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This Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Will Spice Up Your Fall

Nothing screams fall like pumpkin spice! Shake up your autumn with this popcorn pumpkin spice recipe you can easily make with your Popper.

Some people love it, others can’t stand it. But one thing’s for sure — pumpkin spice is an indisputable part of fall. 

That’s why we think pumpkin spice popcorn is the perfect way to get into the spirit of falling leaves, warm sweaters, and everything nice. 

This popcorn recipe is designed to work with your Popper and uses ingredients you already have in your cupboard. 

We know you’re excited, so let’s jump right in:

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Ingredients

  • 1 Popsmith Oh Sooo Buttery Popcorn packet
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger 
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

TAKE NOTE: This recipe makes about 4 servings of popcorn. 


Step 1: Heat

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Set your burner to medium heat. Place the Popper over it and let it pre-heat for 1-2 minutes. 

Step 2: Add 

Woman pours kernels into a yellow Popsmith popcorn popper

Pour the contents of your Oh Sooo Buttery packet — oil, kernels, and buttery salt — into the Popper.

Step 3: Turn

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Put the pot’s lid on and turn the handle clockwise to get the kernels popping. 

Step 4: Pop

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When popping starts slowing down, take the Popper off the stove and remove the lid. 

Step 5: Make Pumpkin Spice Sauce

In a saucepan, melt butter on low heat. Add the maple syrup once melted and stir in the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Keep mixing until the spices are completely incorporated, and then remove it from the heat. 

Step 6: Combine Pumpkin Spice with Popcorn

Drizzle the sauce over the popcorn and then toss, making sure the kernels are evenly coated. If you’re adding nuts, this is also the time to do so.  

Wait for the sauce to harden before serving.

Step 7: Serve

Your pumpkin spice popcorn is now ready! Pair it with a chai tea latte, hot chocolate, or you know, a pumpkin spice latte for double the fall fun.

More Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Tips

  • Like all our popcorn recipes, this pumpkin spice popcorn is fully customizable. You can swap the nuts for M&M’s, use caramel instead of maple syrup, or sprinkle some coffee powder to let it taste like your favorite pumpkin spice latte.
  • You can always use bagged or microwave popcorn, but fresh is always superior! Stovetop popcorn is crunchier, more flavorful, and just straight-up elevates your snacking experience. You can make it in a few minutes using the Popper.
  • While you don’t need an excuse to make pumpkin spice popcorn, it’ll be a huge hit during Halloween or Thanksgiving.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and consume within 5 days.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice 

We hope this gets you pumped (get it?) to make your own pumpkin spice popcorn! 

Do you love pumpkin spice? What’s your fave fall treat? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out our other posts for more popcorn recipes and inspiration!

FAQs About Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

What is pumpkin spice made of?

Pumpkin spice doesn’t actually have pumpkin in it. It’s a combination of spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves — spices that flavor pumpkin pie.

What does pumpkin spice taste like?

If fall was a flavor, it would be pumpkin spice. It’s cinnamon-y, nutmeg-y goodness that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 

Why is my popcorn chewy?

If your stovetop popcorn comes out chewy instead of crunchy, that might be because you didn’t let steam out. You have to take the Popper’s lid off right after popping.

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