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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. Isn’t it crazy how many National Food Days there are? And months! Hey, it’s oatmeal and soup month! Woot!

    We love popcorn ’round these parts. I’ve never considered baking it afterwards for anything but caramel corn, though. I’m going this route next time. Sounds lovely.

  2. Love our popcorn ! It doesn’t last around here for me to make anything thou! ;)

  3. I love popcorn and eat it daily. Always looking for new lil twists to put on it like yours!

  4. I have some corn that’s ripe for popping at the moment, I must try this recipe!

  5. YUM! I totally missed National Popcorn Day. Maybe I’ll make one day next week Johnson Popcorn Day for a do-over? Like the combo!

  6. I love the popcorn and your post, but your photos are what always just blow me away. Beautiful!

  7. I’m WAY too disorganized to keep up with all the food days! It’s all I can do to think ahead a month and post on a regular schedule!

  8. This is fantastic! My mouth is already watering! Thanks

  9. I’m loving this recipe! I love brown sugar in everything, and this would be a perfect snack for my family!

  10. this is a less sweet version of kettle corn. love this, Kristen!

  11. I made popcorn too, just a day late, haha! Ahh well, it’ll be on the blog next week! This looks delish :)

  12. This is right up my alley! Thanks my friend!

  13. I just love that container and your styling. I think I’ll go make some popcorn for the kiddos. Yum! Have a great weekend!

  14. Happy belated popcorn day to you~ this popcorn recipe sounds like the perfect mix of sweet – salty and therefore very delicious :)

  15. Mmmmm.this is like an easy version of kettle corn! yum

  16. I am honestly going to make this today. You cannot go wrong with 2 of my favorites things together-butter and brown sugar!

  17. Popcorn is a special treat that N and I share since my hubby HATES it. I can’t wait to try this version with my little guy.

  18. I really love popcorn, everytime I’m watching a movie I have popcorn, it’s simply the best

  19. I love homemade popcorns — there’s plenty of flavor combos to try! :)

  20. I missed National Popcorn Day?!? We adore popcorn and pop it at least once a week. I can’t wait to try this — it sounds to-die-for with the butter and brown sugar.


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