“Movie Theater” Popcorn Mix

Cuisinart original

Clarifying butter reduces its water content  giving this popcorn all the buttery flavor without making it wet. Add a combination of your favorite theater candy and you are all set for movie night!


Makes about 10 cups popcorn, 12 cups mix


1     stick unsalted butter, cold, cut into tablespoons
¼    cup popcorn kernels
3     tablespoons clarified butter
½    kosher salt
⅓   cup chocolate candy (Raisinets®, Buncha Crunch®, or Sno-Caps®)
⅓   cup candy-coated morsels (such as Reese’s Pieces®,
       Peanut M&M’s®, or Skittles®)
⅓   cup gummies or chewy candy (such as Sour Patch Kids®,
       Twizzlers®, Haribo’s® Gold-Bears®)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information will vary depending on candy used.
Nutritional information per 1-cup serving of popcorn (without candy mix-ins):
Calories 62 (65% from fat) • carb. 5g • pro. 1g • fat 5g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 0mgsod. 56mg • calc. 0mg • fiber 1g


Function: Microwave

1. Make the clarified butter: Put the butter into a tall, microwaveable
measuring cup. Place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer
Oven, select the Microwave Preset A-3, and press Start to melt butter.
Let rest in oven for about 1 minute. Repeat preset. Let the butter rest
for an additional minute. Butter should appear separated into three
layers. Skim off the top layer of milk solids and discard. Pour the
clear middle layer into a container, being careful to leave the bottom
layer behind. Reserve 3 tablespoons of the clarified butter. Cover and
store the remainder in the refrigerator; reheat as needed.
2. Put the kernels into a large microwave-safe bowl; cover with lid.
Place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Oven. Select
Microwave, set the time and power level for 4 minutes on High (10P),
and press Start.
3. Once the popcorn is ready, uncover, drizzle clarified butter over the
popped corn. Sprinkle with salt and add candy mix-ins. Stir together
with a heatproof spatula until fully coated. Serve immediately.