Fun With Popcorn–Cinnamon, Caramel, Creative

We love having a popcorn and movie night! Below, I’m sharing our two favorite popcorn recipes. And while I’m at it, if you’ve never turned your children loose with their own bowl of buttered popcorn and your spice cupboard, then you’re really bypassing the whole cornfield! 

Microwave Cinnamon Popcorn

  • 4 quarts (16 cups) air-popped popcorn (3/4 cup unpopped) or 3 bags microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick margarine
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup red hot candies
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Place popped corn into a brown bag (paper); set side. Add all other ingredients, except soda, in a glass bowl and microwave on high for 1 ½ minutes. Remove and stir; continue until all red hots are melted. Add soda and stir. Pour over popcorn, roll top down and shake bag. Microwave for 1 ½ minutes. Shake bag and repeat 2 more times. Pour onto a cookie sheet and separate.

Microwave Caramel Corn

  • 4 quarts popcorn, popped and placed in large brown paper bag
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick margarine
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Combine caramel ingredients in a 2 quart microwavable bowl and cook, uncovered, on high in a microwave for 5 minutes. Remove and stir in ½ teaspoon baking soda. Pour over popcorn in sack. Stir well. Roll top of sack closed. Place in microwave for 45 seconds on high. Do this 4 times. Shake and rotate sack each time, then tear open sack and let cool. Add peanuts if you wish.

Come on, pull the sleeper sofa out and crunch together! It’s slumber party time!