Coconut Sugared Popcorn Made In A Whirly Pop

Coconut sugared popcorn made in a Whirly Pop is a favorite treat at our house; our kids and their friends love it!

coconut sugared popcorn made in a whirly pop

The Whirly Pop is one of my favorite cooking gadgets ever. Yes, it is a rather flimsy “sold on t.v.” type of product, but no matter. It does what it is supposed to do; it makes great popcorn~in a flash.

Before buying a Whirly Pop, I read many of the more than 3,500 reviews here on amazon. Rated 5 stars in most of them, I decided it was definitely a wise purchase. After using the Whirly Pop countless time, I can say it is definitely one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.

This recipe for coconut sugared popcorn is hands down my family’s favorite popcorn. My kids ask for it almost every weekend, as do their friends who come over:-) The hint of coconut and salty/sweet flavor are hard to resist. It is addictive! We love coconut oil and use it as often as we can for its health benefits. My favorite is the Carrington Farms that is sold at Costco.

Note: I usually make 2-3 batches back to back when we have lots of folks at the house. It isn’t necessary to wash the  Whirly Pop between batches. All I do is empty the container of any leftover kernels and swipe the insides with a paper towel. Then, I add more oil and proceed to the next batch.

Make ahead: This popcorn keeps well for a day or two if stored in an airtight bag. My kids take leftovers to school for snacks, and when I make big batches for a party, I often make them early in the day.

If you have a Whirly Pop, I would love to hear some of your favorite popped corn recipes! We are kind of stuck on this favorite but would love to try something new:-) As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

coconut sugared popcorn made in a whirly pop

Coconut Sugared Popcorn Made In A Whirly Pop

Hands down some of the yummiest popcorn you'll ever eat!

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  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 TB coconut oil
  • salt to taste


  • Place popcorn kernels, sugar & coconut oil in Whirly Pop.
  • Heat Whirly Pop over medium high heat, turning crank continuously.
  • Continue turning crank until all corn is popped.
  • Empty popped corn into large bowl.
  • Sprinkle with salt to taste.
  • Let cool a minute or two before eating so that sugar will harden on kernels.