Cinnamon Candy Popcorn Recipe
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Cinnamon Candy Popcorn Recipe

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This crisp bright-colored snack is more festive than traditional caramel corn. My family just loves it! Set out in pretty bowls, it makes a tasty table decoration. I also put it in sandwich bags for a children's party snack. —Kaye Kemper, Windfall, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 8 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 package (9 ounces) red-hot candies

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 152 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, corn syrup and candies; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from pans and place on waxed paper to cool. Break apart; store in airtight containers. Yield: 8 quarts.
Originally published as Cinnamon Candy Popcorn in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p29

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candyjacobson User ID: 8193777 216553
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"easy to make, tastes amazing."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 214265
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014


KristyLSwan User ID: 6357338 2183
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"This is fabulous! Great for classroom treats.!"

13soccermom User ID: 2568664 1810
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"Out of this world! I have been making this every Christmas for about 8 years know. Everyone loves it and it will be gone in no time! The red color is great for gift giving at Christmas!"

Cookin_Mom User ID: 348042 1939
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"The only bad thing about this snack is you can't stop eating until it's gone! My youngest loves to receive a batch in her college care packages."

hairlady46 User ID: 3585726 3566
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"We make this at Christmas and everybody goes crazy over's addicting!!! Love this!!!!!"

KrisTX User ID: 4381566 1841
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"I love all different types of popcorn and this one looked so festive I had to try it and it was so good. I will be making this one again and again!"

oklahomacountrygirl User ID: 3899525 1040
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"This is excellent recipe for the holidays. I give it out to friends and family."

Ruth_MO User ID: 483257 736
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"My mom used to make this for us in the 60's and I had lost the the paper that she had it on so was glad to see it posted here, it is really very good, I will be making it often, this makes nice gifts and looks so pretty in glass containers."

Cookin_Mom User ID: 348042 401
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2009 Edited Oct. 9, 2011

"I made this several years ago so when my daughter needed a new treat for her class bake sale, she asked if I still had the recipe. I came to the website and found it immediately. We doubled the recipe and made over two dozen bags. She said they sold immediately and people are begging her to make it again for the next sale. The hardest part is not eating it all before it goes in the bags!!!"

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