Cinnamon Bun, Meet Popcorn

Want a quick and easy dessert? Ta-da!! Flavored popcorn. It’s super fast and super simple. In a matter of minutes with just a few ingredients, you can have something amazing.

Sorry for the crappy picture. But you get the idea 😉

Even better, it’s great for the days that you need to make something to take to work and do NOT have the patience to visit the grocery store for ingredients. I had every ingredient in my pantry, and could just throw everything together. Awesome!

If you like the sweet and salty combo, you’ll love this. It’s not quite as colorful as this, previously posted, popcorn recipe, but it’s every bit as yummy.

Cinnamon Bun Popcorn

Makes 16 servings (2 cups each)

  • 2 2.9oz bags 94% fat free butter flavored microwavable popcorn (Like this one from Orville Redenbacher)
  • 8oz (1/3 of a package) vanilla almond bark
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4tsp ground cloves

Pop popcorn (one bag at a time) and allow to cool slightly.

Pour cooled popcorn into a large bowl or into two 13X9 pans. Pick out any unpopped kernels. (You really don’t want to bite down on those!)

Melt almond bark according to package instructions. Mix spices into melted almond bark.

Pour almond bark over popcorn (separate between your portions if you had to split popcorn into batches). Mix almond bark into popcorn. I used my hands to do this part. Keep mixing lightly until coating is well distributed.

Place in refrigerator to allow almond bark to set. I left it in the fridge overnight, but two hours or so will probably be enough.

Break up popcorn, and either place in a serving bowl or distribute into party bags.

Estimated nutrition information per serving: 106 Calories, 4.3g Fat, 3.8g Saturated fat, 16g Carbs, 9.4g Sugar, 1g Protein

 

Super simple! This makes great party favors or grab and go treats. And you can dress up the bags with ribbon or themed stickers.

Now yes, this DOES have a lot of of saturated fat, so it’s a “sometimes” food. 😉 Sorry, the dietitian in me has to say that!

 

What’s your favorite popcorn flavor?

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