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Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Makes

8 quarts

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
Cinnamon Candy Popcorn Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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 2 greased 15x10x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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