Do you know how to make popcorn? What’s your favorite popcorn recipe?
My family LOVES popcorn! It’s often a snack that we have all throughout the day or sometimes even for dinner. My little girl will ask me for “pops” when she sees me pull out the popcorn jar! Yet, this is one of the top questions we get, “How do you make popcorn?”
There are so many health benefits to popcorn. Like did you know that popcorn can lower stress and that it’s also high in fiber and it’s packed full of antioxidants? Pretty neat how such a yummy snack can be so healthy!!! Here are a few of our favorite ways to make popcorn…
Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Recipe
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Melt coconut oil over medium-high heat in a small pot (that has a tight fitting lid).
Add popcorn kernels to the pot, cover pot.
Once kernels stop popping, remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.
In the same pot add butter, honey, rosemary and salt. Cook over low-medium heat until everything is melted and smells fragrant.
Pour honey/rosemary mixture onto popcorn, mixing until all of the popcorn is coated.
Hot Cocoa Popcorn
makes 15-16 cups
recipe adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons super fine sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- kosher salt
In a large bowl, combine cocoa powder, sugar and cinnamon. Stir until well incorporated, set aside.
Place a 3 quart saucepan (or Whirley Pop) over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and popcorn kernels to the pan. Close the lid and move pot back and forth (or whirl around!) on the stove and pop the popcorn until you start to hear the popping slow down. Remove from the stove.
Immediately add the hot popcorn to the cocoa mixture and stir to evenly coat the popcorn. Add in the mini marshmallow, chocolate chips, and sprinkle with kosher salt to taste. Stir evenly and serve.
Basic White Fluffy Popcorn
About 4 cups of popcorn
2 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
Sea salt to taste
Melt coconut oil over medium-high heat in a small pot (that has a tight fitting lid). Add popcorn kernels to the pot, cover pot. Once kernels stop popping, remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt.
Papa Joe’s Caramel Popcorn can be viewed in the recipe box. This is my daddy’s recipe and a family favorite.
Until Next Time…