Popcorn is such a wonderful snack.
I love the buttery smell it gives off as it cooks, it usually makes my mouth start to water. Popcorn and watching movies go hand and hand. It feels weird to sit down and watch a movie without some kind of salty or sweet snack in your hands. Thanks to this Browned Butter Sugar ‘n Spice Popcorn you can have the best of both worlds.
When I was a kid my mom, who got this recipe from my grandma, used to make this for my sister and I quite a bit. It was one of our favorites. The butter, cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg drizzled over the popcorn go perfectly together. I still at the age of 29 find myself hunting through the bowl for the pieces coated with the most sugar and spice mixture on them. When a piece of that popcorn soaked in the Browned Butter Sugar ‘n Spice hits your tongue it’s magical!
The original recipe for this popcorn doesn’t call for browning the butter, and by all means if you don’t want to take the time you don’t need to. However, I love browned butter. I think it adds a little nuttiness to the flavor. I also added a pinch of salt to the mixture which makes it slightly less sweet and gives it the perfect salty sweet consistency. It’s the perfect popcorn for fall and winter and makes a great gift to give to coworkers, neighbors, and friends. It would make a great appetizer or snack for Thanksgiving or Holiday party. If you’re looking for a new sweeter twist to the ordinary bowl of popcorn give this Browned Butter Sugar ‘n Spice Popcorn a try!
- 4 Quarts air popped popcorn
- 1 T. brown sugar
- 1 T. white sugar
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 1/8 t. salt
- 3 T. melted browned butter
- Add popcorn kernels to an air popcorn machine and pop according to machine instructions.
- Brown the 3 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Once the butter is browned remove from the heat and add in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Whisk together the butter/sugar mixture.
- Drizzle the mixture over the popcorn, tossing as you go to coat all the pieces.
If you don't want to brown the butter, simply melt it in the microwave and whisk in the remaining ingredients.
If you don't have an air popcorn popper, microwave popcorn will work, but use the kind with the least amount of butter.