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Sugar and spice popcorn recipe

Sugar and spice popcorn recipe

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Give humble popcorn a glow up with storecupboard ingredients, making for a simple, wallet-friendly snack. A great option for your next movie night, the sweetness from the sugar and gentle warmth from the cinnamon will keep the winter chills at bay. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins
  • 236 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil​
  • 75g popcorn kernels
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 60g soft light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon​
  • 1 orange, zested

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    7g 34%
  • Sugars

    15g 16%
  • Salt

    0.1g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26.5g Protein 2.5g Fibre 2.8g


  1. Heat the oil in a large, lidded, heavy-based saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the popcorn and toss in the oil. Cover, keeping the lid on while the kernels pop. After 1-2 mins, give the pan a shake over the heat and continue cooking until all the corn has popped. Remove from the heat.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Add the sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt; increase the heat to medium and stir for 4-5 mins until the sugar has dissolved. Reserving a pinch to garnish, stir in the orange zest and pour over the popcorn, evenly coating in the spiced butter. Serve while warm with an extra sprinkle of orange zest.

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