Snack Hacks: Creative Recipes Using Pipcorn

Snack Hacks: Creative Recipes Using Pipcorn

Pipcorn | February 28

While a bowl of popcorn is a top tier snack on its own, popcorn is also a versatile ingredient. To show off this snack staple’s flexibility, we’re featuring 4 unique and creative Pipcorn mini popcorn recipes. Grab your Pipcorn and get ready to surprise and delight your taste buds! 

Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn

If you love popcorn and chocolate, you’ll adore this salty-sweet recipe. This chocolate drizzled popcorn has a special ingredient: a sprinkling of almond slices that adds rich nutty flavor and satiating healthy fat.


4 cups Pipcorn Sea Salt Mini Popcorn

½ cup dark chocolate chips

¼ toasted sliced almonds

Pink Himalayan sea salt to taste 


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. 
  2. Spread the Sea Salt Mini Popcorn evenly in your lined pan. 
  3. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat until completely melted. 
  4. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn. For the most even distribution, aim for multiple layers of thin ribbons, rather than larger drizzles. 
  5. Sprinkle the sliced almonds evenly over the drizzled popcorn. 
  6. Sprinkle a pinch or two of pink Himalayan salt over the drizzled popcorn. 
  7. Allow to dry and set, then break up and enjoy!

Variation Ideas: 

Try mixing in a few drops of peppermint or orange extract to your chocolate before drizzling for a fun flavor change. Or, add festive flair by using candy melts as colored accents! You can match seasonal holiday colors, a party theme, or your football team’s colors. Candy melts are quite sweet, so drizzle sparingly to avoid overwhelming this recipe’s savory flavors. Stick to a total of ½ cup of dark chocolate, candy melts, or a combination. 

Street Corn Popcorn

Take your popcorn to the next level with the cheesy, spicy flavors of elote. Layers of spice combine with fresh lime juice, cilantro, and cotija cheese to give delicious dimension to this healthy snack. 


½ cup mini popcorn kernels

1 ½ tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil

½ tablespoon lime juice 

1 ½ tsp paprika 

½ tsp chile powder 

½ tsp garlic powder 

1 tsp sea salt 

¼ tsp granulated sugar

½ cup cotija cheese, crumbled

3 tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped


  1. Mix together paprika, chile powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Mix together avocado oil and lime juice in a small bowl. 
  3. Pop the mini popcorn, then turn off your heat source. 
  4. Immediately drizzle the oil and lime juice mixture over the popcorn and stir until evenly coated. 
  5. Sprinkle the spice mix over your popcorn and stir until evenly coated. 
  6. Transfer to a large bowl for serving. 
  7. Sprinkle the cotija cheese and cilantro over popcorn. 
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Variation Ideas:

For less spice, omit the chile powder and use an additional ½ teaspoon of paprika. For more spice, add ⅛ tsp of cayenne pepper to your spice mix. 

Popcorn Trail Mix

Popcorn trail mix is the perfect snack for any occasion–hiking, parties, or lazy days in front of the television. When it comes to easy and fun recipes, this one can’t be beat. 

This trail mix also packs a punch when it comes to nutrition. With fiber from mini popcorn, vitamins from bananas and cranberries, healthy fat from cashews and pumpkin seeds, and antioxidants all around, it’s as nourishing as it is delicious. 


8 cups Pipcorn Sea Salt Mini Popcorn

2 cups dried cranberries

1 cup banana chips

1 cup cashews 

1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


Add ingredients to a large bowl, mix, and enjoy! 

Variation Ideas: 

This popcorn snack mix is super simple to customize. You can swap in different dried fruits, nuts, and seeds to your heart’s content, or add in your favorite snacks to create a mix that perfectly suits your taste preferences. Consider mini pretzels, coconut flakes, cereal, mini marshmallows, sweet potato chips, white chocolate chips, or rice crackers. 


Popcorn Marshmallow Bars

Here’s a decadent treat with a twist. With mix-ins that add more protein, fiber, healthy fat, and antioxidants than you’d find in your average marshmallow square, these popcorn bars offer more than meets the eye. 


Nonstick cooking spray

½ cup almond butter 

3 tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter 

10 oz bag of marshmallows 

7 cups Pipcorn Sea Salt Mini Popcorn

½ cup dark chocolate chips

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp flax seeds


  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  2. Melt peanut butter and coconut oil in a large saucepan over low-medium heat. Add in the marshmallows and stir until completely combined. 
  3. Remove the marshmallow mixture from heat, then add the Sea Salt Mini Popcorn, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Stir until the popcorn is evenly coated. 
  4. Pour the popcorn mixture into your prepared baking dish, then spread evenly. 
  5. Allow to cool, then cut into bars. 

Variation Ideas: 

The seeds in this recipe can be swapped for your favorite seeds or chopped nuts. Try using hemp seeds, brazil nuts, or pistachios. You can also use this bar recipe to make popcorn balls. To make balls, follow steps 1 through 3, then allow your mixture to cool enough to handle before shaping into balls. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or something with a savory kick, there’s a creative popcorn idea that will satisfy your snack cravings. We hope these recipes will delight your senses and add more fun to your next popcorn experience! Remember that these are customizable popcorn recipes, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Try out the variation ideas or get creative in the kitchen and discover uniquely delicious combinations of your own. 

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