A glass of warm apple cider gets a fun new twist!


  • 2 bags microwave popcorn, popped & unpopped kernels removed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons apple cider instant drink mix, dry (one 0.74 packages)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Place the popped popcorn into a large roaster ~ I used a foil throw away one so clean up was easy, otherwise, you will want to heavily grease your roasting pan.
  3. In a small pot, combine the butter, corn syrup, brown sugar & dry apple cider mix. Cook on high until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-high & let boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
  4. Drizzle the caramel over the popcorn, stirring to coat. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Allow it to cool. Break the pieces apart & serve.