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Happy National Popcorn Day {Recipe: Buttery Brown Sugar Popcorn}

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Today is National Popcorn Day…who knew, right?

When I first started blogging, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea. I’d do my blog posts each time it is a National Food day. Oblivious as I was to the fact that every single day is a “national food day” of some sort. Of course, as an over zealous new blogger, I’m sure I figured blogging every single day about whatever star food of the day was would be a cinch. Riiiiigggghhhhttt….

You all know my lack of consistency with posting well enough to guess the outcome. My dreams of being the “National Food Day” blogger extraordinaire never happened and instead I just hop on the National Food Day bandwagon whenever it is convenient for me, which happened to be today with National Popcorn Day.

My kids love popcorn and we make variations of stove top popcorn all the time. That’s what I like about popcorn… you can just pile on whatever you like most (for me, that always includes at least butter) and have a new type of treat each day.

Like most of the popcorn we make around here, this isn’t really a recipe. It is just one of the variations of sweet and salty we love.

I hope you had a very happy National Popcorn Day. Let’s celebrate again in a couple days, shall we? I hear it’s national cheese day! Enjoy!

Recipe: Buttery Brown Sugar Popcorn

  • 1 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 250°
  2. Pop un-popped popcorn using this method
  3. Pour popped popcorn onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. In the meantime, melt the butter in the skillet. Pour melted butter onto the baking sheet over the popped popcorn. Stir until evenly distributed.
  5. Sprinkle salt and brown sugar over the popcorn. Bake for 10 minutes. (Baking isn’t totally necessary, but it helps the brown sugar, butter mixture adhere to the popcorn better). Pour into a big bowl and enjoy!

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  1. Popcorn just happens to be one of my favorite foods… really. While I’m a traditionalist, I think this looks fabulous! I wonder what would happen if you browned the butter too. :-)

  2. I wish I could keep up with all the national food holidays! I’m not very successful at it but I sure have fun celebrating the good ones like this and pretty much anything that involves chocolate. ;-)

  3. I’m so glad that I happened upon your site…Fresh popped corn is one of our favorites. I’ll be trying this soon!

  4. Yum! Salty sweet goodness…. I just love popcorn! I might have to make some for a snack this afternoon.

  5. My wife loves kettle corn. I need to make this for her!

  6. This looks amazing. I, as well, jump on the “national whatever day” when it’s convenient. I am wondering if there’s a national funfetti day because I’d be all over that!

  7. I absolutely love brown sugar, and I’m sort of embarrassed I haven’t tried it on popcorn yet. Thanks for a good reminder!


  8. Yolie Alvarado says:

    Popcorn begins as a seed until popped! -Yolanda
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