Monday, October 15, 2012

Sweet-n-Spicy Popcorn

Popcorn and movies are some of those things that were just meant to be together.  But I've been getting tired of the plain old butter and salt version.  I recently saw a cooking show with a girl making unusual flavored popcorn and it inspired me to create my own.  I wanted something sweet with just a hint of spice.  I came up with this, and it was just the twist the popcorn needed.

Sweet-n-Spicy Popcorn

 What You Need:

1/4 c. unpopped kernels
2 T. butter
2 T. honey
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/16 tsp. cayenne powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt

What You Do:

Pop your popcorn, using either the kettle or air pop method.  
Please don't use microwave popcorn, you will make me cry. 

We got this cool popcorn maker for Christmas last year, so that is what I use.

While your corn is popcorn, melt the butter and honey.
Ok, so I did cheat here and melt it in the microwave in a Pyrex measuring cup.
Hey, I'm not perfect.

Stir in the cinnamon and cayenne until completely mixed.
Trust me, you don't want to bite into any cayenne clumps.
I only used a pinch of cayenne, 
but of course you can increase it if you like it hotter.

Now put your popcorn in your serving bowl and drizzle the 
sweet and spicy mixture all over the popcorn and toss to coat. 
Sprinkle with the sea salt and toss again.

That's it! So simple and really tasty.
It serves up to 4, if you're being reasonable. 
Of course I'm never reasonable with popcorn and could easily eat it all myself  :)