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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


  • 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 (4%), Carbohydrates: 13g (4%), Protein: 2g (4%), Fat: 1g (2%), Saturated Fat: 1g (5%), Sodium: 915mg (38%), Potassium: 50mg (1%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Iron: 1mg (6%)