I’m delighted to announce that Kara, from Creations by Kara, is the newest Simply Kierste contributor! I’m so excited to have her as part of the team, and for you to get to know her. This popcorn recipe looks fabulous, and I can’t wait to try it! Don’t forget to say hello to her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram too!
Popcorn is a staple at our house. It makes a great snack, it’s inexpensive, and it’s easy to whip up. Plus there are so many different yummy ways to prepare it. This cinnamon glazed popcorn is a new favorite!
It reminds me a little of kettle corn, but it’s not as tricky to make. You just boil the syrup and drizzle it over the popcorn. No worrying that the butter and sugar will scorch leaving you a hot black mess in the bottom of your favorite pan. Not that I’ve experienced anything like that before. Ahem.
This popcorn may not look fancy, but I assure you that it tastes amazing. It’s sweet, salty, crunch, and spicy all rolled into one bowl of yumminess.
My sixteen year old kept sneaking handfuls while I was trying to take photos. Then the three year old joined him. Luckily the other kids weren’t around, or I might not have had anything left to shoot. It’s not overly sweet, so it is hard to stop eating!! I found myself eating more than I should have. But at least it’s packed with fiber, so it counts as a health food, right?
Give it a try, I bet you’ll like it!!
- 16 cups popped popcorn
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 Tbsp water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Place popcorn in a very large mixing bowl. (Make sure you remove the un-popped kernels first.)
- Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add water, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon.
- Drizzle about half of the cinnamon mixture over the popcorn. Stir gently to coat. Add remaining cinnamon mixture and stir till all pieces are coated.