Okay, if we are incorporating ease of preparation into the ranking scale -- this is the best treat ever. So easy. So---inexpensive! So plentiful. So good. Don't make it though, because I will be giving you some for Christmas, or making it at the next function we are at together!
Recipe from Perrys Plate
1/4 C unpopped popcorn kernels (though I would argue you could use up to 1/2 C and be fine)
4 Tbs Butter
2 Tbs Brown Sugar
1 t pumpkin pie spice
two dashes of salt (mighty dashes)
Pop kernels with your hot air popper. While they are popping melt your butter, add the sugar and spice and salt. When popcorn is ready drizzle sugary mixture over the popcorn and toss to coat.
I had my doubts, but I really really loved this.