Stovetop Popcorn (and m&ms)

Tonight we made stovetop popcorn and it was surprisingly easy. I love freshly popped popcorn, and it’s a healthy snack (well, until I add the m&ms). I’ve tried the homemade microwave popcorn (put kernels in a paper bag, fold the top down, and microwave). It tastes good and it’s better for you than prepackaged microwave popcorn. But it just doesn’t compare to stovetop popcorn.

I had a movie date planned with Capri, my 4-year old. We went out today and bought popcorn kernels and a bag of m&ms (if you’ve never tried popcorn and m&ms, you must). After baby William went to bed, we got our movie ready (Monsters University) and made possibly the most delicious popcorn ever. It was a fun experience, too.

Her eyes filled with delight as she watched it pop on the stove – it was a simple pleasure and sweet moment.

How to make stovetop popcorn and m&ms

You will need

3 tbsp oil

1/2 cup kernels

m&ms (optional)

popcorn starting to pop on the stove

popcorn starting to pop on the stove


  • Add oil and kernels to a deep pan and cover with a lid.
  • Turn heat on medium-high.
  • Watch the popcorn pop before your eyes.
  • Remove from heat when popping slows (it only takes a few minutes).
  • Transfer popcorn to bowl and add m&ms.
stovetop popcorn and m&ms

stovetop popcorn and m&ms – a sweet treat for movie time

I’m a big fan of coconut oil and that’s what I used for this recipe. It gives the slightest hint of flavor to the popcorn, makes it taste delicious, and it’s healthy.

I hope you try stovetop popcorn at least once. It’s a fun experience (I’m not sure who enjoyed it more, me or my child) and once you try it, you’ll be hooked.

from stove to bowl only took a few minutes

from stove to bowl only took a few minutes


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