This easy Cinnamon Bun Popcorn recipe is a chewy/crisp popcorn covered in a rich, buttery, cinnamon sugar glaze. Always a hit at dessert or snack time!
Once a week we try to have a family night. We have something easy for dinner, make popcorn, and watch movies.My kids like to have a bag of cheddar cheese popcorn, and I make one of several different kinds of special, dessert popcorns.
This Cinnamon Bun Popcorn is the one that my kids ask for the most often. It’s a cross between a crispy, candy popcorn and a softer, chewier caramel corn.
The coating is rich, buttery, cinnamon sugar glaze that I think is much easier to make than the glazes that require a candy thermometer.
If you give this Cinnamon Bun Popcorn a try, it may just become one of your favorites, too! And if you’re looking for other easy popcorn recipes, check out more below!
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Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 10 cups popped popcorn
- Preheat oven to 250 F. Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat.
- In a large, heavy pot, melt butter.
- Add sugars, corn syrup, and salt.
- Stir, and continue cooking over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
- Once at a boil, stop stirring, and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla, and marshmallows.
- Place popcorn on cookie sheet.
- Pour cinnamon mixture over popcorn.
- Bake for 15 minutes, and stir.
- Continue baking 15 additional minutes. Stir.
- Bake for 5-10 more minutes.
- Stir one more time.
- Let cool on baking sheet.
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Comments & Reviews
Lauren Mata says
How long do you think this would last in cool, dry conditions? Thinking about making it as a wedding favor–so yummy!
Hi! I think it could potentially keep for about 4-5 days. I hope that helps!
Carole Neale says
I made this for movie night at church and it was a hit! Thanks for posting!
Thank you so much! I’m glad it was a hit!
I think there is a typo in the recipe. I am not sure what it means.
Could you please tell me where you think that there is a typo?
Beth Myers says
This is soooo good!
Absolutely delicious, and easy to make. Pretty sure “15 servings” is a typo – we got about 8 servings from this, about 1.25 cups each. Total recipe is roughly 2400 calories, or 300 calories per servings if you divide into 8 servings. (so maybe the recipe meant to say “5 servings”, to go with the listed 553 calories per serving?)
Hi! Thank you so much! And thanks for that question! I use a program to figure out the nutritional values, and it had pulled a much larger amount of popcorn than what the recipe listed, which was which the calories were so much higher.
Hi! Is this best served immediately, or will it still be good if I make it one day in advance?
Hi! It should be fine a day in advance. However, how crunchy it stays will depend on how humid it is where you live. Hope that helps!
When do you add the white sugar?
Thanks! You add it with the brown sugar and corn syrup.
Thank you! This is an absolute favorite of mine and I get so many compliments on it!
I like this popcorn very much. I’m making it for gifts for friends and family.
Thanks! I’m glad you like it. =) Thanks for commenting.
Once popcorn is cool, is it crunchy or taffy-like?
It’s more taffy-like as it’s chewier rather than crunchy. Hope that helps!
Eden Passante says
Yum!! This sounds amazing!
Thanks so much!
Movie night just got a whole lot sweeter. This is the perfect snack or sweet treat for any time. Love love love!
Thanks so much, Karly!! =)
Happy Valley Chow says
Those look awesome! Great recipe, can’t wait to try. PINNED!!
Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! =)
Family nights are great! I bet your kids love this recipe!
Thanks! Agreed! Family night is something that we all really enjoy. =)