Chicago Style Popcorn Recipe

Chicago-Style Popcorn is a combination of What’s Cooking America’s Caramel Popcorn recipe and Cheddar Cheese Popcorn recipe.  The below links will take you to those recipes.

You wonder what is a Chicago Style Popcorn?  This style of popcorn is known to locals as caramel and cheddar cheese flavored kernels mixed up together creating an addictive sweet and salty snack combination.  It is a flavored popcorn that everyone loves the minute they try it.


Chicago Popcorn Mix


History of Chicago Style Popcorn: There is much debate on who originated this popcorn.  Learn more about the history and legends of Popcorn.

Garrett Popcorn Shops of Chicago, which was founded in 1949 by Claude and Gladys Garrett, are the most well known for this style of popcorn.  Their loyal customers have stood in long lines around the shop to buy the caramel crisp and cheese popcorn bags separately and mix them up.  Upon noticing this, Garrett’s began doing the mixing for them, thus the start of the Chicago Style Popcorn.

G.H. Cretors of Chicago, (inventor of the first popcorn machine) also retails this popcorn which can be found in stores such as Costco.



Chicago-Style Popcorn Recipe:
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicago-Style Popcorn Recipe
  1. Prepare the Caramel Corn and Cheddar Cheese Popcorn recipes-

  2. Caramel Corn
  3. This classic caramel corn is so satisfying and delicious! Your children and/or grandchildren will  label you the "best" Mom or Grandma when you serve this to them. Makes a great snack and also wonderful gifts.

  4. Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
  5. If you love cheese and popcorn, here is a good salty and cheesy snack! The secret to cheddar cheese popcorn is to use processed powdered cheese.

  6. Place the prepared Caramel Corn and Cheddar Cheese Popcorn in a large bowl or roasting pan. Using a large wooden spoon, mix together the popcorns.

  7. Store in airtight containers or re-sealable bags.

  8. Serves many.

    Chicago Style Popcorn



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Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Chicago Style Popcorn Recipe”

  1. Verma

    I love Chicago style popcorn but there’s just not enough cheese popcorn ever in the bag to even out the caramel popcorn


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