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Sea Salt & Honey Butter Popcorn

Just after moving in to my first place, my hand-me down microwave bit the dust. Being wary of using it to begin with, I wasn’t all that sad to see it go as I realized that most things could be heated up just as quickly in my toaster oven, and I no longer needed to worry about any crazy box manipulating the molecules in my food. (Admittedly, I have no idea how microwaves actually work, but the idea of being able to cook something in under two minutes hurts my brain parts. But I digress.) The one and only thing I missed once my microwave was gingerly placed in the back-alley dumpster was my ability to make popcorn in a flash. I grew up in a household where you either made it in an old-fashioned popcorn machine, or you plunked the bagged stuff in the microwave and waited impatiently for two and a half minutes.

It was only recently (like, really, really recently) that I discovered that you could, in fact, make popcorn with none other than a few tablespoons of hot oil, and a pot with a lid. In the same amount of time no less! Mind. Blown. Since then, popcorn has been made en-mass and I’ve been playing around with different flavour combinations. This sea salt & honey butter version in particular is by far my favourite and I dare you not to devour the entire bowl all by your lonesome (do it, I won’t judge).

ps. it pairs perfectly with a really cheesy movie


Sea Salt & Honey Butter Popcorn
Serves 4
A delicious treat that combines both sweet and salty deliciousness.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
83 calories
9 g
15 g
6 g
0 g
4 g
18 g
40 g
9 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83
Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 40mg
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  2. 2 Tbsp. honey
  3. Sea salt, to taste
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add in honey and stir until combined.
  2. In the meantime, pop popcorn.
  3. Pour honey butter overtop and season generously with sea salt.
Adapted from The Faux Martha
Adapted from The Faux Martha
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  • Reply
    March 29, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I love popcorn! It’s been a while I didn’t eat some… And I love your bowl with litle turquoise flowers and a little orange layer… Very nice.

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      March 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you! It’s my new favourite kitchen accessory.

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    March 29, 2012 at 5:05 am

    I love popcorn too – and it sure looks pretty on these pics! :-)

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    March 29, 2012 at 7:30 am

    I am OBSESSED with popcorn at the moment. As in, the last time I ate it was about 20mins ago. Also had the mind blowing experience of cooktop popcorn a couple of months ago. It made heaps so I did one plain salted, one with harissa paste for spice & one with maple syrup.

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      March 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      maple syrup!? that sounds AMAZING. I’ll have to give it a shot

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    March 29, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Toaster Oven’s are my life too!! I can’t live withoutone because everything tastes better with it!

    Now, to the popcorn…totally awesome. How did I not know of this trick? I’m definitely going to have to try it (I love the mix of sweet and salty, btw) and will most likely eat the whole bowl while watching a chick flick. :)

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      March 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      I’m totally drawn to sweet and salty at the moment – it’s my own version of kettle corn

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    Tobe | Because It's Awesome
    March 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I want some right now!!

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    Samantha Green
    March 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

    wow, i don’t have a microwave either and i love popcorn…i am going to HAVE to try this!! xx

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    March 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I just discovered making popcorn on the stove too, and haven’t been back to the microwave stuff since! This sounds like a delicious flavor combo!

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      March 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      ohmigosh it doesn’t even compare. I can’t believe I lived off of the microwave stuff – this way is SO. MUCH. BETTER.

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    March 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Honey butter and salt? Incredible. This should be sold in cinemas and everywhere else, what a truly inspired idea!

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    March 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    So do you put the butter/honey in the pan whilst popping the corn or do you make a drizzle to put over it? If it’s the first I’ve always wondered if it will work!! xx

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      March 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      I make it while the popcorn is busy popping, and pour it on top!

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    March 29, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Good call JC! I always make popcorn this way, even plain it’s way tastier. My two faves are making it with clarified butter and a little bit of masala (curry powder – mix a pinch or two of the powder with the oil as it heats up before adding the popcorn), or condensed milk & salt (sounds sick I know. It’s good.)

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      March 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      No that actually sounds amazing! I’m so inspired to try even MORE combinations now

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    Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!
    March 30, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Oh this looks delicious! I love a salty and sweet combo.

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    March 30, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Popcorn is my JAM! I am 100p making this over the weekend…my personal favourite is here…they make adorable gifts as well!

    alex | | @lexniko

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      March 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    March 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Sounds amazing! Bookmarked.

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    Leah // Freutcake
    April 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Yum! I have been dying to try this recipe since seeing it on Melissa’s site! Now you have just confirmed that it’s a must make. :) Gorgeous pictures!

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    Kat - Dot Dot Dash
    April 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    this is the best way to have popcorn!
    love the sweet and salty mix
    x kat

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    Elaina Samardzija
    April 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I absolutely ADORE kettle popped popcorn, I’m so glad you’ve discovered it :) And what a lovely combination of flavours …. hope you enjoyed your cheesy movie too!

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