Sweet and Savory Cinnamon Popcorn

This sweet and savory popcorn recipe combines the sweet flavors of sugar and cinnamon with the savory flavors of butter and salt. This snack is sure to be a delicious hit with your family.

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is on Thursday? And this also happens to mean that Friday is the official launch of the Christmas season too! Want a great snack to enjoy with your family for the holiday season? I’m so excited to be sharing with you one of my absolute favorite sweet and savory snacks, which is also a perfect snack to include in your holiday festivities this year too.

Popcorn is one of my very favorite snacks. I love it, and I eat it all the time. Plus it is super easy to make too, just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes make a mouth watering, savory treat worthy of just more than movie night.

Popcorn on the stove top popped in coconut oil is truly a decadent treat, in fact the coconut oil mixed with a little salt basically eliminates the need for adding melting butter (although I do occasionally because butter, in my opinion, is just about one of the greatest things ever!)

While I love simple popcorn, I also love trying out different varieties and ingredients to make the popcorn an even better treat.

Today I am sharing with you my favorite sweet and savory popcorn recipe which includes the best sweet combination, cinnamon and sugar. I have such found memories growing up of my mom making me buttered toast with a little sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.

While I’m not much of a chocolate eater (I know, I know! but I do love M&Ms :)), my usual go-to sweet treats involve some sort of cinnamon and sugar combination. It just feels like home. On a whim one day I decided to try out adding some cinnamon and sugar to my popcorn and oh my! It is a delicious combination.

Ready for the recipe? Alright here we go… Sweet and Savory Cinnamon Popcorn

Here’s What You Need

This sweet and savory popcorn recipe combines the sweet flavors of sugar and cinnamon with the savory flavors of butter and salt. This snack is sure to be a delicious hit with your family. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

3 TBSP oil (I use coconut oil, and don’t worry it won’t leave your popcorn tasting like coconuts!)

1/2 cup popcorn kernels

2 TBSP butter, melted (you can omit this, but if helps the cinnamon and sugar coat better, plus it is delicious!)

1/4 cup of sugar

1 TSP cinnamon

1/4 TSP salt

Step One

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy pot. Add the kernels and cover with a lid. For best results, leave the lid slightly ajar to let a little stem escape. Also shake the pot once or twice while the kernels are popping.

This sweet and savory popcorn recipe combines the sweet flavors of sugar and cinnamon with the savory flavors of butter and salt. This snack is sure to be a delicious hit with your family. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Step Two

As the popping slows to about 2 to 3 seconds apart, remove the pot from the heat.

This sweet and savory popcorn recipe combines the sweet flavors of sugar and cinnamon with the savory flavors of butter and salt. This snack is sure to be a delicious hit with your family. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Step Three

Pour popped popcorn into a large bowl and pour the melted butter over it and toss to coat. (This is how you make the best simple popcorn ever! So if your not in the mood for cinnamon and sugar, you can just add salt here and call it a day.)

This sweet and savory popcorn recipe combines the sweet flavors of sugar and cinnamon with the savory flavors of butter and salt. This snack is sure to be a delicious hit with your family. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Step Four

Add the cinnamon, sugar, and salt on top of the popcorn, and toss really well to make sure the seasonings are evenly distributed over all of the popcorn.

This sweet and savory popcorn recipe combines the sweet flavors of sugar and cinnamon with the savory flavors of butter and salt. This snack is sure to be a delicious hit with your family. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

Sweet & Savory Cinnamon Popcorn
Recipe Type: snack
Cuisine: popcorn
Author: Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper
Cook time:
Total time:
Ingredients
  • 3 TBSP oil (I use coconut oil, and don’t worry it won’t leave your popcorn tasting like coconuts!)
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 TBSP butter, melted (you can omit this, but if helps the cinnamon and sugar coat better, plus it is delicious!)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 TSP cinnamon
  • 1/4 TSP salt
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large, heavy pot. Add the kernels and cover with a lid. For best results, leave the lid slightly ajar to let a little stem escape. Also shake the pot once or twice while the kernels are popping.
  2. As the popping slows to about 2 to 3 seconds apart, remove the pot from the heat.
  3. Pour popped popcorn into a large bowl and pour the melted butter over it and toss to coat. (This is how you make the best simple popcorn ever! So if your not in the mood for cinnamon and sugar, you can just add salt here and call it a day.
  4. Add the cinnamon, sugar, and salt on top of the popcorn, and toss really well to make sure the seasonings are evenly distributed over all of the popcorn.

Serve and enjoy!

With the holidays approaching, this would also make a lovely gift for neighbors, teachers, or anyone really! I placed about 2 cups of the seasoned popcorn into a mason jar and added a pretty holiday ribbon. In an air tight container, like a mason jar, the popcorn will last for several days.
Now the trick is hiding these gifts from the rest of the family (OK from me) before I have a chance to deliver them!

This sweet and savory popcorn recipe combines the sweet flavors of sugar and cinnamon with the savory flavors of butter and salt. This snack is sure to be a delicious hit with your family. | CreativeHomeKeeper.com

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7 Comments

  1. Christine @ idigpinterest.blogspot.com says:

    Looks really good! I love sweet popcorn. Makes a fun and simple neighbor gift too! Stopping by from the DBB.

  2. Costco was actually sampling a popcorn mixed with cheddar and kettle corn and it was delicious. I’ll have to try your recipe out!

  3. Thanks for sharing at the Foodies and Crafties Blog Hop- it’s one of my features for the week!!

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