Cinnamon Kettle Corn

Who knew making Kettle Corn was SO EASY? And adding a pinch of cinnamon jazzed it up perfectly! | #popcorn #recipe

I have a serious soft spot for Kettle Corn. I’m even on board with the diet-y microwave kettle corn (which my husband hates). But the real stuff? Ad when it’s fresh? With the sugary, crusty, crunchy coating on each buttery kernel?


It’s absolutely unreal. I could eat it by the fistful all. day. long.

I added cinnamon to this recipe, and it was great. It totally adds a new dimension of flavor! But honestly, I think you could just make it a plain kettle corn batch and it would still rock your socks.

I highly recommend whipping up a quick batch of this for your next home movie night! (or sneak it in the theater– it’s totally worth breaking the rules for!!)


Who knew making Kettle Corn was SO EASY? And adding a pinch of cinnamon jazzed it up perfectly! | #popcorn #recipe

Recipe adapted from: Chew Out Loud

Cinnamon Kettle Corn


  • 1/4 cup vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted


  1. Pour the oil into a large, deep pot (with a lid). Heat it over medium-high heat on the stove. Place 1 popcorn kernel in the pot with the oil.
  2. When the kernel pops, the oil is at the right temperature. Mix in the sugar and cinnamon to the oil. Add the popcorn kernels and cover.
  3. Shake the pot (requires a little arm muscle here) back and forth over the heat. Kernels should start popping within two or three minutes. Continue to shake while all of the kernels pop-- may take up to 10 minutes. Once the popping has stopped, remove from heat immediately so they don't burn.
  4. Spread on wax paper or a silicon liner to let cool slightly and allow the sugar to harden on the kernels a little bit. Drizzle melted butter over top while cooling.
  5. Eat while warm!

Notes about this recipe:

  • Don’t pop the popcorn in butter over the stove– the butter WILL BURN! A drizzle at the end will work better for flavor.

  • Substitute any sweet popcorn seasonings for the cinnamon (Kernel Seasons has a great line of sweet seasonings).


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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.