Popcorn 3 Ways

Struggle Meals - "Fancy Free"


  • 1/2 cup Popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • For the cheesy herb popcorn:
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 thyme stems, leaves removed and finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • For the spicy buffalo popcorn:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the sweet kettle corn:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Make the popcorn. In a large, heavy bottom pan, add oil and kernels. Turn heat to medium-high.
  2. With the lid off, wait for the first few kernels to pop. Place lid on pot and shake every 10 to 15 seconds. This makes sure it popcorn does not burn.
  3. When the popping slows down to a pop every 2 to 3 seconds turn heat off. Shake for another 10 seconds. Remove popcorn to 3 large bowls.
  4. Make the spicy buffalo popcorn. In a saucepan on low heat, melt butter. Whisk in Tabasco, paprika, and salt, until combined. Pour over popcorn and toss until nicely coated.
  5. Make the sweet kettle popcorn. In a saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in sugar until dissolved. Stir in water and salt. Pour over popcorn and toss well.
  6. Make the cheesy herb popcorn. In a saucepan on low heat, add olive oil, thyme, and rosemary. Swirl until herbs are coated and warm. Drizzle herbs over popcorn, sprinkle with Parmesan and toss to coat.