Coconuty Movie Theater Popcorn

This is a straightforward simple recipe to make really good popcorn at home without a microwave. It requires a TOUCH of arm strength but other than that is basically fool proof.



  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil

  • ⅔ cup corn kernels

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or two if you want it sweeeet)


  1. Select a medium sized pot with a lid

  2. Turn the heat on your cooktop to medium high and add 1 tablespoon of oil

  3. Once the oil is melted add in a few kernels and put the lid on

  4. Once the kernels pop you know the oil is hot enough so throw in the rest of the corn

  5. Put the lid on the pot

  6. Once the kernels start popping lift up the pot a few inches from the flame and shake it

  7. Keep shaking until the popping begins to die down

  8. Turn off the heat and let it sit until there is no more popping

  9. Pour popcorn into a large bowl

  10. While the pot is still hot add the additional 3 tablespoons oil and salt and sugar

  11. Give it a good mix to dissolve the sugar

  12. Pour over popcorn, mix, and enjoy