Furikake Kettle Corn {recipe}

furikake kettle corn popcorn

Furikake Kettle Corn Popcorn - serving bowl

Furikake Kettle Corn Popcorn - up close

Furikake Kettle Corn

recipe adapted from chef Roy Choi of A-Frame, Chego, KogiBBQ food trucks, and Sunny Spot in Los Angeles. via kcet.org

makes 4 servings. or 1.


4 cups kettle corn
2/3 cup of Corn Pops cereal (I have seen a furikake “party mix” from Hawaii that uses Honeycombs cereal. And Bugles. Obviously I will be making this adjustment in the future.)
2 ounces butter, melted (4 tablespoons or ½ stick)
2 tablespoons furikake
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons dried pineapple, chopped (I doubled this amount)
2 tablespoons cooked bacon, chopped (I doubled this amount)
2 teaspoon minced chives or shiso


Combine kettle popcorn and Corn Pops cereal in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with butter and toss to coat.

Add the remaining ingredients and toss to combine. The pineapple and bacon will always fall to the bottom of the bowl so stir it up every time you reach into the bowl to grab some. Or not. Then you’ll just have a sweet, salty, fatty surprise concentration waiting for you at the end.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Diana Hossfeld August 28, 2012 at 9:29 pm

I’m so wearing the Born to Blog shirt RIGHT NOW!


2 Diane, A Broad August 29, 2012 at 4:32 am

Jesus. That sounds amazing.


3 roastedroot August 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

This is such a fun recipe! I haven’t had corn pops in about a million years and it was always one of my favorites growing up. I have to shamefully admit, I have no clue what furikake is but whatever it is, the recipe looks fantastic!


4 Sarah J. Gim August 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

I hadn’t had corn pops in probably 35 years (um, not that I’m that old, it’s trick math) and was amused that they are now only called Pops. ha.

Furikake is a Japanese seasoning ingredient made with toasted nori (seaweed), sesame seeds, and other curious things… definitely worth an adventurous try!


5 popcornlover August 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Hey, what a coinkydink! I have a born to hog shirt too. I love popcorn.


6 Nate @ House of Annie August 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Nom! I love the addition of bacon! Must try.


7 Kale & Caramel April 22, 2015 at 12:34 am

Love love LOVE this popcorn. I grew up on Maui, so all that furikake just makes my heart sing. So great to meet you tonight!


8 Anna November 1, 2015 at 5:52 pm

The original A Frame recipe does NOT include pineapple or bacon FYI.


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