Three-Herb Popcorn Recipe
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Three-Herb Popcorn Recipe

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Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma says this snack rates as the No. 1 nighttime treat in her family. The herbs and nuts put a different twist on plain popcorn!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 6 quarts (24 cups) popped popcorn (about 1 cup kernels)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried chervil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (12 ounces) mixed nuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 106 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. Place popcorn in a large container or oven roasting pan. Salt to taste and set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in basil, chervil and thyme. Drizzle butter mixture over popcorn and toss lightly to coat evenly. Stir in the nuts if desired. Yield: about 20 cups.
Originally published as Three-Herb Popcorn in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p66

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