Sweet and Savory Popcorn Mix Recipe

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When I met my husband, I quickly learned how passionate he was about his favorite sports teams, but especially football. Our Sunday routine quickly became making football food and cheering on our favorite teams. Even after moving to Alaska where football starts at 9AM, this is still our tradition. Our three-year-old even participates now!

Sweet and savory popcorn mix recipe

Throughout football season we love to try out new recipes and perfect them before the Big Game. This year, we will be adding this Sweet and Savory Popcorn Mix Recipe to the menu! 

Sweet and savory popcorn mix recipe

This Sweet and Savory Popcorn Mix Recipe will blow your taste buds out of the water! It’s the perfect blend of Orville Redenbacher’sĀ® Movie Theater Butter popcorn with a sweet and salty mix. I love using Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn because not only is the taste amazing, but there are no artificial preservatives, flavors, or dyes. Orville Redenbacher’s is the only leading popcorn brand that uses REAL butter. Orville Redenbacher’s truly is the best quality for our cherished moments. 

Sweet and savory popcorn mix recipe

You can purchase Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter popcorn at your local Walmart where you’d normally find the popcorn. 

Sweet and savory popcorn mix recipe

Making this recipe was SO simple. I used ingredients like Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter popcorn, homemade caramel covered popcorn, dark chocolate covered pretzels, salted almonds, and candy coated chocolates. The flavor combinations of sweet, salty and buttery were phenomenal! 

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To start, you pop your Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn in the microwave and try to refrain from eating when you smell the buttery deliciousness fill your kitchen. While your popcorn is popping, you can make your caramel. I always buy the caramel bits that you can melt down, or if you’re not lazy (like me) you can make your own. Once popcorn is ready, dip about a cup of popcorn into caramel. Fully coat and place on parchment paper to dry. Don’t you dare think about buying the store bought caramel popcorn, you will lose out on some major buttery caramel flavoring! 

Sweet and savory popcorn mix recipe

Once caramel popcorn is dry, you can combine all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. I like to use sliced salted almonds instead of the whole ones because they’re more kid and husband-who-likes-to-yell-at-the-tv friendly. But either will taste great! 

Sweet and savory popcorn mix recipe

TA-DA! You are finished! Doesn’t that look easy? This recipe is a family favorite of ours and one I know our friends will love for the Big Game! Find more inspiration for your game day party here. 


5 from 3 votes

Sweet and savory popcorn mix recipe

A mix of sweet, savory and buttery flavors combine to create this delicious sweet and savory popcorn mix!

Course Dessert, Snack, snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword big game, football food, popcorn dessert, popcorn mix, sweet and savory, sweet and savory popcorn mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Brittany


  • 1 Bag Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter popcorn
  • Caramel
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • 1 Cup Salted Almonds
  • 1 Cup Candy Coated Chocolates


  1. Cook popcorn in microwave based on instructions on bag

  2. Use stove top to cook or melt caramel (or caramel bits) while popcorn is cooking.

  3. Once popcorn has popped, add 1 cup of cooked popcorn to caramel. Coat popcorn with caramel and place on parchment paper to dry. 

  4. Once caramel popcorn has dried add Orville Redenbacher's Movie Theater Butter popcorn, caramel popcorn, candy coated chocolates, salted almonds and chocolate covered pretzels to a bowl. Mix until well combined. Serve! 



  1. AmberLynn | 3rd Jan 19

    I’ve always struggled with enjoying sweet and savory snacks. It was not until recently, that I came to truly appreciate the goodness that is sweet and savory being combined. I’ll have to try this recipe on a future movie night.

  2. joy abou zeid | 3rd Jan 19

    5 stars
    I adore popcorn and this quick recipe looks so good!! Thanks for sharing xx

  3. supermompicks | 3rd Jan 19

    You have just included all of my favorite snacks into one snack! I really tried to eat candies popcorn this holiday season in place of cookies. I am 2 lbs less than I was last year at this time.

    • Brittany | 4th Jan 19

      That’s awesome!!!

  4. Tiffanie Westgor | 3rd Jan 19

    Oooh a popcorn mix that EVERYONE in my family would love! Looks so good!

    • Brittany | 4th Jan 19

      Thank you! I hope you try it!

  5. Rachel | 3rd Jan 19

    I love a good sweet and salty combo! This sounds like THE perfect movie night mix!

  6. Samantha | 4th Jan 19

    5 stars
    This looks so yummy šŸ˜ will have to try soon!

    • Brittany | 6th Jan 19

      Thank you!

  7. Kate w | 4th Jan 19

    I love love love the idea of sweet and salty popcorn that’s layered with chocolate but I feel like I read the name Orville Redenbacher a hundred times here!

    • Brittany | 6th Jan 19

      What can I say, it’s an amazing brand!

  8. Sarah | 5th Jan 19

    This looks delicious!! I’ve got friends coming over this weekend. This is a perfect snack for the occasion!! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Brittany | 6th Jan 19

      I hope you love it!

  9. KIKAYSIKAT | 5th Jan 19

    5 stars
    Yum yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe! MY son and I LOOOOOOVE popcorn and will try to recreate this one soon šŸ™‚

    • Brittany | 6th Jan 19

      Let me know how you like it! šŸ™‚

  10. Joan | 9th Jan 19

    I love popcorn never had sweet though so this is super interesting.

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