BBQ Popcorn Time a true BBQ Kids recipe

BBQ Popcorn Time a true BBQ Kids recipe

Looking for a way to involve your kids in your favorite cooking method? This BBQ Popcorn recipe will be fun for both!

Most of you will recognize the following situation. It’s weekend and you finally have some time for your favorite obsession… BUT you know that the kids you love, will keep you away from your passion as long as possible. They will claim their piece of attention after a long week at school… I’m sure most of you will know what I’m talking about. But there is a solution: BBQ Popcorn!!

If you do, you might have tried (and failed) to combine both. In my case it has driven me into stressful situations more than what’s good for a person in his beloved weekend. Luckily for me I have a thoughtful wife that came with a package of good ideas! I can assure you she’s the best choice I ever made in life! Without her I think chaos would have ruled my life… But look how pieceful my life is now:

BBQ Popcorn

Anyway… One day she was talking about making some popcorn for the kids and proposed to fire up the Q to prepare dinner and keep the children quiet with the promise they could have some popcorn for dessert! You can trust me on my words, they’ve never played that quiet before. The look on their faces reminds you why you spend most of your precious time on the mission to make them happy.


How to make BBQ Popcorn?

You might wonder how you could prepare BBQ on your BBQ? It’s not that hard as it sounds. Actually it’s pretty easy. All you need is a cast iron dutch oven, a heat source (outdoor fire) and popcorn mais. You can season the popcorn at your own taste. The recipe following at the bottom will explain how we made them but you can go creative on this one. Since pictures of a closed dutch oven are rather boring I made my first movies. Don’t expect too much they are rather amaturistic but hey… You got to start somewhere… The idea for this recipe was found over @Nigella’s Party Popcorn recipe. We skipped the butter and replaced it by chocolate sauce. Why? Because it’s possible.

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BBQ Popcorn Time a true BBQ Kids recipe

BBQ Popcorn Time a true BBQ Kids recipe


  • 200 gr. popcorn kernels
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hot chocolate sauce


1. Prepare your barbecue for direct cooking over a hot fire (min. 200°C/400°F)

2. Put a dutch oven on the grid and place some coconut oil in it. Make sure the oil is equally spread over the bottom of the dutch oven.

3. When the coconut oil is hot, add the popcorn to the dutch oven and wait until the maize starts popping. Don't forget to put the lid on or you'll end up eating from the ground ;).

4. Once the popping starts you need to shuffle the ingredients once in a while until the popping stops.

5. Open the lid and add the spices. Mix the ingredients thouroughly.

6. Serve with hot chocolate sauce.

7. Enjoy!

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