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Balsamic Garlic Popcorn

Balsamic Garlic Popcorn

Give your popcorn a kick!
Ingredients for Balsamic Garlic Popcorn
  • 1 cup Corn Kernels
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)
  • 3 tablespoons Safflower Oil
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ -2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper to taste


  1. Pour the corn kernels, minced garlic, and oil in the bottom of a large stockpot.
  1. Cover the pot with a lid, and put it over high heat.
  1. When you hear the first few kernels popping, grab the pot and gently shake it back and forth over the heat (about 3-4 inches above the burner). This keeps the corn from burning.
  1. When there is about 2 seconds of space in between popping sounds, you know you’ve popped nearly every kernel in the pot. Turn off the heat and remove the lid carefully, there will be a cloud of steam.


  1. 1 cup of popcorn kernels popped however you want (though if using oil, take note that the final preparation here is sweet and use a neutral oil or a sweet oil like coconut)
  1. Blend cocoa powder and powdered sugar in a ratio of 3:1 (perhaps 5 tbs cocoa powder, 2 tbs powdered sugar).
  1. Sprinkle and toss cocoa mixture over corn, then drizzle 1/4-1/3 cup melted butter over the corn (continuing to toss and stir).


  1. 1 cup popcorn kernels popped (air popped or in a stock pot with a bit of oil) Toss the popped corn with zest of 2 limes, 1-2 tablespoons chili powder blend, 1/4-1/3 cup melted chicken fat, and 1 teaspoon salt.

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