Homemade Stovetop Popcorn Three Ways

Hope you all have been enjoying your holiday week! We have been extra lazy enjoying these slow last few December days, but have been getting pretty excited to ring in the new year! Brandon’s family came to surprise us and will be staying for NYE. We are planning a fun evening in with the kids (and probably a balloon drop just for added flair!) but I wanted to share some festive old fashioned stovetop popcorn that we have been loving lately that I think would be such a fun treat for the new year! I found a year in review newspaper that made the perfect way to serve it, each cone filled with different toppings. We make these all the time, and for those of you who have asked on snap or IG, we don’t use any special popcorn maker, just a pan on the stove & a big jar of popcorn kernels! It’s so easy and so much fun, especially for the older kids who can enjoy it!

Here are the basics for making stovetop popcorn.

Heat 2-3 tbsp canola or coconut oil in a large pan or dutch oven that has a lid. We used a wok here because the lid is glass & the girls love to see it pop! Shortly after you start heating your oil, drop in 2-3 kernels of popcorn, and watch for them to pop to let you know that your oil is hot enough. Once they have popped, pour in 1/4-1/3 cup of popcorn kernels, remove the pan from heat for 15 seconds, and then let it POP! It should pop evenly without burning, shake the pan around a bit to help keep the kernels to the bottom. Once you feel that most of the kernels have popped, remove from heat and immediately dump out the popped corn into a bowl! Your house will smell SO good!!!

Now for the toppings. Our three favorite ways to eat it are:

  1. Good old fashioned melted butter + coarse sea salt. Seriously addicting!
  2. 1 tsp truffle oil + 1 tbsp melted butter (mix together in a saucepan), drizzle over popcorn & add finely grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. 2 tbsp melted butter + handful of mini marshmallows (mix together in saucepan) & pour over popcorn quickly mixing together with a spoon. Tastes like a combination of popcorn & rice krispy treats!

POP! Fizz! Clink! Enjoy your new year friends!!! XO








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    December 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

    My kids love stove top popcorn! I’ve never tried coconut oil, will have to give that a go 😀 Do you mind sharing where you got the top your wearing in the photos?

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    Meredith Gadoury
    December 30, 2016 at 9:36 am

    The marshmallow one sounds so good. I love the idea of a balloon drop, my two girls would love that!

    Happy New Year!

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    December 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I love stove top popcorn! You can never have microwaved again after that! I will need to try your toppings the next time we make it!

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    December 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

    The third popcorn option sounds yummy!! Definitely need to try with the kiddos! Also where is your top from?! 😍

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    December 30, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Stovetop popcorn is my favorite!! Definitely gonna try it with Parmesan sometime–that sounds awesome!

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    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    December 30, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I can totally get on board the marshmallow combo! It sounds so good!!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    December 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    YUM!!!!!!! We use the whirley pop and LOVE it! Totally trying the marshmallow topping!!!!!!!!!!

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    Seana Turner
    December 30, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I am a definite “yes” for parmesan cheese and/or sea salt on popcorn. I eat popcorn for dinner sometimes (when no one else is around)… sooo good! Happy New Year:)

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    Theresa Allen
    December 31, 2016 at 3:46 am

    this is exactly how i make popcorn! can’t beat it, sooo yummy. happy new year to you and your sweet family!

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    December 31, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Love your shirt in the picture of you + girls! Is it bad that I was so excited to read this blog post in hopes of another adorable Garvin New Years baby announcement?☺️ Happy New Years and warmest welcome into 2017 for you + your family!💕

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    christina patricio
    December 31, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Love this! Where is your top from?

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    January 1, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Hmm…anyone else wondering if there’s another Little Baby Garvin coming this year?…

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    January 3, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Love your top! Where’s it from?

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    January 3, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    My kids would love to do this recipe! Hope you had a great NYE!

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    Christina wilson
    January 20, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I would also love to know where you found your shirt!!!! It’s adorable!

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