There is nothing better than sitting around a campfire at night and enjoying a big pot of freshly popped popcorn. If you have never made popcorn over a campfire before, you are definitely missing out. Campfire popcorn has quickly become my favorite. I will even go as far as to say that I prefer it over s’mores!
There is something so satisfying about making popcorn over a campfire, hearing the kernels pop, and enjoying the warm smell of popcorn. You can make it sweet or salty, and of course, get creative with the seasonings you sprinkle on top.
Whether you have a bonfire in your backyard or a campfire at a state park, popcorn is always a good idea. When I am out camping I love to make a big batch my first night, so I can enjoy it while I am on the trail the next day.
There are so many ways to make popcorn over a campfire
, but today I am sharing my favorite way, which is with an open fire popper.
My popcorn is from Grand Rapids Popcorn Company and came as a kit with an open fire popper, “ready to pop” packets, disposable popcorn bowls, popcorn seasoners, a recipe card, and a bag of their (crazy delicious) S’mores popcorn.
– these are pre-measured portion packs of kernels, oil, and seasoning (tastes just like movie theater popcorn)
1. Add the contents of a NaksPak to the open fire popper.
2. Close the lid of the pot.
3. Place the pot over the fire.
4. Hold the open fire popper over the first until you hear the first pop.
5. Once you hear the first pop begin to shake the open fire popper over the campfire.
Make sure you continue to shake or the popcorn will burn.
6. Remove the pot from the fire when there is more than 3 seconds between pops.
7. When you remove the lid, hold the pot away from your face – kernels may still be popping.
Add more flavor with seasonings
Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar along with your NaksPak. It will taste like the kettle corn you find at the carnival.
Toss a handful of mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and crushed up graham cracker into the popper. The marshmallows and chocolate will melt into the popcorn for an ooey-gooey treat.
Pro Tip: Mix up the seasonings before you leave home or head to the backyard, once they’re made place them in a Ziploc baggy, jar, or whatever works for you.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can sprinkle on top of campfire popcorn when it is done. You can use ranch seasoning, taco seasoning, Italian seasoning, and more.