Truffled Popcorn

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I’d like to introduce you to a REAL CROWD PLEASER popcorn recipe. TRUFFLED POPCORN!! Casey and I had a batch of truffled popcorn at Farley Bar at Cavallo Point a few weeks ago and we just couldn’t get ENOUGH. When our bartender brought out the batch we demolished the bowl in 2.5 seconds. I’m surprised we didn’t choke.

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Truffle oil AND truffle butter coat the crunchy/salty popcorn and both shredded Asiago & chopped chives litter each handful.

FLAVOR PUNCH!

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It’s a wonderful marriage of flavors. If you make this at your holiday party (I’m making it for Thanksgiving) I’m pretty sure everyone is going to be standing over you in the kitchen begging you for the recipe. I say this from experience. I say from experience that if you don’t want people standing around you in the kitchen, place the bowl AWAY from the kitchen. No one likes a hovering guest. Unless you do…

And we’re off!  We need to gather our gear.

First things first. Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper  If you don’t have one, you’re making things harder for yourself.

Second. White truffle oil & Truffle Butter   If you don’t have access to truffle butter you could double up on the white truffle oil OR you can use salted butter for the mixture.

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You need to melt the butter & mix it with oil. Shred the Asiago (Pecorino & Parmesan are also good substitutes).

Chop your chives. I used about 1 bunch. They add a nice little somethin somethin!

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Coconut oil & popcorn. If you’re wondering if you can use vegetable oil, you can. I just always love coconut oil- and you can’t really taste the coconut, so fret not.

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Now that you’ve popped your popcorn we need to dress it.

After months of searching, I finally found a BIG BOWL bowl for our popcorn binges at home. It’s great because the outside has a really good grip to it and when I’m mixing up popcorn with toppings/flavors there’s enough room for me to stir the popcorn without getting it all over the place. PRO TIP!

So, we talk half of the popcorn and mix the truffle butter/oil mixture on top. STIR LIKE MAD to coat the popcorn.

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Sprinkle cheese on top.

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Sprinkle on the chives. Season with salt.

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And repeat process again by adding the second half of the popcorn on the first half. STIR.

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If you feel like adding even more truffle oil, go for it.

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It’s kind of fun when you get a really saturated popcorn cluster.

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Now excuse me while my claws come out and EAT ALL OF THE POPCORN.

For more popcorn recipes, you may like:

Hot Cocoa Popcorn

Toasted Coconut Popcorn

Mexican Popcorn 

Coconut + Almond Caramel Corn 

Truffled Popcorn

makes about 16-18 cups

  • 2 tablespoons truffle butter (or regular salted butter)
  • 1 tablespoons truffle oil (I used white)
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • kosher salt

Melt the truffle butter in a small ramekin in the microwave (about 30 seconds), add truffle oil and set aside.

Place a 3 quart saucepan (or Whirley Pop) over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons coconut oil and popcorn kernels to the pan. Close the lid and  move pot back and forth  (or whirl around!) on the stove and pop the popcorn until you start to hear the popping slow down. Remove from the stove.  Put half the popcorn in a large bowl. Drizzle half the truffle butter/olive mixture on top and stir thoroughly to coat the popcorn. Top with half of the asiago, and chives. Season with salt and add the second half of popcorn to the bowl and finish topping with the remaining truffle butter, asiago & chives.

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  • November 25, 2013

    I love popcorn! It’s a daily (nightly) snack almost! I use TJs coconut oil spray on it (b/c otherwise I have way too heavy of hand if I use coconut oil…lol). Truffle oil. Omg. Can only imagine how good. And the cheese. Pinnnned!

  • November 25, 2013

    Oh my word. This looks like a dream.

  • November 25, 2013

    Wow, truffle oil is going on everything, but this popcorn is insane Tracy!

  • November 25, 2013

    ha i totally feel you on the “saturated popcorn cluster”… i love having that one special bite including every component of the dish! this popcorn is awesome!

  • November 25, 2013

    This looks totally delicious. I love how versatile of a snack popcorn is!

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  • November 25, 2013

    I just want everything t be truffled in my life. looooove this!

  • November 25, 2013

    So, I’m not usually a fan of popcorn that tastes like anything but butter, but this looks so amazing… I think I’ll have to make a trip to Trader Joe’s to try my hand at this one!

  • November 25, 2013

    I LOVE popcorn (I get it from my Mama) and I also adore truffled anything. This will have to be made one Christmas afternoon while watching some holiday classics with my boy – Home Alone anyone?

  • jake
    November 25, 2013

    Love truffle popcorn – I use truffle salt, percorino and ground pepper. Chives would be an excellent addition. Are the ingred’s on your truffle oil and truffle butter ok? Could you recommend a brand, please? I recall they often use artifical/synthetic flavouring?

    cheers,
    jake

    • Tracy
      November 26, 2013

      yeah I like them. There are links in the post to the oil. The butter- I got at Whole Foods.

  • fusilliamy
    November 25, 2013

    I want this to be my Thanksgiving breakfast!

    Annnnd I totally have lobster claws for hands.

    • Tracy
      November 26, 2013

      I’m excited and terrified at the same time.

  • November 25, 2013

    Holy moly! I love popcorn and truffle anything! This popcorn sounds so good!

  • November 26, 2013

    ‘I’m surprised we didn’t choke’- Ha! You’re hilarious. I always think the same thing when my kids are mowing down popcorn. It’s like they can’t stuff enough in their little mouths at once. This looks delish-as always!

  • November 26, 2013

    We have an air popper at work and I covet it, I want one at home! That way I can make amazing recipes like this!

  • November 27, 2013

    That made me laugh (thank you for that!). How did you know that popcorn is one of my biggest weaknesses!? Every year when I throw our Christmas Party I leave out a huge bowl of popcorn drizzled with truffle oil, but this is WAY better. Thanks for helping me up my game this year Tracy :)

  • November 30, 2013

    Oh man this looks amazing. It honestly makes me want to make a mini theater in my house since I will never ever want to see a movie without fancy popcorn like this.

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