If you’ve never had hurricane popcorn before, you’re in for such a treat! This popcorn is tossed with Hawaiian inspired ingredients like soy sauce, furikake and mochi crunch. It’s a deliciously unique snack that always pleases a crowd!

A bowl of hurricane popcorn is presented in a large bowl.

Hurricane Popcorn

Do you ever find yourself eating popcorn by the handful? Hawaiian hurricane popcorn is one of those snacks that you’ll practically be inhaling! It’s so flavor packed and fun to eat, you won’t even realize you ate the whole bowl until you’re sad it’s all gone.

One of the best things about making hurricane popcorn is how easy it is to personalize! If you’re like me and you find that you really love kakimochi, you can toss a little extra in there. When you’re mixing all of these Hawaiian ingredients together, anything goes!

I found myself craving a bowl of this popcorn the other day, only to realize that a bag of it on Amazon is pretty pricey! So, I figured… why not make it myself? It’s safe to say that once I realized how inexpensive and easy it is to make at home, I’ve discovered my new favorite snack recipe.

The ingredients for hurricane popcorn are placed on a white counter top.

How To Make It

Like any good homemade snack recipe, this Hawaiian popcorn is SO easy to make! You only need 5 ingredients to make this totally unique snack.

If you can’t find the furikake or kakimochi (mocha crunch) at your local Asian market, Amazon is a safe bet!

Prepare the popcorn. Whether you’re popping your own kernels or using a microwaveable bag, pop the popcorn! Then, add the popcorn to a large bowl and set it aside.

Melted butter is being poured over the popcorn.

Whisk and pour. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce and butter. Then, pour the mixture evenly over the popcorn and toss to coat.

Furikake is being added to the buttery popcorn.

Add the furikake. You can add the furikake straight from the bottle like me, or measure it to be even more precise. Add the furikake to the popcorn, then toss again!

A hand is tossing some Kakimochi to the bowl of popcorn.

Toss in the kakimochi. Now, for my favorite ingredient! Stir in the mochi crunch mix and toss once more to combine all ingredients. You’re going to love how that cracker mix pairs with the buttery popcorn!

A blue and white cup contains a small portion of hurricane popcorn.

What’s the story behind Hawaiian hurricane popcorn?

There’s actually a company that originated this delicious popcorn snack! They’re located in Hawaii, of course, where bags of this popcorn can casually be purchased at stores all over the place. I’m pretty jealous, honestly!

The company started as just a street vendor, but became so popular with tourists and locals alike that they grew into the huge business they are today.

Even though I can’t go to my local Costco and grab a bag of this stuff, I’m not too torn up about it – this easy recipe hits the spot!

What exactly are furikake and kakimochi?

To put it simply, furikake is a dry condiment that is mainly consisting of seaweed! If you like sushi, you’ll love sprinkling a little extra furikake in your popcorn mix.

Kakimochi is a mochi crunch snack mix. I used Hapi brand mixed crackers to add more variety of flavor. I like when each bite of hurricane popcorn is a little different from the last!

It’s called hurricane popcorn because it’s a little chaotic. There are so many different flavors all tossed into one snack – so don’t be afraid to have fun with your choice of kakimochi!

A large bowl of hurricane popcorn is presented in a large bowl.

How long will it stay fresh?

In my house, hurricane popcorn usually only lasts for the duration of one movie. No one can keep their hands out of it!

However, if you’re more self controlled, this tasty snack will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week!

A portion of Hawaiian popcorn is in a blue and white cup.

Making your own snacks at home is a lot of fun. Don’t believe me? Find out for yourself by making hurricane popcorn, and these other delicious snacks!

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A bowl of hurricane popcorn is presented in a large bowl.

Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn

The most flavor packed snack mix, this Hurricane Popcorn is packed with salty, savory, umami crunch that's simply irresistable.
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup Furikake
  • 2 cups Kakimochi, Mochi Crunch (I used Hapi brand Mixed Crackers to add more variety of flavor.)

Equipment

  • saucepan

Instructions 

  • Add the popcorn to a large bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk the soy sauce into the butter and pour over the popcorn. Toss to coat.
  • Add the Furikake to the popcorn and toss again.
  • Stir in the Kakimochi or cracker mix to combine.
  • Serve

Notes

Hurricane Popcorn can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in an airtight container.
Calories: 462kcal, Carbohydrates: 91g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 71mg, Potassium: 339mg, Fiber: 16g, Sugar: 1g, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 4mg