Spicy Korean BBQ Popcorn

by | Jan 14, 2024


Who said popcorn has to be boring? In honor of National Popcorn Day Where The Food Comes From Cookbook has added three new popcorn recipes from our friends at the Popcorn Board – Popcorn Central

Check out Spicy Korean BBQ Popcorn – sweet and spicy it delivers a delicious explosion of flavors in every bite. 

Bowl of Spicy Korean BBQ Popcorn

Spicy Korean BBQ Popcorn

The Popcorn Board
This sweet and spicy popcorn delivers a delicious explosion of flavors in every bite.
Checkout WTFCF article January 19 is National Popcorn Day. Who Doesn't Love That! And Who Doesn't Love New Recipes!
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Course Snacks
Servings 4


  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon gochujaru (Korean chili flakes)
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced (optional). Note: Substitute green onion with 1 tsp freeze-dried chives if preferred.


  • Place popcorn to large bowl.
  • In a saucepan, add ¼ cup honey, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon gochujang, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until thicken to a syrupy consistency.
  • Drizzle honey mixture over popcorn and sprinkle with 4 teaspoons sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon gochujaru. Toss to evenly coat. Garnish with 1 thinly sliced green onion. Serve immediately or cool completely.



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