Lemon Zest Popcorn Recipe
Want a summer recipe for popcorn? One that has that tangy zest and sweet buttery flavor. You’ll definitely love this recipe for Lemon Zest Popcorn. And as a bonus, you can make a big batch and give some in mason jars as a gift. This is an idea I had for an end of the year gift I gave my sons’ teachers. I included the mason jar full of popcorn in a tote bag with a few more summer-inspired gifts. (You can see the embellished tote bag I made here.) But, after you sample this popcorn, you may decide it’s too good to share. Let’s make this super simple summery treat!
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- 16 cups Popcorn (use microwave for speed, or stovetop popped corn for better flavor)
- 6 tbsp Butter
- 1 ½ tsp. Lemon Zest
- 6 drops DoTerra Lemon Oil
- 1 tsp. Sugar
- Salt to taste
Melt butter in saucepan. Add 6 drops of DoTerra Lemon Essential oil (or you can add about a tablespoon or lemon juice). Add sugar. (I used coconut palm sugar, but you can use regular granulated sugar if you wish.) Mix well.
Meanwhile, grate one lemon for zest.
Add grated lemon peel to melted butter mixture and stir.
Spoon melted butter mixture over popcorn a little at a time.
Toss to coat after each lemon butter drizzle. Add salt to taste.
I purchased these adorable mason jar mugs with lids and straws. These have easily become my favorite glasses this summer. Did you know iced coffee tastes amazing in mason jars? You can make a healthy sugar busters iced coffee using this recipe.
Spoon popcorn into the mason jar mugs and add a lid plus a sip and straw lid. Tie the straw on with some butcher string and gift it to a friend.
The initial review for this popcorn came in from my kids’ principal. She ate it all within minutes of receiving the gift and said it was delicious!
Do you like lemon and butter? Do you have any ideas for other flavor combos? Do tell!
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