Easy homemade Cinnamon Popcorn is made with just 5 ingredients & tastes like the best kettle corn you’ve ever had! It’s a sweet and salty popcorn with fantastic cinnamon flavor that’s a perfect dessert!
This flavorful sugar popcorn is made by combining freshly popped popcorn with cinnamon and sugar, creating a sweet and salty combination that is sure to satisfy any craving. Whether you are looking for a quick snack to enjoy while watching a movie or a tasty treat to share with family, this kettle corn popcorn is the perfect choice.
Popcorn: A Fun Family Activity!
Popcorn is a popular snack that is loved by many, especially my family! It is an easy snack or treat that can be customized to suit individual needs. Some people like their popcorn salty, while others prefer it sweet. You can add salt, butter, or sugar to your popcorn to give it the desired flavor. With a family as large as mine versatility is a great quality to have in a recipe. However, this sweet and salty popcorn recipe is a favorite of ours and one batch never seems to be enough.
We love enjoying this popcorn while watching a movie or playing games, it is a great way to bond with loved ones and create lasting memories. So, gather your family and friends and make some delicious popcorn today!
Why You’ll Love This Sweet Popcorn Recipe
- Versatile: Cinnamon popcorn is a versatile snack that can be enjoyed as a sweet treat or a savory snack. You can add different spices and toppings to customize the flavor to your liking.
- Kid-Friendly: Kids love popcorn, and cinnamon popcorn is no exception. This recipe is a great way to get your kids to eat a healthy snack that they will actually enjoy.
- Perfect for Parties: Cinnamon popcorn is a great snack to serve at parties or gatherings. It is easy to make in large batches and can be served in individual bags or bowls.
Ingredients for Cinnamon Popcorn
Popcorn: For the base of this tasty treat, you will need 2 quarts, 16 cups, which is about three 4-oz bags of popped popcorn.
Egg white: Using 1 egg white, lightly beaten, will help the sugar and cinnamon stick to the popcorn and gives it a super light, crisp texture.
Sugar: Adding ½ cup of sugar to the coating adds just a touch of sweetness to the popcorn.
Cinnamon: You need 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon for a lovely warm spice to this treat.
Salt: Balance the sweetness in this recipe by adding in ¼ tsp. of salt.
How to make Sweet Cinnamon Popcorn
Start by getting the oven preheated to 300°F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Next, pop the popcorn according to the package directions. When popped, sort through the popcorn to remove any duds. Check out this kitchen hack to remove un-popped kernels, genius!
Transfer the popcorn to a large mixing bowl and set it aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg white, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Proceed to drizzle this mixture over the popcorn and stir gently, doing your best to coat the popcorn well with the cinnamon mixture.
Pour the coated popcorn on the prepared baking sheet and place in the preheated oven to bake for 20 minutes.
Let the popcorn cool for just a few minutes, then serve and enjoy!
- 16 cups popped popcorn three 4-oz bags
- 1 egg white lightly beaten
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- Prep: Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Next, pop the popcorn according to the package directions. When popped, sort through the popcorn to remove any duds.
- Transfer the popcorn to a large mixing bowl and set it aside.
- Coating: In a small bowl, whisk together egg white, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Drizzle over popcorn and stir gently, doing your best to coat popcorn with cinnamon mixture.
- Bake: Pour the coated popcorn on the prepared baking sheet and place in the preheated oven to bake for 20 minutes. Let the popcorn cool for just a few minutes, then serve and enjoy!
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Cinnamon Popcorn Variations
Cinnamon popcorn is a delicious snack that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Here are some variations to try:
- Cinnamon Apple Popcorn: For a fruity twist, try adding some dried apple pieces to your cinnamon popcorn. You can also drizzle some caramel sauce over the popcorn for added sweetness.
- Cinnamon Chocolate Popcorn: If you’re a chocolate lover, try adding some melted chocolate to your cinnamon popcorn. You can also sprinkle some chocolate chips over the popcorn for added texture.
- Cinnamon Peanut Butter Popcorn: For a savory and sweet combination, mix together some peanut butter and cinnamon in a bowl. Drizzle the mixture over your popcorn and toss until it’s evenly coated.
- Cinnamon Maple Popcorn: For a fall-inspired flavor, mix together some maple syrup and cinnamon in a bowl. Drizzle the mixture over your popcorn and toss until it’s evenly coated. You can also add some chopped pecans for added crunch.
How long is this popcorn good for?
Cinnamon popcorn can last up to 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. It is important to make sure the popcorn is completely cooled down before storing it to prevent moisture buildup.
How can I make cinnamon popcorn without using sugar?
To make cinnamon popcorn without using sugar, you can use alternative sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or stevia. You can also use cinnamon-flavored extracts or spices such as nutmeg or ginger to add flavor without adding sugar.
What are some tips for seasoning cooked popcorn?
When seasoning cooked popcorn, it is important to evenly distribute the seasoning. You can do this by mixing the seasoning with melted butter or oil before tossing it with the popcorn. Another tip is to add the seasoning in small amounts and taste as you go to avoid over-seasoning.
What are some sweet and salty popcorn recipes?
Sweet and salty popcorn recipes are a popular snack for movie nights and gatherings. Some popular recipes include caramel popcorn, chocolate-covered popcorn, and maple bacon popcorn. To make sweet and salty popcorn, you can mix ingredients such as sugar, salt, butter, and honey.
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Cinnamon Popcorn is easy to make and calls for only 5 simple ingredients! This sweet and salty popcorn is a wonderful dessert for a family movie night or just a casual get together with family or friends.