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We love making this Cinnamon Popcorn for movie night or for an afternoon snack. Loaded with cinnamon and sugar to make this delicious popcorn recipe.

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Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe:

This cinnamon popcorn is the perfect blend of sweet and salty. You only need a few ingredients to turn your plain popcorn into an addicting snack. The blend of the melted butter, cinnamon and sugar makes this treat so delicious.

If you love cinnamon desserts as much as we do, make one of these other desserts. Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie or Cinnamon Chips are always a crowd favorite and easy to make.

If you are looking for a budget friendly snack to serve, make this Cinnamon popcorn. It only requires a handful of ingredients and takes minutes to prepare.

Check out these Popcorn Bars for another great treat.

Cinnamon popcorn in a white bowl

What is Cinnamon Popcorn?

Popcorn is the perfect snack to make. It is easy to make and budget friendly. Mixing melted butter with cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla gives popcorn that sweet and salty flavor.

Adding the cinnamon flavors to popcorn gives it the perfect amount of sweetness to a family favorite snack.

Ingredients needed - popcorn, butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon salt

Ingredients: 

  • Popped Popcorn (approximately 3 bags)
  • Butter 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Ground Cinnamon 
  • Salt 

How to Make Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe: 

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.  
  • Step 2 – Prepare Popcorn – Place the popcorn in a large bowl and then set aside.
  • Step 3 – Combine Ingredients – Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat.  Stir in the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and salt.  Stirring occasionally and cook until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Boil for 5 minutes to allow it to get thick.
  • Step 4 – Pour over popcorn – Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat the popcorn in the mixture. 
Melting the butter mixture in a saucepan
  • Step 5 – Bake Popcorn – Place the coated popcorn on baking sheets or roasting pan lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring the popcorn every 3-4 minutes.  
Placing the popcorn on a baking sheet
  • Step 6 – Allow Popcorn to get crispy – Turn the oven off and let the popcorn sit in the oven for 20 minutes.  The popcorn will get crispy as it sets. 
  • Step 7 – Let Popcorn Cool – Remove from the oven and let cool.  Then the popcorn is ready to serve and enjoy.
Cinnamon popcorn in a white bowl

How to Store:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can store this popcorn in a bag on the counter for up to one week before it will start to go stale.

The perfect snack to make a big batch for the week. You can also place in zip lock bags once the popcorn has cooled.

Cinnamon popcorn in a white bowl

How Long will Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Last:

Stored properly, this popcorn can last up to a week. Ours never lasts that long though. We eat it pretty fast because it is amazing.

Cinnamon popcorn in a white bowl

Recipe Tips:

  • Popcorn – Prepare popcorn ahead of time. Place in a bowl and remove any kernels from the bowl.
  • Type of Popcorn – We used plain popcorn in this recipe, but you can use butter if you prefer. Make popcorn in the microwave, stove, or by it at the store.
  • Melted Butter Mixture – Stir constantly so the mixture melts completely.
  • Toss to coat – Every 3 to 4 minutes, stir the popcorn while baking. This is important and will ensure even baking and that all pieces are crispy.
  • Line the baking pan – Cleanup is much easier if you use parchment paper on the sheet pan. The mixture is very sticky and this makes it much easier.
  • Work quickly – Once you have mixed the butter mixture over the popcorn immediately place on baking sheet.
Cinnamon popcorn in a white bowl

Recipe Variations:

  • Red Hot Candy – Add in red hot candy to make red hot cinnamon popcorn. It adds the perfect amount of heat to the popcorn.
  • Drizzle Chocolate – Melt white or milk chocolate. Drizzle on top of popcorn and allow to set.
  • Add in Nuts – Feel free to add in chopped nuts such as pecans, walnuts or peanuts. Sliced almonds would also be a great addition.

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We love making this Cinnamon Popcorn for movie night or for an afternoon snack. Loaded with cinnamon and sugar to make this delicious popcorn recipe.
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Turn oven off, but continue to sit in oven 32 minutes
Total Time 56 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 189

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Place the popcorn in a large bowl and then set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat.  Stir in the granulated sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and salt.  Stir and cook until the mixture is thick and bubbly.
  • Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat the popcorn in the mixture.
  • Place the coated popcorn on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring the popcorn every 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn the oven off and let the popcorn sit in the oven for 20 minutes.  The popcorn will get crispy as it sets.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.  Then the popcorn is ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 189kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 2g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 283mg, Potassium 75mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 263IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 10mg, Iron 0.4mg

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