Hot honey drizzled on popcorn.

Hot Honey Butter Popcorn

The Popcorn Board
The perfect balance between sweet and spicy, this recipe calls for a little butter and vanilla for extra flavor. This tasty treat is perfect for a crisp fall day or an afternoon watching football.
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Course Snacks
Cuisine American


  • 8 cups of popcorn
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, use your favorite hot sauce.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Place 8 cups of popcorn in a bowl.
  • In small saucepan set over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons hot sauce, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir frequently for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is syrupy and has thickened slightly.
  • Drizzle hot honey butter over popcorn and sprinkle with salt and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately.


    About the Author logo. Everybody loves popcorn—the granddaddy of all snack foods. Discovered in the Americas thousands of years ago, popcorn has captivated people for centuries with its magical charm. Yet through the ages, popcorn has remained relatively unchanged. Popcorn is a seed, which just happens to do some nifty things when heated.
    The Popcorn Board is made up of popcorn companies who are responsible for getting that little seed to
     you in whatever form you choose—kernels, ready-to-eat, or microwave. We’re not necessarily farmers, but most of us come from farming or agricultural backgrounds. Some of our parents and grandparents grew popcorn, packaged it, and sold it door-to-door or store-to-store. They loved popcorn, as do we. That's why we're in this business.