Recipe By MACCO
Published Jun 19th
Prep 5m Cook 40m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 45m
Servings 1 gallon Calories 113.6

I first tried this when I was visiting my sister in West Virginia. After trying it, I loved it, however I neglected to ask her for the recipe. 10 years later, I have it, and I still love it! The kids can help make it if you use an air popper (which I did to reduce fat and calories…there’s enough in the butter!) I used my deep dish lasagna pan to cook it in the oven. You can use a roasting pan or any other large, deep dish pan. It makes a lot, so either invite your friends or store it in an airtight container for later.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup unpopped popcorn
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Pop the popcorn using an air popper according to manufacturer's directions. Place into a large mixing bowl, and set aside.
  2. 2 Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla, and cook until thick and bubbly. Pour over the popcorn, and stir until the popcorn is evenly coated. Spread the popcorn into a large roasting pan.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, then turn the heat off, and allow the popcorn to stay in the oven 20 minutes longer. Remove from oven, and cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 113.6
  • Carbohydrate 17.8 g
  • Cholesterol 10.2 mg
  • Fat 4.4 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Protein 1.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 100.3 mg
  • Sugar 8.5 g


  1. I cheated and used two bags of Homestyle microwave popcorn. I took other reviewer's advice and cooked the butter low and with the sugar while wisking it constantly until it thickened, then took it off the heat and added the cinnamon, salt and vanilla. After that step, I drizzled it over the popcorn that I - Read more ...
  2. Great. When mixing cinnamon sauce make sure to keep burner at a low temp otherwise the sugar will harden.
  3. This is really good and really easy. After reading some of the reviews I decided to use 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn and followed the rest of the recipe. Delicious but a tad overly sweet. I made it again the next day because it was such a hit. That time I used 3/4 cup popcorn and - Read more ...
  4. THIS RECIPE IS OUTSTANDING. im tired of people giving two star reviews because " i changed it a bit and it was awful" ive made this recipe several times following the directions and ive never had a problem. Delicious fall treat for the faimley
  5. De-licious!!! If any of you are familiar with the famous and really expensive "Dale & Thomas" popcorn, this stuff comes really close to their cinnamon drizzle flavor but at a fraction of the cost! I followed the recipe exactly and got great results. I basically used 3 bags of microwave popcorn and doubled the sauce. - Read more ...
  6. This recipe needs better instructions, but it's a great snack! The first time, I also had a chunky, dumpy topping that didn't coat the popcorn (like other reviews). I think it's from overcooking. So take cautiously the instructions to "cook until thick and bubbly." I guess I misunderstood that exactly. I think the more fool-proof - Read more ...
  7. I popped a bag of popcorn in the microwave. Used 6T of butter omitted salt and the vanilla...I think there was plenty of "sauce" for the 1 bag of popcorn. Delicious!
  8. I had high hopes for this recipe but alas...The taste was great. As others suggested, I cooked everything at a low heat until thick and bubbly. I even doubled the sauce recipe because 1 cup of unpopped kernals is A LOT of popcorn. Anyway, it didn't mix well, never really coated the popcorn evenly and - Read more ...
  9. This popcorn was so delicious!! My boyfriend and I were craving something sweet and I love cinnamon sugar anything. I found this recipe and am so glad I did! For some advise, make sure you keep the heat very low while melting the butter and sugar, and I whisk it frequently, or else the sugar - Read more ...

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