May 12

Hurricane Popcorn

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama + Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl to create awesome healthy recipes each week! This week’s theme is Seasonal Finds!

I’m kinda skipping out on this week’s theme in favor of one of my favorite snacks…popcorn! :]! I also have an awesome giveaway so make sure you enter if you want your own popcorn maker + butter-flavored coconut oil. (I’m taking part in a Barleans blogger challenge and received free products for this review.)

Have you ever had hurricane popcorn? It’s a popular Hawaiian snack that’s super super addictive and delicious (especially if you like savory)! It first originated from a pushcart in Kaneohe and got so popular that they started packaging em’ and even making flavor packets so people could make their own at home/sneak em’ into movie theaters!

I decided to try my hand at making my own, and as I only ever use coconut oil to make my popcorn, what better type to use for this than Barleans’ butter-flavored coconut oil? It’s certified organic, vegan, with no dairy/gluten/soy/cholesterol and can be used in a 1:1 ratio substitution for butter in baking, cooking, and frying under 375. :]! I’ve used it in the past to make cookies and also to make regular butter popcorn and results have been awesome. 😀

I was also sent a Lekue Popcorn Maker! It’s super easy to use–just add popcorn kernels and heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, then add whatever ingredients you want and there you go! It’s also collapsible (yay for space-saving contraptions)!

Hurricane Popcorn

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Hurricane Popcorn

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You'll Need...

  • 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1 tbsp butter-flavored coconut oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp furikake*
  • 1/4 cup nori maki arare* (rice crackers with seaweed), chopped (if desired)


  1. Fill silicone bowl** with un-popped popcorn kernels, then cover loosely with lid and microwave for 2-3 minutes (or press the popcorn button if your microwave has that)!
  2. Heat coconut oil + soy sauce in sauce pan until melted, then drizzle over popcorn. Toss to mix + top with furikake seasoning and arare crackers.

Additional Notes

*You can get furikake + arare crackers (rice crackers) at Asian markets or on Amazon!
**If you don't own a popcorn maker, place popcorn kernels in one layer on the bottom of a deep pot and turn stove on medium heat. Remove popcorn from heat if there's an interval of 1-2 seconds between the popping, turn stove off.

Hurricane Popcorn | @fairyburger

This is really, really addicting, so if you don’t want to eat the entire bowl like I did, make sure you have people around to share it with you. Or don’t. ;P

Enter to win your own container of butter-flavored coconut oil + Lékué popcorn maker! (Must be 18+yo and a U.S. resident to enter!) Giveaway ends on 5/31! :]

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  1. Courtney

    Yay, popcorn! This looks super intriguing– I can’t wait to try it out!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you like it! :D!!
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  2. Shashi at Savory Spin

    Farrah this is just too cool! I don’t think I’ve had popcorn quite as exciting as this before – the most exciting I’ve made my popcorn to be is by adding chili and coconut sugar to it with some salt! Awesome giveaway – thanks for it and hope ya have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Farrah

      Chili and coconut sugar sound like an awesome combination–I’m gonna have to try that next! (Thanks for the idea! <3!)

      I hope you have an awesome weekend as well! <3!

  3. Jennifer

    Okay, this is really creative popcorn! My favorite toppings are good old fashioned melted butter and salt!

    1. Farrah

      There’s definitely something comforting about good ol’ classics! :D!
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  4. Megan

    I’ve never even heard of Hurricane Popcorn before! What an awesome recipe. I’m going to try this for my family this weekend! Great post!

    1. Farrah

      Yay! Thanks so much–I hope you and your family enjoy it! Have a great weekend!

  5. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    My mom used to make our popcorn in bacon grease! Savory for the 1970s, right?
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, definitely! 😛
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  6. Kimberly G

    What an interesting take on popcorn – I love it!
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    1. Farrah

      It’s so addicting! <3!
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  7. Debbie

    I’m pretty traditional. I am happy with plain old salt on my popcorn.
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    1. Farrah

      I still have yet to make good ol’ classic! 😛 I’ll have to do that sometime!

