Spiced Orange Popcorn

Sweet cinema-style popcorn with orange and spices – The perfect accompaniment to a Christmas film.
Course Snack
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 192kcal


  • 80 g Popping Corn
  • ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • Zest of ½ an Orange
  • 2 tsp Ground Mixed Spice


Make the Popcorn

  • Put the vegetable oil (½ tsp) into a saucepan and use some kitchen paper to spread it around to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Add the popping corn (80g)
  • Cover with a lid and place over a medium heat. Shake the pan occasionally as this helps to ensure that the popcorn at the bottom of the pan doesn't burn.
  • Once the pan is warm enough the corn will start popping, leave on the heat until all the corn has popped - the popping sounds will die down to about once every second.
  • As soon as the corn has popped, remove from the heat and tip the popcorn into a large bowl (the biggest you can find) - You don't want to leave the popcorn in the pan as the residual heat may burn the corn at the bottom making it taste bitter.

Make the spiced orange flavouring

    • Place a small saucepan over a low heat.
    • Add the butter (2 tbsp), light brown sugar (2 tbsp) and golden syrup (2 tbsp) and continue to heat until the butter has melted.
    • Remove from the heat.
    • Add the ground mixed spice (2 tsp) and grated orange zest (½ orange).
    • Stir to combine all of the ingredients and pour over the cooked popcorn
    • Toss the popcorn in the flavouring until there is a fine coating on all of the corn.
    • Serve


    If you would prefer to make your popcorn in the microwave you can find instructions here.
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    Serving: 15g | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3.5% | Vitamin C: 1.5% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 4.5%