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Cinnamon Toast Popcorn

Scott Phillips

Servings: 8 to 10

Tossed with toasty brown butter and cinnamon sugar, this popcorn is slightly sweet and super delicious. Adding milk powder to the melting butter creates brown bits for even more flavor.


  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 batch freshly popped Basic Stovetop Popcorn
  • 2-1/2 oz. (5 Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • 2-1/2 Tbs. nonfat dry milk powder

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 120
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 80
  • Fat (g): 9
  • Saturated Fat (g): 4
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 15
  • Sodium (mg): 90
  • Carbohydrates (g): 10
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 1


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and 3/4 tsp. salt.
  • In the empty popcorn pot or in a small saucepan, combine the butter and milk powder and whisk over medium heat until the butter melts and the mixture becomes foamy, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk until the mixture becomes golden brown and smells like toasted nuts.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the popcorn, making sure to get all of the flavorful brown bits from the bottom of the pan, and toss well. Add the sugar mixture and toss again. Season to taste with additional salt.


This popcorn makes a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for kids (or kids at heart). Just package it up in cello bags, tie with pretty twine, and add this fun printable label.


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