Monday, February 20, 2012

Cinnamon Popcorn

Yes, I realize we posted two sweet recipes last week, but this is really the only thing I have ready to post.  I don't think you'll mind, though, because this is so yummy!  It's also very addicting, so beware!  A few weeks ago, one of our friends brought cinnamon popcorn to Bible study and it was just so delicious, I had to ask for the recipe.  She gave it to me, but she makes it in her Whirley Pop.  I don't have one, but I figured that since it's possible to make kettle corn in a regular stock pot, it would also be possible to make cinnamon popcorn in a stock pot.  It took a little experimentation and adjusting the recipe, but I eventually came up with a recipe with which I was happy!

Cinnamon Popcorn
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Set aside.

In a large stock pot, heat oil over medium/medium-high heat (depending on your range).  Put three kernels in the oil.  When all three kernels pop, quickly add remaining kernels and 1/2 cup sugar.  Place lid on pot and continue to cook, shaking the pan frequently.  When the popping slows, remove from heat and add the cinnamon mixture.  Carefully stir the popcorn for about 2 minutes; transfer popcorn to a bowl.  Be careful while stirring the popcorn, as there may be some kernels still popping.  If this is the case, you may want to use the lid as a shield so you don't get hit by one (they're HOT!).

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