Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

There never seems to be food in Tom's house that isn't frozen or expired. This is the time when you have to get creative. The only problem is, sometimes I'm not in the mood to be creative. I just want food now. Well, I took a little time to scrounge up edible snack food in his cabinet and found popcorn. Now, I don't know about you, but I don't like popcorn unless it's made at the movie theaters. I just don't eat it in my day to day life. I did a little research on the nutrition of popcorn, and discovered that it's actually a relatively healthy snack!
Of course, in this recipe I make it more unhealthy. But who cares. I'm in college. My body hasn't yet reached the point of slow metabolic rates and wrinkles. But even if you do want to watch what you eat, it seems that 1/3 of a bag of typical buttered microwave popcorn is only about 30 calories. I'm not going to say that I'm a genius when it comes to nutrition, so maybe the fat/calorie content is not optimal or whatever. Anyway, I think its a pretty damn good snack.

1 bag of microwaveable popcorn
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup butter

Pop the popcorn. In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Melt the butter in the microwave. You can vary the amount of butter you use, depending on whether or not you have white popcorn, lightly buttered, etc. Pour the butter over the popcorn and mix together. While the popcorn is still wet from the butter, sprinkle on the dry mixture and mix together as best you can. I have a little trouble with this part because all of my yummy stuff seems to sink to the bottom of the bowl. I usually just end up scraping the bowl with my pieces of popcorn. If you try this and find a way of successfully mixing it all together evenly, please let me know.


  1. I love popcorn as a snack, and this one sounds delicious!

  2. which popcorn did you use/prefer? what brand and what level of butter?

  3. I've grown up with Act II, though this was just some generic brand and I didn't taste a difference. I like buttered, not lightly or heavily. Though microwave popcorn generally seems to have less butter than the movies and maybe that's why I don't like it, because my family never bought extra buttered kinds. But for this recipe it's good because I just add my own extra butter to get the stuff to stick anyway.

  4. I'm actually not the biggest fan of popcorn unless it's especially flavored and this sounds just like my kind of thing! I love the idea of a cinnamon sugar topping!