Donna Hay: Basics To Brilliance Kids

Add some spice to your popcorn with Donna Hay's sweet cinnamon sugar popcorn topping!


  • 1 cup (200g) popcorn kernels

  • 6 brown paper lunch bags

  • 60g butter

  • ¼ cup (55g) caster (superfine) sugar

  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 1.

    Place 2 tablespoons of the kernels into 1 of the paper bags. Fold the top of the bag over three times, then fold in the corners to secure (this will help to keep the popcorn safely in the bag while it cooks). Repeat with the remaining popcorn and paper bags.

  • 2.

    Place the popcorn bags, 1 at a time, in the microwave on high for 2 minutes each or until you hear (with sharp ears) that the popping has slowed to around 1 pop every 3 seconds.

  • 3.

    Use a tea towel to carefully take each bag from the microwave.

  • 4.

    Melt butter and place it in a small bowl. Add sugar and cinnamon. Mix to combine and divide between the warm bags of popcorn. Fold the tops of the bags over and shake, shake, shake!


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