Sweet Honey Popcorn
Last week I already said I recently had a sudden urge to start popping popcorn myself. The first flavor I wanted to try out was honey popcorn. After trying out several recipes I came across Pat Daniels recipe which I adapted slightly to create my perfect honey popcorn.
Making Sweet Honey Popcorn
So here’s what I did…
In a saucepan start melting some butter.
Add your honey and salt and cook on a low heat.
Once the honey, salt and butter are nicely incorporated bring to a boil for one minute and take off the heat.
Pour the honey mixture over the popcorn.
Stir and toss to coat all of the popcorn.
Transfer the coated popcorn to a baking tray lined with parchment paper, spread evenly. Put into the oven and bake at 350°F/175°C for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Stir mixture every three or four minutes. Watch the popcorn carefully, it burns easily!
When the popcorn is nice and golden brown like this take it out of the oven and keep stirring the mixture every few minutes. As the mixture cools, the popcorn will get nice and crispy (no sticky honey fingers!).
You will end up with a nice bowl filled with honey popcorn. Doesn’t that look delicious?!
This popcorn deserves a closer look…
Oooh, don’t you just want to eat that right now?!
I can’t stop taking pictures every time I make this delicious honey popcorn…
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||15 minutes|
- Put your popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
- In a saucepan, melt butter over a low heat. Add the honey, water and salt and cook and stir over a low heat until all is nicely incorporated. Bring to a boil for one minute and take off the heat. Pour over popcorn, toss to coat and use a spoon to mix the honey mixture and coat all of the popcorn.
- Transfer the coated popcorn to a baking tray lined with parchment paper, spread evenly. Bake uncovered at 350°F/175°C for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Stir mixture every three or four minutes. Watch the popcorn carefully, it burns easily! Take out of the oven and keep stirring the mixture every few minutes. As the mixture cools, the popcorn will get nice and crispy.
Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.
You shouldn’t cook honey. Cooking honey creates a certain poisonous substance.
You’re not actually cooking the honey in this recipe. You’re warming the butter on a low heat till all is melted and in the oven you’re drying out the ingredients. You can skip the oven part. The popcorn will just be a little moer sticky. If you’re still worried about warming honey, you can melt the butter and add the honey once all other ingredients are incorporated, take off the heat and add in the honey and mix till incorporated.
Wow, sounds fantastic. A must try.
Super delicious recipe!! Thanks! 🙂
You’re welcome, I’m glad to hear you like them 🙂
Nice Recipe! At Tokyo Disney, they have a lot of popcorn stands all over and the Honey Popcorn was my favorite! It constantly pumps out such a sweet smell! Did you pop the popcorn separately and simultaneously? Then pour on the honey & butter on?
I popped the popcorn separately and poured the mixture over it afterwards before finishing it off in the oven.
Thanks so much for your descriptions on making sweet corns. Was asking… what if instead of water i add lemon juice. Can it work?
I haven’t tried it with lemon juice yet, but I think it could work. Only way to know for sure is to try 😉
Thanks for sharing. Please do I omit sugar when popping the kernels or do I use sweetened popcorn for this?
I don’t use any sugar to pop the kernels. The honey mixture will give sweetness to the popcorn.
Hi! I’m Samuel.
Thanks so much for sharing great idea. Pls I want to know if I can jst mix a certain measure of butter and honey together without adding water, after popping the corn and then pour the mixture to the already popped corn.
I have never tried this mixture without the water, so I wouldn’t be able to tell you for certain if it’ll work or not.
All along i had wanted to know the procedures of sweet honey pop cones and your prescriptions have been helpful. But is it possible for me to mix honey, salt and butter first before making the cones then i get the honey mixture and stir it very well with the cone grains then i heat them at once to make pop cones? You know in Uganda we make them locally and its a good business venture. i wish to take it higher and skill the youth. Therefore i need your feed back please. Reference: this is how we make our local cones. we mix cooking vegetable oil with the cone~grains and heat for a short time.
Hi Ampaire: if I understand your question correctly (what are sweet honey pop “cones”?) and you’re referring to popcorn, the answer is NO. The corn kennels need to be popped first or they won’t pop at all if there’s anything more than corn kennels and oil in the pan. Follow the recipe, it’s a good one.
I haven’t tried to pop the corn kennels with other ingredients mixed into the oil myself. The only way to find out is to try it, but I’m afraid as Lenir says that the corns won’t pop.
What is the other alternative for an oven…incase you don’t have an oven
In that case I would omit the last step and just leave them to cool as is. They will just be a little more sticky versus when you dry them in the oven. They taste just as good though!
Delicious! I used 3 Tbsp of honey and 4 Tbsp of earth balance, as for my intolerance to dairy. Added 1/8 tsp of cayenne and OUT OF THIS WORLD good! Thanks for the recipe. I saw some complicated caramel buffalo sauce popcorn on bon appetite the other day and wanted it without the complication of possibly failing at caramel and this was perfect!!!
Hi Nicolette, I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. Your additions sound delicious as well, I’ll be giving it a try 🙂
wow so delicious