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Sweetened Popcorn

This sweetened popcorn treat is light & crispy. I used a cup of sugar for my sweet coating, but you can bring it down to 3/4 cup to make it less sweet. Or use half granulated & half brown sugar if you like. So many options! #TexasHomesteader

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, poporn, sugar, vanilla
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 10 cups Popped popcorn (I popped about 1/2 cup kernels for 10 cups)

Sugared Coating:

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tblsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract



  1. Prepare your popped popcorn by first sorting out any unpopped kernels. Then divide popcorn on two large trays, which will make it easier to turn & coat your popcorn. (can use a large bowl instead if needed).

  2. Make sugared coating by boiling 1/4 cup water with 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 cup sugar. Boil until the mixture reaches soft ball stage, or about 235 degrees. (about 4 minutes of rolling boil)
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract until fully combined. Then quickly pour sugared coating over popcorn.

  4. Quickly but gently stir to mix and coat each piece of popcorn.

  5. OPTIONAL: If desired you can further dry the coating by spreading the coated popcorn on a baking tray and placing it into a cold oven.

    Set temp to 350 degrees and set timer to 5 minutes. This gradual warming will help dry the sugared coating and keep the popcorn crispy.

    After 5 minutes are up, turn oven off and allow to stay in warmed oven for additional 5 minutes.

    Remove from oven, stir and enjoy!