Buttery Homemade Popcorn

Homemade Popcorn is a quick, easy snack and around here Kaitlyn is the resident popcorn maker. Why homemade? I’m calling it homemade rather than microwave or already popped and bought in a bag from the store.

This bag of Jolly Time Popcorn costs less than $2 at our local grocery store and depending on how much you eat, a bag of kernels like this should last quite a while-a few months anyway. If you’re family eats a lot of popcorn it might not last that long, but considering the cost per batch of popcorn, it’s definitely cost effect.

Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, chocolate drizzle, caramel drizzle…any of those are great additions for popcorn eating! One batch of this popcorn takes about 15 minutes to make, but it’s yummy addition to family movie night!

Ready? It’s easy peasy.


1/2 cup popcorn kernels

4 tbsp butter

2 tbsp olive oil (or any cooking oil)

salt to taste

To Do:


First, find a large soup pot. Trust me. You’ll appreciate having the extra popping space. Place it on a medium heat burner.


Second, add 2 tbsp of olive oil (any cooking oil will do)DSC_0383

Then add a few kernels of unpopped popcorn. DSC_0385

Cover the pot and wait.  The kernels will begin popping in a couple of minutes-once they are heated.DSC_0386

When they have popped your pan is ready for the rest of the kernels. DSC_0387

Fifth, add 1/2 cup unpopped corn kernels to the pot. Replace the cover and let it do it’s magic. You’ll want to shake the pot gently to make sure the kernels don’t get stuck in one spot in the bottom of the pot. DSC_0388


In the meantime, melt 4 tbsp real butter on low. Once it’s melted, keep it warm until the kernels have all popped. DSC_0394

You will know when the popcorn is finished when the popping slows down. Listen well, until there are just a few popping sounds left. Lift the lid slowly–the kernels will pop their way out of the pot if you don’t-and make sure the majority of kernels are popped.

Pour the hot corn into a serving bowl, pour the warm butter over the corn, and add salt to your taste. Give it a good stir and you’re ready for movie watching!DSC_0398

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