Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix

Move over regular popcorn, caramel popcorn, and even cracker jacks because I’ve got a recipe that’s going to steal the show. This glazed popcorn & cashew mix might just be one of the best snacks I’ve ever had…and I don’t say those things lightly. It all started when I was working on those fun little “non-cookie” holiday gift ideas last week. I thought glazed pecans or nuts would be a very tasty gift, but then I took the idea a step further and added popcorn to the mix. Bag up some of this stuff, tie on a bow, and you now have the perfect gift for neighbors, teachers, and even the mailman. Don’t forget to attach a recipe card so the recipient not only enjoys every last bite, but also knows it doesn’t contain a bunch of junk and additives (like those highly processed tubs of caramel popcorn). Just be sure you make some extra so you can enjoy it yourself…yum!

Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn from 100 Days of Real Food

Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix

Move over regular popcorn, caramel popcorn, and even cracker jacks because I’ve got a recipe that's going to steal the show. This glazed popcorn & cashew mix might just be one of the best snacks I’ve ever had.
4.6 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Total Time: 18 mins
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Servings: 4 people

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a small pot over low heat melt the butter and honey together. Mix in the cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
  • Put the cashews in an extra large mixing bowl. Coat them with about a tablespoon of the butter/honey mixture.
  • Spread the coated nuts onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in the same large bowl evenly coat the plain popcorn - minus any unpopped kernels - with the remaining butter/honey mixture.
  • After the cashews have been in the oven for 6 minutes, take out the tray, add the popcorn to it, and mix it all up together. Stick the tray back in the oven and set the timer for 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes open the oven and stir or shake the mixture around on the baking sheet. Set the timer for 2 more minutes.
  • Once again open the oven and stir/shake the mixture so there are no hot spots that could get burnt. Set the timer for 1 more minute at which point the mixture will once again need to be checked/stirred.
  • Repeat the process of checking/stirring the popcorn mixture every minute then take it out of the oven once it turns a dark brown (it can burn easily toward the end!). My total bake time was 6 minutes for the nuts then an additional 7 or 8 minutes once I added the popcorn.
  • The popcorn and nuts will be slightly wet right out of the oven, but will harden as they cool.

Notes

We use The Popcorn Trick for easy, plain popcorn.
Parchment paper recommended for baking.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix
Amount Per Serving
Calories 857 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 609mg17%
Carbohydrates 138g46%
Fiber 22g92%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 6.6mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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141 thoughts on “Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix”

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! It has been our family tradition the last few years to include bags of this honey glazed popcorn in our stockings. We can’t have corn but have used broken up pieces of plain rice cakes and popped sorghum with great success! Our whole family loves it!

  2. 5 stars
    How far ahead could I make a batch for a party? How do you recommend storing it? I’ve nde many times – but we always eat it immediately

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi there. As long as you keep it in a airtight container, it stays fresh for a week or so. Be sure it cools completely before you put it in a storage container.

  3. What would be the modified recipe if I just wanted cinnamon coated almonds in a semi healthy version (meaning calories).

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