Snacks may come in all different shapes and sizes but sometimes, you just want to go back to the basics. One of those simple snack foods that many of us enjoy is popcorn. It tends to be a rather special treat and it doesn’t matter if we are eating it at a movie theater or simply crunching on some at home, it is a fantastic option to consider. In addition, popcorn is an easy snack to make and you don’t even need an air popper or some other type of fancy machine to get a big bowl ready for your family.
Something that many of us enjoy about popcorn is the fact that it can take on many different flavors. That is where churro popcorn comes into play. If you have never tried this particular recipe before, you are going to be amazed with how delicious it truly is. In fact, once you try it, it may just ruin you for regular popcorn because the flavor is quite intense. Give this to your family and they will think that it is a special occasion.
Cinnamon Coated Popcorn
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tbsp vanilla extract
Churro Sugar Coating
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the churro sugar coating and set aside.
Prepare popcorn in a popcorn maker. You can also put popcorn in a paper bag, fold over a few times, then microwave for 90-120 seconds (or until popping slows).
Pour popcorn in a large mixing bowl and set aside, giving it time to cool.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add granulated sugar, cinnamon, light corn syrup, and vanilla. Allow ingredients to simmer, whisking constantly, until mixture is smooth and no longer grainy, about 2-4 minutes.
Begin to slowly pour cinnamon coating over popcorn. Use a spatula to gently stir and toss the popcorn to coat.
Sprinkle the top of the popcorn with 1/3 of the churro sugar coating, then toss to coat. Continue adding more churro sugar coating until popcorn is completely covered and appears light gold in color.