Freshly popped, DIY microwave-style popcorn drizzled with butter and honey, vanilla and sea salt is the ultimate in sweet and savoury snacks. This Sweet and Salty Popcorn recipe is not only delicious it’s super easy to make too!
I have become super obsessed with making my own popcorn at home. Like, this is my go-to snack/dessert/lunch more days than not.
And I really, really love this snack not only because it is delicious but because it’s totally gluten free, vegetarian-friendly, simple and easy and made without the use of chemical-filled microwave popcorn from a bag or an expensive popcorn popper that takes up way to much room in your cupboard.
Because I don’t think my cupboards could handle another small kitchen appliance…
What movie night or evening on the couch isn’t complete without a big bowl of popcorn? Movies and popcorn, popcorn and TV – pretty much the perfect pair no matter how you look at it, right?
I mean, the word “movie-theatre” (yes, that is one word!) is pretty much synonymous with a $12 bag of popcorn these days. (Ridiculous? Yes. Delicious? Yes.)
But Friends, worry no longer!
That movie theatre snack that was once a natural and fun, any-time-of-day snack but has become a super salty, oil-loaded, fake butter junk food can be enjoyed by all no questions asked once again.
I had been complaining to J for the longest time about how I kept having these intense air-popped popcorn cravings, especially during our weekly reality TV dates. (Because if reality TV binge feasts on the couch aren’t romantic, I don’t know what is!) And how we need to go out and buy a popcorn popper pronto. Of course, our procrastinating selves never got around to actually purchasing a popper. And now with this super delicious popcorn-hack we don’t need to!
Isn’t it great how life works out that way sometimes?!
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Freshly popped, DIY microwave-style popcorn in 3 minutes flat. Seriously! And it’s the perfect serving size for 1 – hello, portion control! And all you need is a brown paper bag and popping corn (remember organic and non-GMO corn is always the best!).
No sharing required.
And magic happens when you melt a little butter with a little honey and vanilla. And we aren’t talking loads of butter like they do at the movies either. Just enough butter (and please, not margarine!) to lightly cover most kernels. Finish with an extra sprinkle of sea salt. Sweet and salty at its finest!
Super genius, right?!
Because who doesn’t love a little sweet and a little salty all at the same time allll the time?
SIDE NOTE: I am so glad I stumbled upon this popcorn trick! If you loooove sweet and salty popcorn as much as I do you have to check out this Salted Chocolate Popcorn Trail Mix recipe! It’s seriously sweet and salty with tons of crunch!
This Sweet and Salty Popcorn gives you that kind of sweet, kind of salty flavour that will have you popping yourself another bowl in no time.Print
- 1/4 cup yellow or white popping corn
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 tablespoon honey or other liquid sweetener (or a little more or a little less depending on taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Dash of salt
- Add corn to a standard lunch-size brown paper bag and fold the top of the bag over twice, pressing the fold tightly so the bag stays closed.
- Microwave the paper bag for 2 – 2 1/2 minutes or until there is a 5 second pause between pops.
- Remove the bag from the microwave, transfer the popcorn to a large bowl.
- In a small microwave-safe dish, heat butter, honey, vanilla and salt in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until butter is melted and honey is just bubbling.
- Pour the butter mixture over top of the popcorn, tossing to popcorn to coat evenly.
- Season with additional salt, if needed.
Recipe updated October 2016.