Friday, January 13, 2012

Snickerdoodle Popcorn

I found this yummy popcorn recipe & wanted to try it for my book club. Unfortunately, I can't find the link again, but I remember the recipe. It's kind of like kettle corn, with a snickerdoodle twist. The ladies loved it! And I found an awesome method for popping popcorn in the microwave thanks to Pinterest. It's fast and easy and perfect if you don't own an air popper.

1 c. popcorn kernels
2 brown paper lunch bags
3 T. butter
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. water
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt

1. You will be popping the popcorn in 2 batches. Place 1/2 c. of popcorn kernels in 1 paper bag. Fold over a couple times & stand upright in the microwave. Pop on HIGH for 2 1/2-3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining popcorn.
2. Pour popcorn in a large bowl for mixing.
3. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Add the rest of the ingredients & stir to combine. Drizzle over popcorn and toss to coat.
4. Pour popcorn onto a cookie sheet & bake at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes. This will guarantee crispy (not soggy) popcorn.


Joanna said...

I meant to cut the recipe in half, so I only popped 1/2 cup of popcorn, and then forgot what I was doing and kept the rest of the quantities the same. Oops. So it was super snickerdoodley and wonderful! Baking it really made the difference.

jess said...

So glad you liked it! I think it's a slightly healthier way to get sweet popcorn. Not nearly as much sugar as caramel popcorn, but for me, just as satisfying.