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Yay for sweet + salty Cinnamon Honey Butter Popcorn! Popcorn is a favorite treat in our house. Growing up my dad would make a bowl of popcorn every night before bed and I loved to sidle up next to him and sneak a few kernels while watching Star Trek. While we don't do it quite so regularly in our own home - we do enjoy popcorn as a snack several times a week. Usually it's just straight out of the microwave bag, but recently we've been jazzing things up a bit. Occasionally I add candy melts or chocolate, and for Christmas this year my brother gifted us an air popper with an assortment of fun flavor sprinkles!
This afternoon, though, we were inspired by the sweet whipped butter we recently prepared for our steak fries and decided it would make a really delicious popcorn butter. Ohhhhh, yes! Only a few simple ingredients melted and whisked together, then pour it over a bowl of freshly popped popcorn! It was absolutely delightful and my 8 year old declared it "AMAZING!"
We used JOLLY TIME Popcorn's Crispy 'n White microwave popcorn for our recipe, but you can use any flavor you like. If you choose a heavily salted popcorn, I suggest sticking to unsalted butter. Unless you really like butter, in which case - have at it!
Cole was so excited for our popcorn treat that he stayed in the kitchen with me and supervised the whole process. The big kids were getting our movie started, and spreading giant pillows and blankets all over the living room floor. Cole wants you to know, mom washed her hands. And the popcorn was delicious.
Aren't those ingredients beautiful? I think it's neat to look at the bowls and know that any one of them goes amazingly well in so many different recipes - both savory and sweet. But together they make magic. Pure delicious magic.
I melted my ingredients in the microwave, but you could also do it on the stovetop if you prefer. My house smelled amazing while they were heating up. Like cinnamon rolls at a movie theater. Oh. They should sell this at movie theaters, don't you think?
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Cinnamon Honey Butter for Popcorn, Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 - 2 bags popped popcorn
Cinnamon Honey Butter for Popcorn, Directions:
- Add butter, honey, and cinnamon to a microwave safe bowl and melt in your microwave (I recommend using 20 -30 second increments).
- Whisk together with a spoon or fork and pour over your freshly popped popcorn.
- Enjoy immediately!