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Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

It's time for the end of football season, Buffalo wings, and beer! In case you live under a rock (or in a foreign country), the Super Bowl is on Sunday night. Regardless of whether the game, the commercials, or the Puppy Bowl are your main focus, you're going to need snacks. 

Generally Super Bowl parties fill up with wings, nachos, potato skins, and lots of savory dips. While those are some of my favorite things, I always need a little something sweet. So this year I'm also going all in on cinnamon sugar popcorn. This is the easiest recipe of all time and it tastes great without being crazy filling (more room for those wings). Instructions for how to pop the popcorn on the stove are included in the recipe but you can use plain microwave popcorn (sans salt and butter) and just do the second step of the recipe! 

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn 

Makes 6-8 cups 

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels (about 6 cups popped)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

In a medium-large saucepan with a lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat with three kernels of popcorn. When all three kernels have popped, add the rest of the kernels in an even layer. Cover the pan, remove it from the heat and count to 30, then return the pan to the heat. Cook, gently shaking the pan to make sure the kernels are evenly distributed, until the popping slows down and you can count a few seconds between each. Remove the pan from heat and dump the popcorn onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Allow popcorn to cool. 

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside. Drizzle popcorn with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Sprinkle with salt and toss to evenly combine. Allow to set/dry for about 20 minutes before serving. 

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