Cinnamon-Sugared Candied Popcorn

We’ve been making Christmas treats all week for our friends and neighbors. I found this recipe of Cinnamon-Sugar Candied Pecans. I made the pecans and fell in love with it!! It tasted just like it does those cinnamon pecans you see and smell at the mall. I wanted to look up a cinnamon sugared popcorn recipe online but I couldn’t find one I liked. So I tried using the pecan recipe but substituted it with popcorn.  It worked out just fine. 🙂 Enjoy!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels (~10 cups popped)


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Butter a large cookie sheet.
  2. Put the popped popcorn in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites, water and vanilla extract. Add the sugar, cinnamon and salt to the egg mixture. Mix well.
  4. Pour the egg mixture on top of the popcorn in the large bowl while mixing the popcorn with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring the popcorn until the popcorn is evenly coated with egg mixture.
  5. Place the popcorn on evenly spread on the cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, stirring them every 15 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker Cinnamon-Sugared Pecans.

What other candies do you think you could make with this cinnamon-sugar mixture? 🙂


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