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Vanilla Popcorn Recipe

Vanilla Popcorn

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"A delicious lightly sweetened popcorn snack with a hint of vanilla."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings


  1. Heat corn oil in a large pot over medium-high or high heat for a minute. Add one kernel of popcorn to the oil. When the kernel pops, pour in the remaining popcorn and the vanilla bean. Place a lid on the pot, and shake gently until the corn starts to pop. Shake vigorously until the popping subsides.
  2. Remove from the heat, and pour into a large bowl. Remove the vanilla bean from the corn. Scrape seeds from the vanilla bean, and mix with sugar. Stir sugar, salt and melted butter into the corn until evenly coated, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 19, 2008

Yummy! This is a great and simple recipe. I made it a few times. The second time, I used two vanilla beans because I had a lot of them in the cupboard and I really like the vanilla taste. I put the used beans into my brewing vanilla extract (on this site).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 22, 2008

The tasters have spoken, and it was a resounding: "iffy" on the taste. The folks who liked it really liked it and the folks who didn't... really didn't.


13 Ratings

Feb 23, 2010

This was great! A little sweet, but not too many calories. We added another 1 Tbsp of butter and a bit more sugar to coat better.

Nov 29, 2004

Oh the sweet smell of vanilla! This is a nice and tasty change from plain ol butter popcorn!

Apr 02, 2012

This was easy and delicious! I think I have to go make another bowl...

Jan 19, 2010

This was amazing! I was craving a sweet snack, but I'm trying to avoid cookies and sweets, so this was a great light way to get some sugar in. Totally satisfied my craving, and so easy to make.

Jun 22, 2006

Yummy! This was a really easy recipe that took me less then 15 mins.

Sep 15, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family, and MUCH better than all the vanilla syrup-coated recipes I found before finding this one. I wished the vanilla was stronger but it does say "hint of vanilla" in the description. Here's what I'll try next time to coax a little more flavor out: I put the used vanilla bean into a container of sugar to make vanilla sugar, which I've been meaning to try for years now. Next time I'll toss the scraped beans into the vanilla sugar to boost the flavor. I think I'll also infuse some oil with another vanilla bean and pop the corn in that. At any rate, I will definitely make this again and again for our family Friday night movie and popcorn night.


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  • Calories
  • 90 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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