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
- 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.
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.