This Protein Popcorn is the Perfect Salty Sweet Snack

Protein popcorn = perfect post-workout snack. The sweetness from the protein powder combined with the salty popcorn makes it taste like kettle corn.

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I lovvveee a good crunchy snack. For me, texture is LIFE! And popcorn? Omg it’s the ultimate. 

Did you know you can make popcorn with protein powder?! I know it sounds weird but trust me… it’s GOOD. The sweetness from the protein combined with the salty popcorn makes it taste like kettle corn.

This Protein Popcorn recipe uses the Chocolate Shake flavor of Sculpt + Debloat Protein Powder, but I make mine using the Sweet Cream. Either way is super good and makes it a little easier and fun to meet your protein goals!

Snack on this protein popcorn during your next movie night, on a road trip, or while you WFH.

Don’t be intimidated by homemade popcorn!

I promise it’s super easy! And fun! Just follow the instructions and stick to medium heat no matter how badly you want to crank it up to high to make them pop faster. TRUST ME. Burnt popcorn is ew and makes your house smell and it’s just all around bad. Medium heat and patience will get you the perfect pop.

It will take them a minute to start popping! Once they do, stay close to the pot and give them a little shake every 30 seconds or so to help them heat and pop evenly.

How do you know when it’s done? You’ll notice the popping slowing wayyy down! Once there’s a gap of two to three seconds between pops, it’s probably done.

Flavor options

When you make this and love it, play around with some of these other fun flavor combos!

  • Sweet Cream protein + cinnamon
  • Sweet Cream protein + sugar-free white chocolate chips + sprinkles
  • Chocolate Shake protein + PB2

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Let’s make Salty Sweet Protein Popcorn!

You just need a few minutes and people to share this with!

Salty Sweet Protein Popcorn

Salty sweet popcorn with a boost of protein!
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time6 minutes
Course: Snack, post-workout
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snacks, chocolate, protein powder, sweet, post-workout, popcorn
Servings: 8
Calories: 150kcal

*This recipe may contain affiliate links to products we use and love.



  • Place 3 tablespoons of ghee/oil in a large 10L/10qt lightweight pot over medium heat.
  • When the ghee has almost melted, add kernels, shake quickly to spread across the base, then cover with the lid. The kernels will start popping after a minute or so.
  • Shake briefly once after 30 seconds. When the popping stops, immediately pour popcorn into a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the protein powder, sweetener, cocoa and salt.
  • Melt remaining ghee and toss into the popcorn. Sprinkle the powder mixture onto the popcorn and shake and stir to coat. Add in the chocolate chips, if using.


You can use the Sweet Cream flavor in place of the chocolate protein! 


Serving: 8g | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 3g

Love healthy snacks? Me too! .

Here are some other recipes to try!

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Shake

Truffle Crusted Tenders

Let me know in the comments if you try making any of these!

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PS – If you want some more easy, high-protein recipes, check out my protein cookbook!

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  1. Lucia Phifer says:

    5 stars
    Hi Cassey! I a big fan of your products and YouTube channel! I have the vanilla sweet cream protein powder. Will that work for this recipe too? Thank you so much! You are amazing and so inspirational!