101 Popcorn Toppings, from Basic to Insane

Buttered Popcorn is so boring. Try out one of these 101 Creative Popcorn Toppings on your next movie night.

101 Popcorn Toppings

Every movie night deserves a bowl of popcorn. Why not dress it up with something different each time? We compiled a list of 101 popcorn toppings to make movie nights even tastier. Whether you prefer your popcorn sweet or savory or both, there is definitely a popcorn recipe here for you.

The very basics

1. Simple Homemade Stovetop Popcorn with Salt

2. Sprinkle with cheese powder.

3. Stir in a bit of truffle oil.

4. Toss with cinnamon sugar.

5. Nutritional Yeast Popcorn

6. Toss with olive oil and sea salt.

7. Add splash of balsamic vinegar.

8. Cover with melted butter.

9. Salt and Vinegar Popcorn

10. Douse it in melted white chocolate.

11. Drizzle on some melted dark chocolate.

12. Grind black pepper over top.

13. 5 Fun Make-Ahead Popcorn Toppings (including Dorito-flavored!)

Butter it up

14. Brown your butter.

15. Dairy free? Try melted goat butter.

16. Sauté butter with minced garlic.

17. Douse popcorn with duck fat or bacon fat.

Throw in some herbs

18. Brown Butter and Crispy Sage Popcorn

19. Add a little rosemary.

20. Add dill weed and celery salt.

21. Shake on dried oregano.

22. Matcha Herb Popcorn

23. Sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon.

24. Stir in some basil pesto.

25. Throw in some fresh cilantro.

Put your spice rack to work

26. Buffalo Popcorn

27. Add garlic powder.

28. Chili Cheese Popcorn

29. Reach for the taco seasoning.

30. Crab Shack Popcorn

31. Toss with chili powder.

32. Toss with paprika.

33. Fall Spiced Popcorn

Make it spicy

34. Toss with cayenne pepper.

35. Cotija and Chile Spiced Popcorn

36. Mexican Chocolate Popcorn

37. Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn

A little fruit will keep the doctor away?

38. Drizzle with fresh lime juice.

39. Add citrus zest.

40. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn

41. Sprinkle in some raisins.

42. Or dried cranberries (drizzle with melted chocolate and let it cool if you want popcorn and dried fruit clumps).

43. Orange Creamsicle Popcorn

Eat it for dinner (we won’t tell)

44. Pizza Popcorn

45. Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn

46. BBQ Popcorn

47. Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

Popcorn is for breakfast, right?

48. Maple Bacon Bourbon Popcorn

49. Stir in cocoa powder, brown sugar and chai spices.

50. Sriracha Bacon Popcorn

51. Popcorn Dipped in Egg (yes, really. This is insane and a must must must try!)

Dessert popcorn

52. Cake Mix and Sprinkles

53. Birthday Cake Oreo Popcorn

54. Toffee Butterscotch Popcorn Munch

55. Pumpkin pie popcorn — add pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar!

56. Cake Batter Popcorn

57. S’mores Popcorn Treats

58. Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Popcorn

59. Muddy Buddy Popcorn

60. Unicorn Popcorn Rocky Road

Or try kettle corn!

61. Skinny Churro Kettle Corn

62. Peanut Butter Kettle Corn

63. Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn

64. Cinnamon Kettle Corn

Always add chocolate

65. Cookies and Cream Popcorn

66. Bacon and Chocolate Popcorn

67. Rocky Road Popcorn

68. Chocolate Chip Cookie Popcorn

69. Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Ice cold

70. Popcorn Ice Cream Caramel Sundaes

71. Frozen Popcorn

72. Caramel Corn Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sweet like candy

73. Salted Butterscotch Popcorn

74. Vegan Almond Joy Popcorn

75. Add M&Ms, raisins, nuts and cereal for a twist on trail mix.

76. Peanut Butter Drizzled Popcorn

77. Snickers Popcorn

78. White Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Popcorn

79. Easy Microwave Caramel Corn

80. Loaded Candy Bar Popcorn

81. Red Hot Popcorn from Taste & Tell

Top with caramel goodness

82. Caramel Corn

83. Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn

84. Vegan Caramel Corn with Cacao Nibs and Coconut

85. Caramel Masala Popcorn with Pistachios

86. Make a Basic Caramel Corn and then sprinkle with sea salt for salted caramel popcorn.

87. Sriracha Caramel Corn

Sprinkle on popcorn as the topping

88. Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake with Caramel Corn Topping

89. Cookie Butter Popcorn Cupcakes

90. Matcha Popcorn Milkshake

91. Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Caramel Popcorn

Popcorn around the world

92. Canadian: Popcorn poutine? Sprinkle hot popcorn with shredded cheese then dip in beef gravy.

93. Creole/cajun: Add creole or cajun seasoning.

94. Mexican: Churro Popcorn

95. French: Toss with Herbes de Provence and butter.

96. Hawaiian: Toss with coconut flakes.

97. Indian: Sprinkle in some curry spices.

98. Italian: Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.

99. Japanese: Pour on the fiery wasabi powder.

100. Thai: Add a few dashes of sriracha.

101. American: Toss with a packet of ranch dressing powder and butter.

We dare you to try to come up with more ideas. Delicious popcorn links and all your scintillating popcorn thoughts are welcome below.

Susannah blogs at Feast + West where she specializes in cocktails and easy entertaining recipes. She can (and often does) eat a whole jar of olives in one sitting, sans cocktail. A graphic designer, Susannah also blogs about design for bloggers at Garnishing Co.

Susannah Brinkley

Susannah blogs at Feast + West where she specializes in cocktails and easy entertaining recipes. She can (and often does) eat a whole jar of olives in one sitting, sans cocktail. A graphic designer, Susannah also blogs about design for bloggers at Garnishing Co.