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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
- White Cheddar Popcorn
- Bunny Bait Trail Mix Recipe
- Homemade Tortilla Chips
- Everything Sourdough Crackers
- Easy Parmesan Crisps
Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn
- 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.)
- 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.