How to Make Popcorn: 4 Simplest Ways to Make Popcorn for a Warm Movie Night

How to Make Popcorn: 4 Simplest Ways to Make Popcorn for a Warm Movie Night
How to Make Popcorn - Photo by Jill Wellington from Pixabay
SHARE - You can not skip having a bowl of popcorn while watching your favourite serial at the weekend. But, if you are running out of it while your favourite serial is about to start, then you can make it yourself at home. Even, you can make it in less than 3 minutes. 

Wondering how to make popcorn? Look no further, because you are landing on the right page if you are looking for a way on how to make popcorn. In this article, Tripboba already compiles 4 easy-peasy ways how to make popcorn.

So, how to make popcorn? Let's find out together!

How to Make Caramel Popcorn

How to Make Popcorn - Photo by Jill Wellington from Pixabay


  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Step 1. Preheat the oven until it reaches 225 degrees and line 2 large baking sheets with a silicone baking mat. (You can also use parchment paper)

Step 2. After that, spread the popped popcorn evenly across one sheet. Set it aside.

Step 3. Combine the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep whisking the mixture until the butter melted and the brown sugar dissolved. It may take about 3 until 5 minutes.

Step 4. While keep whisking, add the vanilla, salt, and baking soda into the caramel mixture. It will cause some bubbles. After that, while the caramel getting thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat.

Step 5. Once it is done, pour the caramel over popcorn quickly, you can use a spatula to make sure that the popcorn coat evenly. Then, place the caramel popcorn in the oven and let it bake 3 times at 15 minutes interval, so it takes about 45 minutes.

Step 6. Every 15 minutes interval, remove the baking sheet from the oven and toss the popcorn to coat completely and break any clumps.

Step 7. When it is done, place the baked caramel popcorn on the second baking sheet to make it cool while breaking any lumps. Place it in an airtight container once it is cool. Enjoy!

How to Make Caramel Popcorn on the Stove

How to Make Popcorn - Photo by Couleur from Pixabay


  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 quarts popped popcorn


Step 1. Combine sugar, butter, and white corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Let it cook for about 15 minutes and for the first few minutes, stir it occasionally.

Step 2. Once the colour starts to turn to light caramel colour, stir it constantly. It may take 3 minutes from light caramel into a medium caramel colour. The caramel sauce is ready to use when it reaches 300 degrees.

Step 3. Add the vanilla into the mixture and pour it over the popcorn, toss it with a long-handled wooden spoon.

Step 4. Once the caramel is evenly mixed, store it in an airtight container.

How to Make Popcorn Balls

How to Make Popcorn - Photo by WikimediaImages from Pixabay


  • 8-10 cups cooked popcorn
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter one stick
  • white or milk melting chocolate for decorating
  • cake pop sticks


Step 1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with oil. 

Step 2. Place the cooked popcorn in a large bowl and set it aside.

Step 3. In a saucepan, add the remaining ingredients and place them over medium heat. Then, bring it to boil and stir for about 2 minutes. Before pouring it over the popcorn, let it sit for 2 minutes.

Step 4. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn and stir it until the popcorn is coated. Let it sit for some minutes. 

Step 5. After that, spray your hands using the spray oil and form the popcorn into balls. Then, place the balls on the cooking sheet.

Step 6. Once it is cool, put sticks into popcorn balls but be careful not to split the balls. Enjoy!

How to Make Popcorn in the Microwave

How to Make Popcorn - Photo by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay


  • 1/4 cup Popcorn Kernels
  • 2 tbsp Butter 
  • Popcorn Seasoning


Step 1. Place the popcorn kernels in a 2.5-quart glass bowl and cover with a glass or ceramic plate.

Step 2. Then, place the butter on top of the plate. After that, place it in the microwave for about 3 minutes.

Step 3. Once it is done, remove it from the microwave and top it with melted butter. 

How is it? Which one is your favorite how to make popcorn? Let us know!


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