Create Your Own Popcorn Bar

Creative treat that everyone can enjoy!


Enough to suit size your groupFreshly popped popcorn
optionalPopcorn salt & pepper
optionalAssorted herbs & spices
optionalNuts (pine nuts, peanuts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, etc)
optionalCheese crackers
optionalPretzel sticks
optionalDried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, etc)
optionalGrated cheese
optionalChocolate chips
optionalCinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, etc


  1. Stovetop Popping:
    To pop popcorn on a stovetop, cover the bottom of a 3- to 4-quart pan with a thin layer of vegetable oil (don’t use butter, it will burn).  Place 3 kernels of popcorn in the pan, cover with a loose lid that allows steam to escape, and heat.  When the kernels pop, pour in enough popcorn to cover the bottom of the pan, one kernel deep, cover the pan and shake to evenly spread the oil. When the popping begins to slow to a few seconds apart, remove the pan from the stovetop. The heated oil will still pop the remaining kernels.
  2. Assembly:
    Set out a large bowl of popcorn.  Put smaller bowls with various popcorn fixings around the big bowl of popcorn.  Let each person fill a paper bag or other container with popcorn and top or mix with their desired flavorings.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board