Cinnamon-sugar popcorn

    1 hour 45 min

    Freshly popped popcorn is baked with cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and butter to make this addictive snack!

    16 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 200g popping corn
    • 75g butter
    • 135g caster sugar, or to taste
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 120 C / Gas mark 1/2.
    2. Pop the popcorn kernels according to packet directions. Place into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
    3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, salt and vanilla; cook until thick and bubbly. Pour over the popcorn and stir until the popcorn is evenly coated. Spread the popcorn in a large roasting pan.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, then turn the heat off and allow the popcorn to stay in the oven 20 minutes longer. Remove from oven and cool completely before serving.

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    This recipe needs better instructions, but it's a great snack! The first time, I also had a chunky, dumpy topping that didn't coat the popcorn (like other reviews). I think it's from overcooking. So take cautiously the instructions to "cook until thick and bubbly." I guess I misunderstood that exactly. I think the more fool-proof way is just to do it in the microwave as you are more likely to prevent scorching, overcooking and it'll be easier to pour from a glass measuring cup anyways. Use a 2-cup measurer, melt butter first (about 40 seconds), then add in other 5 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Then microwave on high for about 20 sec at a time, stirring inbetween until the topping is a thick sauce. The stirring is important to get all incorporated and applying enough heat to disolve the sugar is also important. Should take between a total of 40-60 seconds after you add the 5 ingredients. (I did it twice, total 40 seconds, but I had half a batch, so might make a difference.) As for baking, the method instructed seems fine. It does taste pretty good before baking, but like another noted, it will be sticky that way. It's great after baked as well- a combination between kettle corn and moose munch. I also mixed in mini marshmallows before pouring the coating. I liked it.  -  22 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    De-licious!!! If any of you are familiar with the famous and really expensive "Dale & Thomas" popcorn, this stuff comes really close to their cinnamon drizzle flavor but at a fraction of the cost! I followed the recipe exactly and got great results. I basically used 3 bags of microwave popcorn and doubled the sauce. I mixed it all in a really large foil roasting pan that I lined with Reynold's non-stick foil. This was so easy and the results are fabulous! All I needed to do to take it over the top was to drizzle it with melted white chocolate. It was the perfect sweet treat!  -  29 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I cheated and used two bags of Homestyle microwave popcorn. I took other reviewer's advice and cooked the butter low and with the sugar while wisking it constantly until it thickened, then took it off the heat and added the cinnamon, salt and vanilla. After that step, I drizzled it over the popcorn that I spread on a baking sheet and baked it. GREAT movie snack and using the Homestyle popcorn mixed with the sweet vanilla glaze is just the end all of sweet/salty combinations. We LOVE it.  -  31 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)