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Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Recipe

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!

Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Recipe - chewy/crisp popcorn coated in a rich, buttery cinnamon sugar glaze!

Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Recipe

Once a week we try to have a family night. We have something easy for dinner, make popcorn, and watch movies.Cinnamon Bun Popcorn Recipe - chewy/crisp popcorn coated in a rich, buttery cinnamon sugar glaze!My kids like to have a bag of cheddar cheese popcorn, and  I make one of several different kinds of special, dessert popcorns.Cinnamon Bun PopcornThis 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!

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
  • 12 cups popped popcorn


  1. Preheat oven to 250 F. Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large, heavy pot, melt butter.
  3. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt.
  4. Stir, and continue cooking over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Once at a boil, stop stirring, and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, and cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla, and marshmallows.
  7. Place popcorn on cookie sheet.
  8. Pour cinnamon mixture over popcorn.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes, and stir.
  10. Continue baking 15 additional minutes. Stir.
  11. Bake for 5-10 more minutes.
  12. Stir one more time.
  13. Let cool on baking sheet.

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  • Reply
    Eden Passante
    July 17, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Yum!! This sounds amazing!

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      July 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Thanks so much!

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    May 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Movie night just got a whole lot sweeter. This is the perfect snack or sweet treat for any time. Love love love!

    • Reply
      May 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Thanks so much, Karly!! =)

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    Happy Valley Chow
    May 17, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Those look awesome! Great recipe, can’t wait to try. PINNED!!

    • Reply
      May 17, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! =)

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    May 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Family nights are great! I bet your kids love this recipe!

    • Reply
      May 17, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thanks! Agreed! Family night is something that we all really enjoy. =)

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