The Speckled Palate
July 6, 2015

Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn

Sweet and spicy, this Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn is the perfect afternoon snack for someone who loves a combination of flavors on their popcorn. Tabasco adds pepper to the popcorn, and the sweet honey butter drizzle balances everything out to make a lovely bowl of popcorn.

Sweet and spicy, Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn is a perfect afternoon snack for someone who loves a combination of flavors on their popcorn. Tabasco adds pepper to the popcorn, and the sweet honey butter drizzle balances everything out to make a lovely bowl of popcorn.

I’m really excited, y’all.

It’s Popcorn Week! And I’ve teamed up with 14 other fabulous bloggers to share some innovative popcorn recipes with y’all, as well as bring you a popcorn-centric giveaway. We’re using the hashtag #popcornisforbloggers on social media this week, so be sure to follow that for all kinds of popcorn goodness.

But first? First, I’ve got a story to share with y’all about this recipe and where it comes from.

My final semester of college, I was enrolled in one class.

Yep, I was that person… and I’m fairly positive several of my friends hated me because of it. After all, I was a super senior, and I should have graduated after the fall semester. Why didn’t I? Well, I wasn’t allowed to take a entry-level broadcast journalism class along with the capstone journalism course because “[I] would absolutely need to know all the skills I learned in broadcast for the capstone.”

Spoiler alert: I did no broadcast work in my capstone class.

I ended up spending a lot of my final semester hanging out with friends, making new friends and interning for a local magazine.

Sweet and spicy, Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn is a perfect afternoon snack for someone who loves a combination of flavors on their popcorn. Tabasco adds pepper to the popcorn, and the sweet honey butter drizzle balances everything out to make a lovely bowl of popcorn.

Since I was only taking one course my final semester, I had a lot of free time on my hands.

One day, I was hanging out at Winston’s apartment. He was getting ready for class, and I was planning to go back to my place when he left. One of his roommates suggested that I stick around instead of heading home — we had plans for the evening, after all — and we could watch a movie while we waited for him to be done with school for the day.

I had nothing better to do, so I agreed.

Sweet and spicy, Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn is a perfect afternoon snack for someone who loves a combination of flavors on their popcorn. Tabasco adds pepper to the popcorn, and the sweet honey butter drizzle balances everything out to make a lovely bowl of popcorn.

We ended up watching That Thing You Do, a film I adored during my childhood — it’s still pretty darn good, in case y’all were wondering — and we became random movie buddies after that.

Every time we watched a movie, he made us popcorn.

Instead of just popping it in the microwave and calling it a day, he always sprinkled it with Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning, which gave it a little heat and a surprising (but delightful) hint of sweetness, too.

This popcorn recipe that I have for y’all today is inspired by the snack we ate during many a movie afternoon.

Sweet and spicy, Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn is a perfect afternoon snack for someone who loves a combination of flavors on their popcorn. Tabasco adds pepper to the popcorn, and the sweet honey butter drizzle balances everything, making delicious popcorn.

I love anything that is both sweet and spicy… and this recipe just sings of that combination.

You pop the popcorn on the stovetop in coconut oil and a little Tabasco sauce, then when it’s finished popping, you toss it in a Honey Butter glaze that has a little additional Tabasco, for good measure.

Transfer that popcorn to a bowl, and you’re good to go!

Here’s how I made it:

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Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn
 
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Sweet and spicy, this Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn is the perfect afternoon snack for someone who loves a combination of flavors on their popcorn. Tabasco adds pepper to the popcorn, and the sweet honey butter drizzle balances everything out to make a lovely bowl of popcorn.
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Recipe type: Snack
Makes: 2 quarts
Ingredients
Popcorn
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • ⅓ cup popcorn kernels
Honey Butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1½ teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • A pinch of kosher salt
Instructions
Make the popcorn
  1. In a 3-quart (or larger) pot over medium-high heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the Tabasco sauce when the coconut oil is simmering.
  2. Add a few kernels of popcorn to the oil, and cover the pot, moving over the heat constantly, until the popcorn pops.
  3. When the initial kernels have popped, add the other kernels and cover. Continue the shaking movement of the pot over the heat until the kernels begin popping.
  4. When the popping slows down, remove from the heat, but continue moving until all the pops are finished.
  5. Let cool slightly off the heat as you make the Honey Butter.
Make the Honey Butter
  1. Stir the melted butter, honey and Tabasco sauce together in a small bowl while the popcorn is cooling. Add the pinch of salt, and stir until smooth.
Finish the Popcorn
  1. Drizzle the Honey Butter over the popped kernels, tossing slightly until all the popcorn is coated in the glaze.
  2. Enjoy immediately!

