I haven’t really been cooking this week.  After the mad cooking marathon I had over Thanksgiving I need a small break.  Not really a break from the cooking but a break from the dishes.  I hate doing dishes.  Hate, hate, hate dishes.  Just ask my husband….

So this week you all get a quick and easy recipe that will be a great replacement for the typical dish of nuts that gets set out at every party.  This popcorn is just sweet enough and the hint of cinnamon is great for the holiday season.  You could totally add some chopped pecans to this recipe if you absolutely need some nuts on the table.

This is enough cinnamon sauce for about 4 cups of popped popcorn. 

3 tbs unsalted butter

3 tsp granulated sugar

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans (if you want)

Combine all of the ingredients in a small sauce pan on medium heat and stir until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.  Pour the butter mixture into a glass measuring cup or a container with a spout.  Slowly pour a quarter of the cinnamon sauce over the popped popcorn and mix in with your hands or a wide mouth spoon.  Continue until all the sauce has been used. 

I usually pop my own popcorn on the stove but feel free to use a bag.  If you choose to use a bag don’t buy a bag that is movie theatre or anything overly buttery.  Pick one that is low butter or only salted.  Plain would really be best!!

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