Wildflower Violet Popcorn

Have extra edible flowers on hand? Made some some sugared violets for a cake and have some left over? Don’t toss them! Make this family-friendly violet popcorn and make your movie night a thing of elegance. Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Use foraged violets and other wildflowers to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com


“Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Oh, how I love violets in the spring! There are so many edible flowers to enjoy, even into the summer when the hues turn bold and vibrant. Try the floral recipes at the end of the article, if you discover that you don’t want to stop with violet popcorn. 

Make Violet Popcorn

Don’t feel intimidated by the idea of flowers in your popcorn. If you can operate an air popper, you can make this!

This violet popcorn is perfect for:

  • Tea parties
  • Jane Austen viewing or reading marathons
  • Birthdays
  • Special days
  • To leave as fairy gifts at Solstice and Equinox

My children lovingly call this fairy popcorn and I wouldn’t be surprised if the fairies do indulge every now and then. Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Forage edible blooms to liven up your popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

Violet Popcorn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time-ish
10 mins
Total Time-ish
20 mins
This violet popcorn is perfect for tea parties, Jane Austen viewing or reading marathons and, of course, birthdays and special days.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: foraged food, popcorn, violets
  • 1 Cup Popcorn in 1/4 cup increments
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh edible flowers OR sugared violets or other sugared flowers
  1. Gather fresh, edible flowers.  Be sure you know what you're foraging - some wild blooms are NOT edible.  You may also use sugared violets or other sugared flowers in your violet popcorn.

  2. If using fresh flowers, gently shake off any dust or debris.  If you must rinse them, place them in a salad spinner to get them as dry as possible.  Place them on a towel or dehydrator rack to dry completely.  You may also place your blooms in the refrigerator for a bit, if you can't use them right away.  Work quickly, though - blooms like violets will begin to curl up and fade rather quickly.

  3. Using an air popper, pop up fresh popcorn in 1/4 cup increments. OR, follow the manufacturer's instructions for your air popper. 
  4. As the popper is popping, slowly melt the butter and coconut oil on the stove top.
  5. Once the popcorn is popped, add melted fats a few tablespoons at a time to the popcorn bowl as you sprinkle with sea salt and stir gently. Repeat this process, adding fat, salt and stirring until all the melted fats are gone.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Gently toss in fresh edible flowers or sugared violets.

Recipe Notes

To learn to pop popcorn on your stove top, please read this article from Amy's Healthy Baking.  All you need is a pan and a stove top.

Other Edible Flowers for Popcorn

The flowers pictured here are foraged sweet william and violets. I think we had a few red bud blossoms, too. In the summer, this popcorn will sometimes include:

  • pineapple sage blossoms
  • calendula
  • rose petals
  • field daisies


Wildflower Recipe Resources

For an array of other edible flower information, please read the following at your leisure.  (Maybe with some violet popcorn in hand!)

Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Forage spring wildflowers and use them fresh or sugared for beautiful popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

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