Sweet and spicy, Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn is a perfect afternoon snack for someone who loves a combination of flavors on their popcorn. Tabasco adds pepper to the popcorn, and the sweet honey butter drizzle balances everything, making delicious popcorn.

And now, let’s talk some more about Popcorn Week, my co-collaborators and this sweet giveaway we’ve got for y’all!

Popcorn Week ContributorsThere are 15 of us total sharing delicious popcorn recipes this week, which means three new recipes are being revealed each day!

Be sure to check out everyone’s blogs to see their popcorn recipes throughout the week:

Beth at bethcakes // Amy at Club Narwhal // Abby at The Frosted Vegan // Nick at Macheesmo // Linda at Brunch with Joy // Meghan and Cake ‘n Knife // Erica at The Crumby Cupcake // Molly at Hey There Sunshine // Meredith at Meredith Noelle // Katie at Twin Stripe // Sarah at The Sugar Hit // Erin at The Speckled Palate // LeAndra at Love and Flour // Heather at Sugar Dish Me // Susannah at Feast + West

Here are our recipes that have been shared throughout the week:

Tabasco Honey Butter Popcorn — The Speckled Palate
Cookie Butter Popcorn Cupcakes — The Crumby Cupcake
Mexican Chocolate Popcorn — Macheesmo
Unicorn Popcorn Rocky Road — The Sugar Hit
Snickers Popcorn — Cake ‘n Knife
Birthday Cake Oreo Popcorn
— Club Narwhal
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn — Feast + West
Loaded Candy Bar Popcorn — Sugar Dish Me
Matcha Popcorn Milkshakes — Brunch with Joy
Vegan Caramel Corn Cacao Nib Popcorn — Twin Stripe
S’Mores Popcorn Treats — Hey There Sunshine
Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake with Caramel Corn Crumb Topping — bethcakes
Caramel Corn Pistachio Ice Cream Sandwiches — Meredith Noelle
Caramel-Masala Popcorn with Pistachios — Love & Flour
Vegan Almond Joy Popcorn — The Frosted Vegan

Also, a big thanks to Cabot Creamery and Bob’s Red Mill for generously sponsoring our project and giveaway.

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  2. The giveaway is open until Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST. One winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim prize within 48 hours of initial contact. The retail value of the prize is $117. Prizes shown in the graphic are the only ones available.
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21 Comments

  1. Susannah // Feast + West

    You know the way to my heart, Erin. This is a Texas-sized treat. I am in love! Cannot wait to try this. Thank you so much for being a part of popcorn week!

    • Erin

      So happy you’re loving this popcorn, Susannah! Thanks for including me in popcorn week! I cannot wait to see what everyone else makes!

  2. Brittany

    This is so intriguing! I might have to try this this weekend!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Brittany! If you give it a shot, let me know what you think of it!

  3. Krysten

    You’re right, I did kind of hate you for that semester.

    • Erin

      I KNEW IT! (Just kidding. But really… I think everyone hated me since I only was taking the capstone and didn’t have to do any balancing like everyone else did.)

  4. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Holy yum!! This sounds al kinds of delicious. Love the sweet and spicy you have going in here 🙂

  5. Linda@2 Cookin' Mamas

    I love experimenting with different popcorn flavors! This one sound yummy and is definitely getting added to my list!

  6. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    So at first I thought this was going to be inspired by the spicy “honey” they have at Taco Bell — what’s wrong with me?! First of all, this sounds wayyyyyy better than any thing Taco Bell could ever hope to make (lol) and secondly my friends are all big fans of the sweet/spicy combo. I see this making an appearance on my table soon!

  7. Rachael @ Cabot Cheese

    This looks amazing! I also LOVE the sweet & spicy combo… who doesn’t! I can’t wait to make this 🙂 YUM!

  8. Sarah // The Sugar Hit

    I am so into this. So so into it. I kind of want to eat this and then move straight onto the fried chicken, also with a honey and tabasco sauce And then for dessert a weird, honey tabasco ice cream. HONEY TABASCO EVERYTHING!

  9. katelin

    All of this sounds delicious!

  10. Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

    I LOVE this snack and I always use Tony C (I can never spell it) seasoning whenever I can – I might have to sprinkle it on popcorn next – well, with the addition of a little honey butter too 🙂

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