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!

8 thoughts on “Fun With Popcorn–Cinnamon, Caramel, Creative”

  1. Thanks, Geri! They are super easy too. I used to make the oven caramel corn which seems totally tedious after making it in the bag in the microwave. (Even though microwaves are supposed to be lethal…and there’s probably something terrible about cooking in a grocery bag! But it’s worth risking a few times a year!)

  2. Hey, funny timing, we haven’t made it in quite a while, but decided to this weekend! I’d forgotten how good it was, and easy too! Thanks for your comment, Alex!

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