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Just The Yummiest Snack Ever + Why You Should Never Eat Nasty-Ass Movie Theater Popcorn

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

It’s like, really seriously weird how excited I was when I purchased a popcorn machine.

You would have thought I had just bought my first home. In cash.

When the popcorn machine arrived, I was even worseeeee.

Kid you not, it was a very, very exciting time when Mr. FedEx man arrived.

Because the options are really limitless with a popcorn machine.

But really let me pull out my scroll & read ya off some, mkay? For 1.) you can make caramel popcorn AKA Kettlecorn ( without nasty-ass ingredients ), 2.) you can make DIY birthday cake batter popcorn ( yes this is real life & this exists, I know life hasn’t really started though until you try this one ), AND 3.) YOU CAN MAKE SKINNY, APPLE BALL CINNAMON POPCORN LIKE SO:

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

First off, I’m pretty sure anything apple/cinnamon-ish is entirely acceptable for the festive, cold season. Secondly, I’m fully committed to popcorn.


Not normal popcorn. See normal popcorn found at the movie theaters or grocery store ( AKA ) is CRAP.

But seriously guys— it’s suchhhhhh crap. Some of the ingredients found in the above? Just some casual insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fumigants, & other chemicals used to ‘treat’ the corn. Also it’s full of trans fat & artificial flavors/preservatives. And don’t even get me freaking started on the butter because it’s “artificial-butter-flavored topping is typically made mainly from hydrogenated soybean oil ( another trans fat ), artificial flavoring, beta carotene for color, & preservatives.” More here if you’re extra curious.

BTW, if you HAVE to have movie theater popcorn ( hey, sometimes I’m seeing a double bill & want a little crunch-a-de-crunch ) then get the kid’s popcorn because it’s totally pre-portioned.

And yes, I’m talking about the little kid’s box. You know the one that comes with a mini Coke, bite size Skittles, & a couple of handfuls of butter laden popcorn? Yes, that one.

Ok, so anyway wanted to make the recipe as easy as F-ing possible, so here’s a viddy-poo:

If you’re having a romantic date night at home in front of the fire THEN YOU HAVE TO make this for your significant other. Seriously they will fall in love with you all over again.

All you do is pop some non-GMO popcorn, add dried apples, cinnamon crunch apple clusters AKA balls ( LOL ), & some cinnamon/nutmeg.

Ta-da, party in your mouth x a million.

Talk soon, Lauryn xx

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( For more delicious apple treats try my apple pie dip & apple pie pudding

Video: Chris Tran Media

The Skinny Confidential shares an apple popcorn recipe.

  1. i worked at a movie theater and the popcorn ingredients were: corn and a tub of oil. The tub of oil was good for like a month before it ran out and we had to replace it. And a tiny bit of some kind of seasoning. If you can get over that you’re consuming an amount of oil that is entirely at the movie theater employee’s discretion (sometimes we’d press the oil button several times to see how yellow it would get!), there’s also the fact that the tub of oil was left open in the back room with a heating sword in it that was used to melt the oil to liquid form. Heating sword fine whatever but it was on the floor uncovered not far from a garbage so particles could have easily gotten in there. Awesome!

  2. Those look soooo good! I can’t wait to try making this recipe over the weekend – cinnamon is my jam. I make kettle corn for all of the events at my studio and it disappears so fast. I use organic popcorn kernels, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and large flake sea salt, and it makes a really sparkly, salty-sweet snack. (The recipe is in my survival guide…it’s really easy.)

  3. Hey there’s fav blogger. I downloaded your app so I won’t feel like such a freak going to your site every 5 hours checking for a new post. It’s not always up to date though. I’ll survive of course but just wonders if you were aware? Also I kinda miss reading the comments, so I’ve been using the app less for that reason. OnlyvConstructive criticism here, I love your blog it my absolute fave! Hope u are havin fu. In the big city! Xo

  4. I’m also totally obsessed with mixing it up with homemade popcorn! My hubby just does not understand the amazingness that is the airpopper lol! I have a recipe with cinnamon, but never thought to add dried apples- Yum! Question though- I always buy organic popcorn, of course bc of pesticides, but didn’t think that popping corn is ever GMO?? Do you know if that changed?

  5. Try putting Frank’s hot sauce on popcorn as a skinnier substitute for flaming hot cheetos! I pop mine in a pot with coconut oil and sea salt and adding hot sauce works for me when I have a craving

  6. Lauryn!! The video says ‘This video is not available in your country.’ I am in the USA! Eeeeeeeeh! I’m dying over this popcorn and your mani!

  7. This is so weird because no joke, last night I went to the movies and wanted the popcorn but kept thinking about a post you wrote a while back about healthy snacks you bring to the movies instead of eating the nasty popcorn!!

    Too bad I didn’t see this post before I went! :p


  8. This sounds amazing! I love popcorn and am guilty of eating movie popcorn unfortunately! Will have to try this recipe.

  9. I can’t believe I didn’t know that about the movie popcorn, I mean, I knew it was gross but all those other nasties in it?! SO DISGUSTING. Never eating that again. I’ll probs make this popcorn recipe every weekend now – thanks so much L! xx

  10. This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it and the cake batter popcorn! OMG! I die! YUM! I started making my own popcorn so I could make sure it was dairy free so I started using a mix of dairy free butter, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and paprika. It’s heavenly!

  11. This looks amazing!! I love popcorn – and would likely eat the entire batch myself!! ? Thanks for sharing this recipe!! :)!

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