Snickerdoodle Popcorn is buttery kettle corn with a sprinkle of cinnamon cooked right in. It's highly addictive and a delicious sweet treat for your next family movie night.
When my daughter started requesting cinnamon popcorn, I had no idea how to make that happen. The results of a lot of experimentation and testing is this snickerdoodle popcorn recipe!
3 tbsp canola or other vegetable oil
⅓ cup popcorn kernels
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
Place butter in a small bowl and microwave in 10 second intervals until the butter is melted.
Get out a large bowl and set it aside.
Place the oil and popcorn kernels in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Stir to combine.
Put a lid on the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes until popcorn kernels begin to sizzle in the oil but have not yet started to pop.
Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the kernels. Give it a quick stir to combine.
Put a lid on the pot.
Swirl the pot without lifting it from the stove until kernels start to pop.
Let the popcorn pop until there’s 1-2 seconds between pops. Immediately remove from heat.
Remove the lid and immediately pour popcorn into a large bowl.
Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
Toss the popcorn to combine.
Tips on Snickerdoodle Popcorn
- Because of the sugar, the popcorn will burn easily. Be sure to immediately remove it from the stove once there’s a couple seconds between pops and immediately remove it from the pot once it’s done.
- Any high heat, neutral tasting oil will work. Do not use olive oil.
- Make movie night feel extra special and serve your popcorn in mini popcorn boxes!
- Store any leftover popcorn in a zip top bag for up to 48 hours.
Go all in on the cinnamon and enjoy your popcorn with crisp, tart Apple Cider Sangria.