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A close up photo of movie theater popcorn in a red bowl.

How to Make Movie Theater Popcorn

This 3 ingredient movie theater popcorn tastes JUST like the popcorn served at the theaters!
prep time 5 mins
cook time 5 mins
total time 10 mins
servings: 3 servings
calories: 74kcal
author: Salt & Baker


  • 1 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Flavocal
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels


  • Set a large pot over medium high heat. Once the pan is warm, add the coconut oil and Flavocal. Stir the flavocal until is dissolves in the oil.
  • The oil should be fairly hot after a minute. Once hot, add the popcorn kernels to the pot and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Wearing hot pads (see notes), shake the pot every 10-15 seconds to ensure the popcorn kernels don't burn.
  • Once all of the kernels have popped, remove the pot from the heat and trasnfer the popped popcorn to a large bowl. Serve!


  • You can use less than the noted 1 tsp of flavocal. 3/4 teaspoon will give you a lighter and more subtle "salty" taste. 
  • I use these glove style hot pads. They are the best! 
Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 915mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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