  8. Mary

    Give me popcorn and I’ll give you the biggest smile you’ve ever seen. I’ve never had hurricane popcorn and I love savory so I’m sure I would eat every kernel in sight. I’m going to try this recipe tonight!!!! Have a great weekend my friend.

    1. Farrah

      Yay!! Let me know how you like it! :] I brought some to work yesterday and it disappeared pretty quickly/lifted some spirits! 😛

      Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well! <3
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  9. Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    How much fun!! I never had this in Hawaii, so clearly I need to make it at home!
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    1. Farrah

      Tis the beauty of experimentation at home! ;P
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  10. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    I’ve never had this but it really looks super addictive! YUM!
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    1. Farrah

      It disappears too quickly every time! 😛
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  11. ShootingStarsMag

    Looks like an interesting recipe! glad it worked out for you in making your own. 🙂

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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! I am too! I was kinda hopeful but not entirely sure I’d succeed! 😛
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  12. Casey the College Celiac

    I’ve used a popcorn popper before and loved it. Kept it simple and ate naked popcorn. I love adding some cinnamon too 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      I’ll have to do that next–I recently got a giant container of cinnamon again since I was running low! 😛
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  13. Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    Looks like a great snack!

    1. Farrah

      It’s super addicting! :D!

  14. Annmarie

    We make homemade popcorn all the time – can’t wait to give this a try, looks delicious!
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    1. Farrah

      Popcorn is definitely one of my favorite snacks! :D! Hope you like this!
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  15. Clarinda

    I tend to be a popcorn purist (butter/salt). Or is that a popcorn lazyist? lol. I’ve never heard of Hurricane popcorn. Sounds interesting! sometimes I’ll mix is up by adding raisins. 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, I’ll go with purist! ;P I like the idea of adding in raisins! :]!
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  16. Coco

    I love adding a bit of cheese to mine. Cheese makes everything better!
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    1. Farrah

      I need to try that too! 😀 So many endless options!
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  17. AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon

    I love making my own popcorn! Then you can add whatever toppings you like! I never seen those crackers before, nor realized that there was butter flavored coconut oil lol
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! I love getting to customize it to whatever the hecks I want!

      I only discovered it late last year because of Barleans–I love it so much! :D!
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  18. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

    The flavors in this popcorn definitely sound interesting, but I bet it’s really tasty!!

    1. Farrah

      If you like savory, you’ll definitely like this! :]

  19. David

    I like my popcorn with either butter or seasoned salt.

    1. Farrah

      Yay for the classics! Thanks for entering and best of luck to you!

  20. Kenia

    I had never heard of hurricane popcorn, it looks delicious. I top mine with butter and salt or some chili seasoning when I want it spicy.

    1. Farrah

      I’m gonna have to try adding chili seasoning! 😀

  21. Esther

    Homemade popcorn is the best! This looks like a fun way to change up my norm!

    1. Farrah

      Agreed! Popcorn makes such an awesome snack!

  22. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Salty, savoury, yum! I loveeeeeee me some popcorn!
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    1. Farrah

      Same here! Can’t get enough of it! 😛

  23. Renata

    I love topping parmesan cheese too on my popcorn!

    1. Farrah

      That sounds delicious! I need to try that next! :]!

  24. Ray

    I like melted salted butter drizzled on top!

    1. Farrah

      Gotta love the classic recipes! 😀
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  25. Georgiana

    Nutritional yeast and salt work well for me as delicious toppings!

    1. Farrah

      I just acquired some nutritional yeast not too long ago–I really need to try it out on my popcorn! :]
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  26. Michelle

    I am just a fan of regular popcorn ~ tiniest pinch of salt. Other than that ~ slap on bunches of chocolate 😀

    1. Farrah

      Ah, who could forget chocolate popcorn! 😀 I need to make that next!

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