Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day with this totally delicious, totally sweet and totally simple popcorn recipe! But really, do we even need a reason to celebrate sugar cookies? 😉




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Keep your eyes on the PIES… pie popcorn that is! Pack a citrus punch with our Key Lime Pie Popcorn and bring some tropical vibes to your kitchen this summer. 🙂 




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One good thing about adulting?! Peach Sangria Popcorn! Perfect for a weeknight movie after the kids go to bed or a weekend spent with friends, we’ve got the recipe for the BEST summertime snack. 🙂 




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Looking for Santa’s favorite treat? Have some in-laws you want to impress? Maybe just need something that will take your breath away (or at least make your breath smell good)? Enter: White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn. 🙂 







Who’s up for some Jelly Donut Popcorn and a game of dreidel? 🙂 Didn’t think we’d make a recipe based on Sufganiyah? Ohhhh, dear popcorn lovers. We haven’t even begun. 🙂 Shoot us a challenge below, you never know what our next ingenious flavor makers will come up with!

Wishing our Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah this week.




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Christmas Cookie Popcorn Recipe

Introducing the Christmas Cookie Popcorn Recipe. For when it’s holiday season and you’re in a baking mood but you come to your senses and realize that popcorn is still your favorite snack. Problem (deliciously) Solved.




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diy movie theater butter popcorn

Ever wish you could have Movie Theater Butter Popcorn with your movies at home? As the weather cools down, it’s beginning to look a lot like MOVIES for the winter, which means coveted Movie Theater Butter Popcorn. At Kernel Season’s, we believe no movie should go without this gold standard, even if it’s not at the theater. Enter: DIY Movie Theater Butter Popcorn Recipe. Not only is this quick and easy, it tastes like the real deal. Let us know what you think. Happy Movie Night! 🙂 





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caramel apple popcorn recipe blog shot

Not a lot better than a quick, easy and delicious DIY Caramel Apple Popcorn Recipe to “fall back” into this weekend. This one’s got a perfect combination of tart, sweet and spice from apple cider. YUM!



Caramel Corn
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup apple cider
1/2 tsp apple extract
1 tsp baking soda
6 cups popped popcorn


10 caramel candies cut into bite size pieces.



–  Prepare popcorn
–  In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter, brown sugar, apple cider and apple extract together; stirring until sugar has dissolved
–  Allow to lightly simmer for 5 minutes 
–  Add baking soda and stir. Mixture will expand and thicken. 
–  Add popcorn and stir until evenly coated 
–  Spread on a lined baking sheet and allow to cool
–  Cut caramel candies into small pieces and toss into popcorn once it has cooled and set
–  Break up, divide into bowls (or serving bowl) and enjoy
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Maple Pecan Popcorn

Treat your taste-buds to this homemade Maple Pecan Popcorn Recipe! 🍂🍁 

 Maple Pecan Popcorn


For Maple Popcorn 

– 6 cups popped popcorn

– 1 cup brown sugar packed 

– 1/2 cup maple syrup

–  1/2 stick of butter 

Candied Pecans 

–  1 cup pecan halves 

–  1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar

–  1 1/2 tsp water

– 1/4 tsp maple syrup 

–  1/8 tsp salt


 – Prepare popcorn 

–  For candied pecans, in a medium skillet over medium/low heat, toast pecans until fragrant (about 5 minutes) 

–  While toasting pecans, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, water, maple syrup and salt

–  Remove pecans from heat and add maple sugar mixture, stirring constantly

–  Once sugar mixture has hardened to pecans, spread on a baking sheet to cool 

Maple Pecan Popcorn

–  In a large pot, melt butter, brown sugar and maple syrup 

– Allow to simmer for 5 minutes 

–  Add 1 tsp. baking soda and stir, mixture will expand

–  Remove from heat, add popcorn and stir until event coated 

–  Spread on a baking sheet to allow to cool and set 

–  Once everything has cooled, chop pecans into bite size pieces and mix into popcorn 

Maple Pecan Popcorn

New to our popcorn blog? Welcome! Want to see all the deliciousness you’ve been missing out on? We don’t blame you 🙂 

Summer has come to an end and we couldn’t be more excited for Fall and Fall Flavors. This is just a taste into our Fall popcorn bowl! Get it?! Yeah? Well if not just expect big Fall popcorn recipes to come! Like last weeks Salted Caramel Popcorn.  

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