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What could be more summery than the taste of lemon zest popcorn? If you’ve never tried lemon zest on your popcorn, you are seriously missing out!Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

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!

Ingredients:

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Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

Optional: Drinking Mason Jar Mugs, Sip & Straw lids and Mason Jar lids

Instructions:

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.

Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

Meanwhile, grate one lemon for zest.

Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

Add grated lemon peel to melted butter mixture and stir.

Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

Spoon melted butter mixture over popcorn a little at a time.

Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

Toss to coat after each lemon butter drizzle. Add salt to taste.

Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

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.

Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

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!

Lemon Zest Popcorn {Gift Idea} | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you like lemon and butter? Do you have any ideas for other flavor combos? Do tell!

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