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Gourmet Popcorn at Home

With the Electric Pop & Stir, you can make movie theater-style popcorn at home—but it doesn’t stop there. You can let your imagination run wild with different flavors and combinations. Try a few of our favorites, then get creative with your own!

Tips for Using the Electric Pop & Stir

  • It’s best to use oils with a high smoke point for popcorn. We recommend:
    • Refined (not raw) coconut oil
    • Grapeseed oil
    • Vegetable oil
    • Olive oil (not extra virgin)
    • Canola oil
    • Peanut oil
    • Refined (not raw) avocado oil
  • If you’re using butter on the top and it doesn’t completely melt, use a silicone basting brush or spatula to push around the butter until it melts. You can also start with room-temperature butter.
  • Add salt or your favorite seasoning while the popcorn is still warm, so it sticks!
  • Sift out any un-popped kernels!
  • Popcorn makes a great gift all year. Pop it into a gift bag or box and share it with your friends and family! 

Movie night is never going to be the same—because you can make buttery, delicious popcorn at home! Grab the remote and get ready for an epic night in.

Cook’s Tip

  • This popcorn is best eaten fresh.


  • Popcorn Beer Bread: Give Pampered Chef’s Beer Bread Mix a fun twist with popcorn! The crushed popcorn gives the bread a unique texture that will be the talk of any party. Add 1½ cups (375 mL) of finely ground popcorn to the Beer Bread Mix. Add 3 tbsp (45 mL) of melted butter to the mixture, along with 12 oz. (350 g) of beer. Mix it up and pour into a prepared loaf pan. Add another 1 tbsp (15 mL) of melted butter to the top and bake according to the package directions for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Hot Cocoa: Add 1–2 packets of hot chocolate mix and ¼ tsp (1 mL) of salt while the popped popcorn is still warm. Toss in 1 cup (250 mL) of mini marshmallows after it’s cooled. You can use different flavors of hot cocoa like white chocolate, caramel, or mocha.
  • Peppermint: Drizzle popped popcorn with melted white chocolate and toss to coat. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies or candy canes and red sprinkles; toss to coat. Let the chocolate harden before enjoying.
  • Birthday: Drizzle popped popcorn with melted white chocolate or colored chocolate candy melts then add rainbow sprinkles or candies.
  • Seasonings: Sprinkle seasonings onto popcorn while it’s still warm. You can add as much seasoning as you like, but start with 2 tsp (5 mL) to 1 tbsp (15 mL). You can always add more! Try out these flavors:

This family favorite only has four ingredients and it’s done fast—perfect for after-school snacks, a movie night treat, or any time.

Cook’s Tip

  • Refined (not raw) coconut oil is great for popping popcorn because it can take high heat. It adds a slight coconut flavor to the popcorn, but it isn’t overwhelming. You can use canola oil if you don’t have coconut oil.
The great flavors of chocolate, caramel, candied peanuts, and popcorn come together for a sweet and savory snack that’s perfect for sharing.

Cook’s Tip

  • Make personalized gifts! Wrap the pieces up in clear plastic bags or containers with a ribbon and tag. They make great holiday, host, or anytime gifts! Switch it up with fun and festive ribbon colors and tags for each season.

Caramel corn is a classic treat for a reason—it’s deliciously buttery and crunchy. You just might want to make a double batch!

Cook’s Tip

  • Don’t stir the sugar as it cooks, or it may crystallize.

Crunchy caramel popcorn and savory cheese popcorn combine to create an unexpectedly tasty treat in this Chicago-favorite snack.

Cook’s Tips

  • Don’t stir the sugar as it cooks, or it may crystallize.
  • If you want cheesier popcorn, add more mac & cheese powder! Not feeling cheesy? Add a little less.
  • Use the leftover pasta from the mac & cheese box to make a quick pasta salad, or add it to soup or salad.

This tangy, sweet, crunchy, and colorful popcorn is perfect for birthday parties, gender reveal parties, or any fun occasion!

Cook’s Tips

  • You can store this popcorn in an airtight container or in the refrigerator to keep it fresh longer.
  • Don’t stir the sugar as it cooks, or it may crystallize.
  • Get creative with flavors and colors! You can create a custom blend of candy-coated popcorn to match school or sports teams’ colors or themed holiday parties. Make it a tropical popcorn with pineapple, mango, and lime popcorn flavors. Or keep it classic with cherry or grape!
  • Try green apple Jell-O in this recipe then combine it with caramel popcorn for a caramel apple blend!
Unlike traditional popcorn balls, you don’t need to boil sugar in this recipe—so these sweet treats are super quick to pop together!

Cook’s Tips

  • Lightly oil your hands before forming the popcorn balls to keep it from sticking.
  • Try adding some cereal, sprinkles, or a drop of food coloring to the marshmallow mixture to match a special holiday or event! You can even form the balls into fun shapes like snowmen, hearts, pumpkins, or trees using a cookie cutter or your hands.
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