Barbecue Popcorn

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
With this quick-fix barbecue popcorn, you can experience a summer barbecue any time of the year! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 8-1/2 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine butter and honey; drizzle over popcorn and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the next 6 ingredients; toss to coat.

Barbecue Popcorn Tips

What other seasonings are good on popcorn?

There are so many flavored popcorn seasonings to try! Some of our favorites are nacho, Tex-Mex and rosemary-parmesan.

Can you make popcorn on the grill?

Yes, it is possible to make popcorn on the grill. Drizzle vegetable oil on a disposable aluminum baking pan, pour kernels on the pan and cover with aluminum foil. Set the grill to medium to high heat and give the pan a few shakes with tongs while the kernels pop. Similar to the microwave method, make sure to remove the popcorn from the grill immediately once you hear the kernels stop popping to prevent it from burning.

Can you make barbecue popcorn ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this popcorn recipe ahead of time! For best results, enjoy this barbecue popcorn within two days.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 114 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.