Marmite Popcorn

I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and with the Queens Diamond Jubilee approaching I seem to be spoilt for choice.  Stunning patriotic style branding is just everywhere at the moment and I’m not sure how much more my kitchen cupboards can take.  My absolute favorites are the gorgeous Hope & Glory Golden Syrup tin (which I already have plans for) and the adorable Ma’amite Marmite jar.  

I do admit, I have a bit of a Marmite addiction.  Nigellas Marmite spaghetti is a staple in our home when the cupboards are bare and Marmite and cheese on toast is a breakfast favorite.  I’m always looking for ways to incorporate the delicious yeast spread into my diet so when someone mentioned they saw Marmite popcorn on sale at a craft fair I couldn’t rest until I gave it a go. 

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Marmite Popcorn

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  • 50g popping corn
  • a good glug olive oil
  • a knob of salted butter
  • 12 tbsp Marmite, depending on how strong you like it


  1. Pour a good glug of olive oil into a medium pan and place over a high heat.  Drop a few pop corn kernels into the oil and wait for them to pop.  Once they start to pop pour the remaining kernels into the pan and cover with a lid.  Shaking every few seconds wait for the popping to slow down and remove from the heat.  Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Rise and dry your pan (save those dishes) and place a good knob of salted butter and the Marmite in the bottom.  Place over a medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon until melted.  Pour the Marmite mixture over your popcorn and toss until each kernel is coated with the sticky sauce.  Enjoy immediately.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time:
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: British


  1. _MissAnnie_
    May 23, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    I too am a huge fan of marmite, I can eat it straight off of the spoon! This sounds lush, I would never have thought to put marmite with popcorn, but I love popcorn & I love marmite so I am sure I will love this!! 🙂

  2. Charlie
    May 23, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    Now there's an interesting idea, I will definitely try this – as a complete popcorn addict. My favourite way to eat marmite is with peanut butter, on toast !Can't decide whether I'm starting to hate, or still love all this jubilee themed stuff… maybe the whole craze is a bit like marmite too! 🙂

  3. Dena Testa Bray
    May 24, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    This looks awesome. Two of my favorite, popcorn and marmite, together. Let the celebrations begin!

  4. Becs @ Lay the table
    May 27, 2012 / 2:41 pm

    What a great use for Marmite! I made a marmite caramel cake a while back. Who says it's just for toast?!

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