7 Gourmet Popcorn Recipes You Can Easily Make At Home, Because Movie Night Could Use An Upgrade

Popcorn might be the ultimate American snack — researchers have found evidence of the salty dish in New Mexico as far back as 3600 B.C. (And here we thought Twizzlers were classic!) On movie night, nothing beats some classic gourmet popcorn recipes, and while this beloved concoction might be thousands of years old, it's easy to give it a modern twist. From simple upgrades to your microwaved bag to more intricate combinations of truffle and bacon, these seven popcorn ideas are sure to improve snack time.

Image: Green Kitchen Stories

Truffle Bacon Popcorn

Because bacon goes with everything… obviously.

Image and recipe: Foodie Crush

Marshmallow Popcorn

This birthday-party-perfect recipe combines sweet and salty flavors that will satisfy any popcorn lover’s dream.

Image and recipe: Joy the Baker

Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Popcorn

This recipe is so simple that the only addition to your normal popcorn routine is dark chocolate.

Image and recipe: Green Kitchen Stories

Curried Popcorn

If you want to add a little bit of heat…

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Cheddar Popcorn (From The Microwave!)

For this cheesy snack, you won’t even need a stove!

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Lemon, Parmesan, & Black Pepper Popcorn

The perfect citrusy, savory combination.

Image and recipe: Cookie and Kate

Peanut Butter And Jelly Popcorn

A snack that truly speaks to your inner child. There’s no way your 10-year-old self could resist this.

Image and recipe: Something Swanky