Hot Buttered Rum Popcorn - Recipe

     When I was making spiced butter for my hot buttered rum a few days ago and popcorn for my weekly Downton Abbey fix, I was curious as to how the hot buttered rum flavor would translate to popcorn.  A yummy sweet cinnamon flavored butter draping over the popcorn sounded good to me.  The trick would be getting the rum flavor in there without making the popcorn soggy.  Just a small amount of rum was all that was needed.  So I added a bit to the butter and started tasting.  Here is the final recipe in honor of National Popcorn Day today.

Hot Buttered Rum Popcorn - Recipe

(Makes 4 (6-cup) helpings)

1/2 c. (1 stick) Unsalted Butter softened
1/2 c. Raw Honey (without the honeycomb bits)
1 t. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 t. Nutmeg freshly ground
1 pinch cloves
1 pinch salt
2 tsp. Rum
6 qts. Popped Popcorn

     First make the spiced butter.  Beat the butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and rum together until thoroughly combined.  Place in a microwave safe measuring cup and heat just until melted.  Divide the popcorn into four bowls, 6 cups of popcorn each.  Pour about 1/4 cup of the melted spiced butter over each bowl.  Allow to cool so as not to burn your tongue and adjust salt to taste.


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