Cinnamon Sugar Kettle Corn

Does making popcorn require a real recipe? Probably not. Maybe this is a cop-out.

But maybe it’s also Monday, and we all kind of want a half-recipe.

Plus, making your own kettle corn automatically makes you more accomplished than just buying it. Especially on a Monday.

Cinnamon sugar makes kettle corn extra fancy. AND it’s classified under the most amazing category of all snack categories: salty-sweet.

Let’s be serious, combining sweetened popcorn with flaky sea salt is just a good idea. Hitting it with a little cinnamon spice is an even better one.

It’s safe to say that I think you deserve a little cinnamon sugar kettle corn and an easy non-recipe in your life today.

Get your salty-sweet on and enjoy, friends!


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • sea salt to taste

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and stir with a fork. Set aside.

Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Put 3 kernels in the pot and put the lid back on. Once all three have popped, stir in your cinnamon sugar mixture and toss in the rest of your kernels. Put the lid back on and listen for the kernels to start popping.

Every 20-30 seconds or so, take the pot off the heat and give it a shake, with the lid on – this prevents the kernels on the bottom from burning. Repeat until all kernels have popped. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.