Snack Time: Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

by Sep 23rd, 2010 // Kid-tastic, Recipes, Snacks

Snack Time: Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Snack Time: Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Do you see that happy face? That is a direct result of popping popcorn in a giant pot on the stove top instead of microwaving it. I had no idea this would be such a thrill, but it truly was.

Snack Time: Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

A few rogue kernels escaped when we were making it in this giant pot. Oh the squealing that ensued!

Snack Time: Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

While the popcorn was still warm we gave it a good dusting of cinnamon and sugar and then stirred it up. It came out tasting a lot like kettle corn. So easy and so dee-lish! Now for the recipe…

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 cup organic popcorn kernels
vegetable oil
2 tablespoons granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pour oil into a large pot until it covers the bottom. Turn the heat on medium and pour in the kernels. Cover loosely leaving room for steam to escape. Once corn starts popping, shake the pot a few times to make sure it’s popping evenly. Turn the heat down and immediately remove from heat when popping slows down. While still warm transfer popcorn to a large bowl being careful to leave any unpopped kernels in the pot. Shake cinnamon sugar mixture onto popcorn and stir together. (It’s important to do this while the popcorn is still warm.) Serve immediately.

Snack Time: Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

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30 Comments on “Snack Time: Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn”

  1. 1.) Mariela Constantine
    September 23rd, 2010

    Sweet popcorn is a great idea !

  2. 2.) Kara
    September 24th, 2010

    So easy and so yummy!!!!

  3. 3.) Jenni
    September 24th, 2010

    I grew up helping my dad make popcorn on the stove – we have a whirly gig where you crank the handle and it stirs the popcorn. I have such fond memories of this, and the inability to eat microwaved popcorn! :)

  4. 4.) tryityoumightlikeit
    September 24th, 2010

    Popcorn is our favorite after school snack. Once I started making it in a pot I couldn't tolerate microwave popcorn anymore. I find it's just as quick and there's less trash.
    That first photo is the best! I love it.

  5. 5.) SmilynStef
    September 24th, 2010

    This looks yummy … love the photos.

  6. 6.) Steph
    September 24th, 2010

    Now I want popcorn! This sounds so yummy. I can hardly wait to try it.

  7. 7.) marisa
    September 24th, 2010

    I'm definitely making popcorn today! My kids would love this as an afterschool snack.

  8. 8.) Meera
    September 24th, 2010

    Love the first picture. Awesome idea!

  9. 9.) Bianca
    September 24th, 2010

    My family loves popcorn! Can't wait to make this!

  10. 10.) Deann
    September 24th, 2010

    Yum! We taught our cub scouts how to pop corn on the stove last night :) This will be a fun recipe to try!

  11. 11.) Nicole
    September 24th, 2010

    Please tell me you have some of this in your purse right now.

  12. 12.) Susan
    September 24th, 2010

    I don't even like popcorn, but this looks yummy.

  13. 13.) Cara
    September 24th, 2010

    oh yummy! great idea on adding something so simple to popcorn!

  14. 14.) Stephanie
    September 24th, 2010

    oh I love homemade popcorn! I have recently really gotten into it. Every time we sit down to watch a movie we either pop some on the stove or in our little air popper. :) We always drench it in butter and salt.. which is so bad for you…. :) but SOOO good.. but this looks really tasty! and is a little less fattening :) I'm going to have to try this.. I can't wait!

  15. 15.) Macki
    September 24th, 2010

    Now that I have made the chick peas and baked apple with great success, we need to give this a try!

  16. 16.) CookingWithMyKid
    September 24th, 2010

    what? no pita chips with white bean dip?

  17. 17.) Lisa
    September 24th, 2010

    I second Jenni's comment. I also have a Whirley-Pop and love it. The popcorn always comes out so fluffy with only a few dud kernels. I've even found I can make kettle corn in it by adding a little sugar halfway through the popping. Toss with salt when its done and…Viola!

  18. 18.) Miranda
    September 24th, 2010

    I love that you can make such a yummy snack with non-processed food.

  19. 19.) Mary
    September 24th, 2010

    My daughter loves popcorn…and with something sweet, she will love it more! Great idea!

  20. 20.) Maggie
    September 25th, 2010

    I have been dying to make popcorn the old fashioned way, now I have motivation!

  21. 21.) Christie
    September 25th, 2010

    I haven't had lunch and man that sounds good just about now. :)

  22. 22.) girlrobot
    September 25th, 2010

    what a great way to dress up popcorn

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  24. 24.) Karen
    September 27th, 2010

    We have popcorn once or twice a week so this recipe will come in handy.

  25. 25.) Dana
    September 28th, 2010

    I love kettle corn, but I have never tried adding cinnamon. I will now! Thanks!

  26. 26.) Haley
    September 29th, 2010

    We tried this recipe yesterday afternoon. I was slightly appalled to discover that my popcorn kernels had passed their "best by" date of 2008 (!), but it came out delicious nonetheless. Thanks for these snack recipes — I LOVE this series and I loved the lunch series. I would totally go for a whole book/blog/magazine just for lunch & snack ideas!

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  28. 28.) Kim - Liv LIfe
    December 20th, 2010

    Though I'm not a popcorn fan, I know my daughter will LOVE this! She could eat popcorn every single day and never tire of it. We've never made anything but regular ole popcorn… this will be in our house today!
    And… I have to say I love that Buzz loves it too! My kids are now teenagers, but Buzz is still popular!

  29. 29.) Kendra
    December 29th, 2010

    This sounds wonderful, but I'm wondering — we usually use our air popper, which does not use oil. Do you need the oil to help it coat and make the cinnamon/sugar stick? Thanks for sharing!

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