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Cinnamon Candy Popcorn Recipe

Cinnamon Candy Popcorn Recipe

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 YIELD:32 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

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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!!!"

5xamom User ID: 787516 1213
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2008

"I wrote to Taste Of Home asking if anyone had this recipe and my question was never printed. I happen to find it today and am so excited. I use to make this for years when my husband was first married nineteen years ago and gave it out at Christmas. Everyone loved it. Then I missed place my recipe and could not find anyone who had it. After all these years- I finally have the recipe again to give to my children. Thank you so much!!!"

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