Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix

18 Reviews / 4.6 Average
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.
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Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn from 100 Days of Real Food

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!

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  1. Another awesome recipe Lisa! I made this for my family on Christmas Eve and everyone raved about it! Delicious! Thank you for all you do!

  2. Hi! How much does this make? Just curious as to whether or not I should double/triple the recipe for our family coming in town. Thank you!!!

  3. How long will this stay fresh if you keep it in a sealed container? I am wondering how far in advance I can make and give out as Christmas gifts.

  4. 3 stars
    I made it with maple syrup instead of honey for an easier comparison with a store bought bag of Cinn-brown sugar popcorn. The kids liked the store bought better. We dont eat much popcorn anyway, so it’s a fun treat.

  5. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe, and so much easier than anticipated. I doubled the batch and added some raw almonds in with the cashews. I also added just a dash of cayenne for a little kick. The texture after cooling was perfect – crunchy and delicious! Taking tomorrow to in-laws along with more traditional sides to provide a tasty snack for in-between meals, lol. Love your site!

  6. There are a lot of popcorn bags and boxes for sale on the web. Just do a search – “shopping popcorn bags” – everywhere from ebay to amazon to you name it, sells them! HTH!

  7. Where did you buy the bags to make the gifts? Also wondering what size? I am searching, but not having much luck.

    Thanks

  8. 5 stars
    I am working in the kitchen today getting ready to make some caramel corn that my nieces love! I saw this recipe and was intrigued so I am making 2 batches of that now. Batch 2 is in the oven! I am going to share this on my website! I did make some changes, instead of cinnamon I used my homemade pumpkin spice mix!

  9. 5 stars
    Finally got around to making this and I can’t believe how good it is! It would for sure make an excellent gift! I do think the taste is a bit more adult than child-perhaps slightly less spice and slightly more honey would make it more kid friendly but regardless it’s amazing!

  10. 5 stars
    Used this as a glaze on my pumpkin seeds. Roasted at 300 degrees for about 50mins. Soooo yummy!! I usually do a savory flavor in them but after trying this, I’m hooked!!

  11. I just made these and it was fun! I’ve never made popcorn in a brown bag like that, how neat! After tasting it I have a great idea for next time. My boyfriend has a jar of cinnamon honey that I didn’t even think to use, so I have a feeling I’ll be making this again very soon (like tomorrow) using that!

  12. We LOVE this recipe! Sometimes we make it with just the popcorn & glaze and the double batch is gone before it can cool off!

  13. I finally made this for an afternoon snack. So yummy just with the honey/butter/spice glaze poured right on top. Snagged a bite just out of the oven and “Oh my goodness” came right out of my mouth! Can’t wait for it to cool, this is a success! Thanks for the wonderful snack recipe!

  14. 4 stars
    My boys and I made this last week and have really enjoyed it. It will be one we come back to over and over again. I didn’t cook ours quite long enough so next time I will make sure to do so. Thanks for providing these to us for free. It’s a huge blessing!

  15. 5 stars
    I made this today but used extra virgin coconut oil instead of the butter, and let me just speak for my while family when i say AMAZING! I also did not have raw cashews so we used pre sliced raw almonds, they roast wonderfully and have a nice crunch to them, YUM!

  16. Omg amazing. I used I tablespoon of honey and one of maple syrup, because I did not have the patience to squeeze another tablespoon of honey out of the almost finished bottle. It is amazing. I can’t wait to make it again and try with the cocoa powder! My daughter is inhaling it now. I trying to save some for my husband to come home from work, but it’s not looking good at the moment.

  17. Oh my! These are AMAZING!!! I am not a big popcorn fan, but could not stop eating these, from the moment that I poured the honey butter on them, to while they were baking, to when they cooled, I just kept tasting them. Thanks for a great recipe.

  18. Oh I had a longing for Cracker Jacks today at the grocery store for our road trip next week. It must be fate that you posted today! haha! I have really young kids so I don’t think the cashews would be a good idea…maybe just the popcorn??

  19. I also have the Trader Joe’s organic popcorn but does that make in Non GMO? The packaging does not say that it’s non GMO so I wasn’t sure about it. Thank you!

    1. I don’t know about Trader Joes, but I get a popcorn onlline that is awesome and GMO free! Its called “Tiny but Mighty popcorn”. Google it and you’ll find it!

  20. 3 stars
    Made this last week. I didn’t find it very flavorful. Next time, I’ll double the honey, cinnamon and ginger and see if that gives it the edge it needs.

  21. 5 stars
    I have made this several times and I crave it. I have tried other varieties of spices and each one is scrumptious especially: cinnamon, cayenne and dark cocoa.

  22. I just made this for my kids’ afternoon snack. Since my son is allergic to butter, I used Earth Balance Almond Spread. I think next time I’ll use half the required amount of salt as it seems a bit too salty. To counteract this flavor I sprinkled cinnamon over the top and shook it one last time. Seemed to sweeten it up. I used shelled peanuts instead of cashews and it smells/tastes delicious!!

  23. 4 stars
    Just made some today! Ah-ma-zing!😋 Only I increased the honey x2 and used 1/2 the butter & no salt still Yummy! Then I made a second batch using cocoa powder instead of cinnamon & ginger (no salt). Perfect!

  24. I have not tried this yet but thinking when I do to add sunflower seeds. You can probably add any type of nut though some nuts wouldn’t work as outlined in the oven but can still add them. I love cinnamon and love popcorn, so i will try within a week.

  25. I wanted to let you know how I inspired I have been by all of your recipes & love that this is a better option than any caramel popcorn I could buy

  26. 5 stars
    This is so addicting! Perfectly sweet and crisp. The popcorn does soften up after it sits, but I just put the mixture back in the oven for a bit on 170, and that does the trick. Thank you!