Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, celebrate with Sopapilla Popcorn! Easy to make, easy to eat and family friendly!
There’s nothing like it. The smell. The taste. The crunch.
When you head to the movies, it’s a must have.
Hosting a movie night at home, it’s a must have.
This universal crowd pleaser has kept The Popcorn Store alive and poppin’ since 1982. That’s right, a whole store dedicated to the art of popcorn. And with more than 40+ flavors, you’d think they had thought they had created them all…
BUT along came Pinterest and Food Network…and now you can find every kind of popcorn imaginable. Savory. Sweet. Whatever.
Except I didn’t find this one. That’s like a Holy Grail.
The idea came to me as my kiddo asked if he could order a sopapilla or churro during a recent trip to our favorite Tex-Mex stop.
Sopapillas are one of those desserts…just saying the name is almost as fun as eating them. Warm airy pillows of cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, and cinnamon – all dripping with honey.
Don’t even get me on honey. Liquid gold. If you can get your hands on local (real local honey) then consider yourself lucky. Everything’s better with good honey.
Such a decadent treat – how could it be bad on popcorn?
Sugar. Honey. Cinnamon. Like a sweet mirepoix.
Add the popcorn and you can almost hear the strumming from the mariachi band begin to play.
And so easy you really don’t need a recipe.
But why not!
HOWEVER, before you throw in that microwave package of popcorn…do tastebuds a favor and go au natural with your kernels.
Use this if you wish, or just throw in a quarter cup of kernels into a glass bowl, place a plate on the top (big enough to cover the rim), and put it in the microwave. Depending on your microwave, cook for 3-4 minutes and aha viola! or in this case, popped corn.
Don’t believe me, try it. Really. It’s that easy. And you’ll never go back. Especially if you find out what’s in that bag of store-bought microwaved popcorn.
So let’s sopapilla!
- 5 cups popcorn, popped
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 3–4 tablespoons honey
- Fill a bowl with popcorn and set aside.
- In a bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon together and blend.
- Pour sugar mixture over the popcorn and toss (be careful not to crunch the popcorn.)
- Pour honey all over the popcorn, being careful to get it over most the popcorn.
- Toss carefully.
- Inhale the aroma and enjoy!
Just remember this is best fresh and warm so and with a recipe this easy, why would you make it any other way! To store though, make sure you place in a sealed bag or your sopapilla popcorn may taste like sopapillas five hours later…gross.