Blackstone Popcorn is going to be your new favorite snack to make on the Blackstone Griddle. A few simple ingredients turn this into the BEST homemade popcorn loaded with butter and salt.
Picture this…it’s movie night, and instead of the same old bags of flavorless microwave popcorn you make the most incredible popcorn on the Blackstone! Sounds like a perfect evening, right? So let’s hop to it! Or, “pop” to it I guess I should say.
This easy recipe for Blackstone popcorn is one of the best discoveries we’ve made. We’re pretty sure our family will never go back to a bag of microwave popcorn ever again! Movie night is so much more tasty now with this crunchy classic snack and a big pan of Blackstone nachos to munch on too. A bowl of smoked queso dip never hurt any family movie night either!
Make popcorn on the griddle for your next movie night, party, or even as a fun mid-day snack. There’s never a bad time for popcorn!
Why You’ll Love Blackstone Popcorn
- You can make Blackstone griddle popcorn with just four simple ingredients. That’s right, no preservatives or additives like there is in store-bought popcorn.
- It only takes 10 minutes to make this yummy popcorn recipe. Sure, it’s a bit longer than it takes to pop a bag of popcorn in the microwave but the end result is so much better.
- Anyone can make this recipe! It’s super simple and doesn’t require a whole lot of skill.
Ingredients for Popcorn on Blackstone
- Popcorn kernels – Regular yellow popcorn kernels are all you need, but you could get adventurous and buy a different type of popcorn kernels! White popcorn kernels are easy to find, and red popcorn kernels have a unique and tasty flavor.
- Salt – Popcorn is always better when there is plenty of salt. So yum!
- Salted butter – Yes, use both salted butter and salt! It’s not too much salt, it really takes the flavor to the next level.
- Oil – Vegetable oil is the easiest oil to use for popping popcorn, but you can use any oil you have on hand. Canola oil, olive oil, and even refined coconut oil will work.
How to Make Blackstone Popcorn
- Preheat the Blackstone to about 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then place butter in a small saucepan and place on the griddle in a corner that isn’t as hot. Add oil to the griddle and spread it around.
- Sprinkle the kernels of popcorn onto the oiled Blackstone and spread into an even layer. Then cover the kernels with a cooking dome or large stainless steel bowl.
- Slide the bowl around to keep the kernels moving, this will ensure they don’t burn.
- After about a minute, you should begin to hear kernels popping. Don’t lift the dome or you’ll have runaway popcorn!
- Pop the popcorn for about 3 to 4 minutes until all kernels are done popping. The popping sounds should stop and that’s when you can pull the dome off.
- Using a spatula, scoop the popcorn off of the griddle and into a bowl or on a tray.
- Carefully pour the melted butter over the popcorn while tossing it around, then season with salt.
- Serve immediately!
How to Store Leftover Blackstone Popcorn
Place leftover popcorn into an airtight container or pour it into a large plastic bag and squeeze all the air out before sealing it. Blackstone griddle popcorn will store this way for about a week.
Believe it or not, you can actually refrigerate popcorn too! It may extend the life of your popcorn a bit, just be sure to pull it out the fridge and let it come to room temperature for the best texture and flavor.
What to Serve with Popcorn on the Blackstone
Oh, and popcorn is always a great tasty topping if you’re eating beer cheese soup!
What can I add to popcorn on the Blackstone?
Everyone has their opinions on what things taste best added to popcorn, but here are some of our favorites:
Candy like M&M’s, Rolos, Reese’s pieces, and Whoppers can be mixed into a bowl of hot popcorn and become a little melty. So so so good, even if it may be a bit messy!
Mix up a makeshift batch of caramel corn by adding a little drizzle of homemade caramel sauce over the top of your Blackstone popcorn.
Store-bought popcorn salts are always yummy too. White cheddar, nacho cheese, and ranch popcorn salts are a few of our favorites.
- It is really important to make sure you continuously move the popcorn while it cooks on the griddle. Don’t let it stick and burn!
- Making a double or triple batch? I would recommend making each batch separately so that you can ensure you don’t scorch or burn any popcorn.
- If you have someone around to help you, have them salt the popcorn at the same time you pour the better. It will help the salt stick to the popcorn before it soaks up all the melted butter.
This popcorn on the griddle is an absolute game changer! So buttery and so super simple to make. A win all around!
More Blackstone Recipes You’ll Love
- Blackstone Steak is one of the easiest ways to make a perfect steak every single time.
- Make your party appetizer quickly with this recipe for Blackstone Smash Burger Sliders.
- Blackstone Chicken Fried Rice is a great meal to whip up at a moments notice when you need something filling and tasty.
- Make a copycat dish with this Blackstone Crunchwrap. It’s insanely good!
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- ⅔ cup popcorn kernels
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 2 Tablespoons salted butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Preheat your griddle to high heat (about 500 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Put butter in a small saucepan and place on the griddle in a corner where it is not as hot.
- Next, add oil to the grill and spread over griddle with a spatula.
- Place the popcorn kernels on the griddle and spread into an even layer.
- Cover popcorn kernels with a cooking dome and slide it around the cooking surface so the kernels roll around and don't burn. You need to keep moving the dome continuously to prevent burning.
- After a minute or so you'll hear the corn kernels starting to pop. Do not lift dome, if you do the kernels will start popping all over the place.
- Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes total, or until the kernels have all popped. You’ll know the popcorn is ready when the popping sound stops
- Use a spatula to carefully remove the popcorn and place in a bowl or tray. Pour the melted butter from the grill on top and season it with the salt.
- Serve immediately.