Salmiak & Liquorice Popcorn -  recipe

Salmiak & Liquorice Popcorn


Recipe Overview

Love popcorn, but tired of salting it as usual? How about using salmiak with a bit of liquorice?


  • You’ll need 80g of popping corn for four people (It doesn’t look like a lot but it really does grow as it pops). If you’re popping your corn on the hob then you’ll need 1 tsp of oil too (any flavourless oil such as groundnut or vegetable).
  • It is very important that you don’t leave your corn unattended while it’s popping. Popcorn has a low water content which makes it quite flammable. As long as you get it off the heat/turn off the microwave as soon as the popping stops you’ll have no problem.

Salmiak and liquorice popcorn recipe




  1. Put your popcorn into a microwavable bowl and cover with a microwavable lid or plate.
  2. Put it into the microwave, set the timer for 3 minutes on high and press “Start”.
  3. You’ll hear the corn starting to pop. Once the popping sounds die down to around one per second stop the microwave and remove the bowl.
  4. Wait for 1-2 minutes to cool and then finish by salting with Lakritskungen KanonKrut (Cannon Powder) to taste, shaking & stirring thoroughly.

On the hob:

If you prefer you can make your popcorn in a large saucepan (with a lid) on the hob.

  1. In addition to the popping corn you’ll also need 1 tsp oil ( a flavourless oil such as vegetable or groundnut is best).
  2. Put your oil into a large saucepan and use a piece of kitchen towel to rub it around the inside of the pan.
  3. Put the popcorn into the saucepan and put the lid on. Place the pan onto a medium/high heat, shaking occasionally to stop the corn sticking.
  4. Once the pan is hot enough the corn will start to pop, leave it on the heat until the popping sounds have died down to about 1 every second.
  5. As soon as the corn has popped remove the pan from the heat and pour the popcorn into a large bowl (it’s important not to leave the corn in the pan as the residual heat will cause it to burn).
  6. Wait for 1-2 minutes and finish by salting with Lakritskungen KanonKrut (Cannon Powder) to taste, shaking & stirring thoroughly.


Permission to reproduce this recipe has very kindly been provided by Lakritsfabriken and has been translated by liquorice Heaven.

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