Crack-a-Joke Popcorn

Makes about 16 cups

Kitchen Equipment

  • Something to pop popcorn: hot-air popper, microwave, large pot
  • 2 large baking pans or cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper (optional)
  • Measuring cup & spoons
  • Small saucepan
  • Wooden spoon for stirring
  • Large bowl


  • ½ cup popping corn (about 16 cups popped)
  • ½ cup butter (we used vegan margarine)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • ½ cup peanuts (salted or unsalted, your choice) we used pecans
  • pinch of salt (optional)


  1. Either line the baking sheets/pans with parchment paper, or grease them lightly with butter. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Make the popcorn using whatever method you prefer (we used a hot-air popcorn maker). Put it in a large bowl.
  3. Add the nuts to the popcorn.
  4. Melt the butter in the small saucepan.
  5. Add honey and molasses, heat and stir until well combined.  If you used unsalted nuts, you might also like to add a pinch of salt at this point.
  6. Pour this mixture over the popcorn and nuts, and mix thoroughly until they’re evenly coated.
  7. Spread coated popcorn on baking sheets or pans.  Put in oven for 12 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
  8. Cool before serving. Store in an airtight container.

Adapted from: DC Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook (1981)

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