Churro Popcorn

Melt-in-your-mouth Cinnamon + Sugar Churro Popcorn is a simple and sweet treat that only takes 15 minutes to whip up!!

Treats like Angel Food Cake Churro BitesChurro Toffee, and Churro Cheesecake Bars are some of our favorite churro twists along with this tasty Churro Popcorn!!

Churro popcorn in a white bowl with two cinnamon sticks

Tastes like Disney!

There is nothing more delicious and iconic (to me at least) than a Disney Churro!!! It is something I look forward to every time I visit the happiest place on earth. That cinnamon and sugar combo is just so good.

While I’ve made Copycat Disney Churro Funnel Cake or the classic Churro before, I also like to create variations and simple desserts to mimic some of my favs. This Churro Popcorn hit all of the right notes.

The candy coating not only adds sweetness (like a churro dip), but helps the cinnamon & sugar coating adhere to the popcorn. This is the perfect sweet treat to enjoy together and will definitely be a family fav!

Plain popped popcorn in a white bowl to use in churro popcorn recipe

Making churro flavored popcorn

POPCORN. Start by popping the popcorn. When it’s done pour it into a bowl and try not to get any of the kernels in it.

CINNAMON + SUGAR. While popcorn is popping, make cinnamon sugar mixture by combining the two. Set aside.

CANDY COATING. Break your candy coating into squares (it makes it melt better) and place in a pan on low heat. Stir until it is all melted. Pour candy coating over the popcorn and mix until all the popcorn is coated.

CHILL + SERVE. Spread out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Refrigerate for a bit but take out ½ hour before you eat it so it’s not so hard. ENJOY!

Pouring candy coating over popcorn

Tips + Serving and Storing Info

Popcorn: Be sure that you use PLAIN popcorn not buttered or kettle corn flavored popcorn. If you wish to air pop your own kernel, you will need to pop ½ cup of kernels per bag. For this recipe you will need to pop 1 cup of kernels which will end up being about 13 cups of popped corn.  

To SERVE, place the finished product in a large bowl or you can divide it into individual containers. Since this makes about 13 cups I would plan to place about a cup and half of popcorn into 8 individual containers.  You can use clear plastic cups, festive bowls, circus popcorn bags, or even trimmed brown lunch bags. 

Whether you make this ahead of time or want to STORE leftovers you can keep the popcorn in an airtight container or Ziploc for up to a week. Put it in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

  • Keep in mind that no matter how it is stored, the longer the popcorn is stored it may become slightly chewy as it can absorb some moisture from the candy coating.  
  • The popcorn itself doesn’t freeze, but the candy coating may get a bit hard when frozen so allow it to warm unjustly a bit before eating.
Churro flavored popcorn in a white bowl

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Churro Popcorn Recipe

5 from 8 votes
Melt-in-your-mouth Cinnamon + Sugar Churro Popcorn is a simple and sweet treat that only takes 15 minutes to whip up!!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1124 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 3.29 oz bags Popcorn plain
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 24 oz Vanilla Bark or Candy Coating

Instructions
 

  • Start by popping the popcorn. When it's done pour it into a bowl and try not to get any of the kernels in it.
  • While popcorn is popping, make cinnamon sugar mixture by combining the two. Set aside.
  • Break your candy coating into squares (it makes it melt better) and place in a pan on low heat. Stir until it is all melted.
  • Pour candy coating over the popcorn and mix until all the popcorn is coated.
  • Spread out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Refrigerate for a bit but take out ½ hour before you eat it so it's not so hard. ENJOY!

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  1. 5 stars
    I have an air-popper I love using so I appreciated the info on using kernels instead of the bagged popcorn. Recipe is easy and has a delicious churro (cinnamon/sugar) touch.