The best Lemon Popcorn recipe

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 Lemon & White Chocolate Popcorn. This popcorn is amazing. The perfect balance of sweet, salty and citrus in one treat.

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My favorite holiday of the year is 4th of July. I know, not Christmas. How dare I?! But seriously, I love the memories, carnivals, BBQs and parades all coming to a close with a big firework show. How do you beat that?! Well today I’m sharing a perfect treat that you can take with you to a neighborhood BBQ or even in a plastic snackbag to munch on at the fireworks. It’s the perfect combination of salty, sweet and citrus all rolled into fabulous treat. It’s the best lemon popcorn recipe EVER!

Lemon & White Chocolate Popcorn. This popcorn is amazing. The perfect balance of sweet, salty and citrus in one treat.


Amazing Lemon White Chocolate Popcorn


2 bags of microwave popcorn

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

1 large lemon


Pop both bags of microwave popcorn, and put into a LARGE mixing bowl (make sure there’s still room to mix) after removing as many unpopped kernels as you can.

Slowly melt the white chocolate chips at 30 second increments in the microwave, and at half power. Stir in between each increment until fully melted and smooth.

Pour 1/2 of the chocolate over the popcorn and stir well. Then pour the other half and continue to stir until all kernels are covered.

Pour out onto parchment paper and lay the popcorn out into a single layer.

Zest the lemon before slicing it open (you’ll need about 2-3 Tablespoons). Immediately put 1/2 of the zest over the top of the popcorn while the chocolate is still wet. Mix/turn over the popcorn and sprinkle the remaining zest over the popcorn. Then squeeze 1/2 of the lemon onto the popcorn immediately.

Let the popcorn sit and “harden” for about an hour, and then mix/break it up. Squeeze the remaining 1/2 of the lemon onto the popcorn again. Let finish drying/hardening and serve.

Store in an airtight container, but popcorn is best eaten by 24-48 hours after making it.

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The best lemon Popcorn recipe. This popcorn is amazing. The perfect balance of sweet, salty and citrus in one treat.

I PROMISE you are going to love this stuff. And everyone at your party will be asking you for the recipe. Just make sure they know how awesome I am when you give them the recipe!!!!!!

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  1. I KNOW I am going to love this recipe! YUM!

  2. This looks amazing! And the printable cones are adorable!

  3. Awesome! Thank you! My favorite holiday is 4th of July too! 😉

  4. Everything about this is amazing! I LOVE the cute printables and the popcorn looks heavenly! I’ll definitely be trying it soon!

  5. holy smokes this sounds divine! and I’m kind of drooling over your photography here so gorgeous

  6. Karen Ostrom says

    I love lemons so I’m going to give this a try

  7. Crystal D says

    I will have to try this!!!

  8. Man, Oh, Man! My boyfriend loves experimenting with popcorn so I know this is one he is just going to eat up! =D

  9. Just tried this and WOW I can’t even wait for it to harden, I’m eating it gooey by the handful! Gonna need another batch for the guests!

  10. Wow! Yum!

    We’d love to have you link up with the Caffeinated Crafters link party this week!

  11. This is such a great idea, I never would have thought about lemon flavored popcorn!

  12. Tasted delicious! However, my white chocolate chips never melted to the “drizzling” point….I used Gharadelli white chocolate chips, melted in the microwave according to the recipe. The chips melted, but not to the point where they were fluid enoug to pour. Any pointers? Thanks!!

    • Denise, I have had problems too depending on the type of bowl that I used as well as what I stir it with. Make sure to put your microwave on a medium heat and try using a glass bowl with a plastic spatula to stir. Those are the combinations that I have found work the best for me. Otherwise it gets more clumpy from too much heat before it fully melts.

  13. Teri Klem says

    Hi Vanessa. Just ran across this recipe and can’t wait to try it! Is Homestyle popcorn a brand of popcorn? If so, how many oz is it? I’ll need to substitute as I’ve not seen that brand before.

    • Teri, homestyle isn’t a brand, it’s the flavor of it. I usually buy it in Pop Secret brand. It’s a salty flavor rather than the traditional buttery people usually buy.

  14. This looks so good! I’m planning to make this with already popped popcorn, about how many cups of popcorn would I need?

  15. What a fun treat! We love flavored popcorn, so we are going to have to try this. Pinning to make!

  16. I have never seen popcorn made like that before. I thinking it must taste awesome. Thanks for sharing it on #HomeMattersParty

  17. This popcorn looks great. Would never have thought to put lemon in popcorn. I will definitely have to try this.
    Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesday.

  18. Stephany Brisco says

    LOVE this popcorn!! Thank you so much! I see this being made many a more times:)

  19. Claudia Norman says

    What do you do to keep the Popcorn from getting stale?
    I’ve made several variations all good. But they stale before the day is over


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