sweet Eats // “It has everything I want when it comes to snacktime: a hint of sweetness, a touch of heat and toasty, nutty flavor.” 

Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix from The Lean Green Bean // The perfect mix of spicy and sweet, Lindsay provies a recipe big enough for a crowd or a week worth of afternoon snacks.  This one is at the top of our party snacks list for 2018.

Buffalo Chickpea Snack Mix from Nutritionist Reviews // Snack lovers unite!! The nutrition-power punch added from the chickpeas in this buffalo mix gives this recipe mega bonus points.

Trail Mix Popcorn Balls from Confessions of a Mother Runner // These might just end up being your new favorite healthy snack. A great selection for weekend food prep and customizable to your favorite ingredients [or whatever you have on hand!]


Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a recipe on your blog showcasing popcorn and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorites we’ve found on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #PopcornRecipes

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!


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