The Wilde Olive Blog: 2 Popcorn Recipes with Better Ingredients!


2 Popcorn Recipes with Better Ingredients!

Friday, September 12, 2014

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Who LOVES popcorn? I do! I do! Popcorn is such an easy choice for snacking. It's easy to prepare and since Skinny Girl is a low calorie popcorn with better ingredients I am happy to see it on the shelf! More about that later. First though, lets get to a couple of ways to fancy up your popcorn a little with my Key Lime Pie Popcorn Recipe and my Spicy + Cheesy Popcorn Trail Mix Recipe! 

Before I get to the ingredients, I just want to say that this popcorn popped with ease and was so good and unexpected right out of the bag. I mean Lime & Salt Popcorn? Who thinks of these things? Apparently, the creators of Skinny Girl... hats off to you my friends. I'm hooked! Now to fancy it up for after dinner snacking. 

Key Lime Pie Popcorn Recipe


  • one bag popped Lime & Salt flavor Skinny Girl Popcorn
  • 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/8 - 1/4 cup of while melting chocolate (or sub almond bark)
  • handful of mini marshmallows 


Place desired amount of popped Lime & Salt popcorn into a bowl. Sprinkle on Graham Cracker Crumbs. Slightly shake the bowl to mix in the crumbs, but not letting them all fall to the bottom. Melt white chocolate (or almond bark) according to package directions and drizzle onto popcorn. Add Marshmallows. 

Notes: The melted chocolate does make this a bit sticky to eat with your fingers if you want to eat it warm. For my son, I just added the white chocolate chips and let him eat it like a mix rather than the melted chocolate. I really enjoyed the "meltiness" though for myself! I also had the idea to make it more like popcorn balls with melted marshmallows which I may try at some point for Halloween or a child's birthday party. 

If you aren't craving the sweet recipe, pin it for later, because it's seriously good! There is so much you can do with popcorn though, so let me take you back a little to my college days. Which is where this next recipe stems from. I frequented a bar in my college years that offered a popcorn machine as a little bonus (I guess like beer nuts?) and late night what college girl doesn't love a little snack? You guys know you went to Waffle House and stuffed your face at 2 in the morning. Anyway, we'd sit around with friends after hours and munch on popcorn, BUT here's the trick: fill the bag almost to the top then sprinkle on the Louisiana Hot Sauce and shake! Popcorn + Butter + Hot Sauce = mmmm takes me back. ;) Do people do the hot sauce on popcorn thing? Is that a thing? 

Anyway, thinking about how I used to LOVE that popcorn so much and my little college town, I decided to try it with the new Skinny Girl Butter & Sea Salt flavor. Then, I went a little crazy (did I mention I'm nine months pregnant? lol), but it actually turned out to be something really good. Here's my easy recipe for Spicy + Cheesy Popcorn Trail Mix. 

Spicy + Cheesy Popcorn Trail Mix Recipe


  • one bag popped Butter & Sea Salt flavor Skinny Girl Popcorn
  • 1/2 cup cheese flavored crackers
  • 1/2 mini pretzels
  • Nacho Cheese Flavored Popcorn Seasoning (this is found on the popcorn aisle)
  • Hot Sauce


Place popped Butter & Sea Salt popcorn, cheese crackers, and mini pretzels into a bowl (or zip lock back for easy mixing). Sprinkle on desired about of Nacho Cheese Seasoning. Toss in bowl or shake bag. Add desired amount of hot sauce (I suggest about 10-12 drops/shakes of the bottle) and mix again. Enjoy! 

Notes: You can always add more hot sauce and nacho cheese so don't be too generous the first go round! 

At this point, I know you've seen me say Skinny Girl Popcorn about a hundred times and may be thinking - we must not have that around here. Well, it's brand new in Walmart stores as of September 1st and you'll probably find it right on your popcorn aisle.

What makes the Skinnygirl products unique?
  • Every Skinnygirl product offers at least a 20% fewer calories vs. it’s competitors
  • No artificial flavors
  • No artificial colors
  • No artificial sweeteners (e.g. aspartame, sucralose)
  • No high fructose corn syrup

  • Unique and yummy flavors like Lime and Sea Salt! So Good!

I hope you try these recipes and pin them for your next craving for something a little different! 

What's your favorite popcorn recipe? 


  1. These sound yummy! We just got a stovetop popcorn popper so we will have to try these. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These sound absolutely DIVINE! Especially the key lime one. You had me at "key lime". Seriously. Thank you for providing SO much information on Skinnygirl popcorn too! I love knowing that it has no artificial ingredients, that makes me much more likely to buy it! #client

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