Stove Top Popcorn

Home movie nights are a weekly tradition in my household.  So, we are always looking for different movie snacks for the house.  Candy is always a plus, but a large bowl of popcorn is a must. As a kid, I grew up on popcorn.  We usually used an air popper.  However, on special occasions we got Jiffy Pop, which was always a fun experience.

Popcorn is a tricky snack to make.  Most people who are popcorn fanatics, can tell the difference between the way it’s cooked just by the texture.  Often times people will default to using a microwave to make their popcorn.  I’m not a fan of this method because I think the popcorn comes out a little chewy.

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with my own movie popcorn recipes and a few weeks ago I came up with my favorite method.  Not only does the popcorn come out nice and crisp, but it has a beautiful look and a lightly buttery and spicy taste.

How do you like to make your popcorn?

Stove Top Popcorn


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  • 2 qt pot with lid
  • 1 saucepan to melt additional butter
  • bowl


  1. Melt 1 Tbsp the butter in the pot on low heat.
  2. Once the butter in the pot is melted turn the heat to medium until the butter starts to bubblePopcornBubbleButter
  3. Place the popcorn in the pot.
  4. Shake the pot so the kernels are mostly flat.PopcornPot
  5. Cover the pot and turn the heat to medium high.
  6. Occasionally shake the pot to mix up the kernels.
  7. Once the popcorn starts popping, shake more often to avoid burning the popcorn and melt the rest of the butter in the saucepan.
  8. Once the popcorn stops, turn the heat off, remove the lid and watch out for steam.
  9. Pour the additional butter and sprinkle Arty’s Party Rub on the popcorn, cover the pot back up and shake well.
  10. Transfer the popcorn to the bowl.
  11. Eat the popcorn.

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