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Popcorn Snack Ideas for Kids

Kids love popcorn, especially when it’s warm and fresh in a big bowl with salt and butter.

Movie nights just wouldn’t be the same without something to munch on, and popcorn always hits the spot.

Eating popcorn the “traditional” way is tasty, but why not take things up a notch with these popcorn snack ideas? The variety is appealing, and the kids will be eager to taste what you’ve created in the kitchen.

Make microwave popcorn or use a popcorn machine, or even pop it on the stovetop, the old-fashioned way. You can also buy a bag of pre-popped popcorn, but when you make it at home, it always tastes fresher and is crisper. You can use salted or unsalted popcorn, butter flavor or plain.

Each recipe makes 2-3 servings.

Trail Mix Popcorn

trail mix popcorn

Get lots of flavors and textures in one snack with this trail mix popcorn.


6 cups popped popcorn

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup dried cranberries

¼ cup sunflower seeds

¼ cup peanuts

¼ cup almonds

¼ cup carob chips or chunks

¼ cup yogurt covered raisins

¼ cup shredded coconut

Combine everything in a big bowl and serve.

Chocolate Lovers Popcorn

chocolate popcorn

A sweet treat everyone wants to eat.


6 cups popped popcorn

¼ cup milk chocolate chips

¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup “Cocoa Krispies” cereal

¼ cup chocolate sauce

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

Place the popcorn in a large bowl and mix with the chocolate sauce and cocoa powder until all popcorn is coated. Stir in the cereal and chocolate chips and serve.

Cheesy Popcorn

cheese popcorn

Something savory is always satisfying.


6 cups popped popcorn

3 string cheeses cut into ½ inch pieces

¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and heat in the microwave for about 1 minute or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Some other fun ideas:


  • Mix popcorn, mini pretzel twists, and puffed cheese balls
  • Mix popcorn, jellybeans, and rainbow sprinkles
  • Mix popcorn with corn flakes and banana chips
  • Mix popcorn with cinnamon and sugar
  • Top your ice cream or frozen yogurt with popcorn
  • Use popcorn in place of Rice Krispies to make “Popcorn Treats”
  • Sprinkle popcorn over salad instead of croutons
  • Serve tomato soup with popcorn instead of crackers

What’s your favorite way to eat popcorn?

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By: Melissa A. Kay



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