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Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

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
    8 quarts


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


  • 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.
  • 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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  • Tanya
    Nov 25, 2020

    Thank you for sharing. I made for the first time and it was just as good as when I was a kid. And I used the brach's cinnamon imperials

  • Sherry
    Oct 20, 2018

    I have made this for years. If you can find the cinnamon imperials by Brach they melt much easier and coat the popcorn better. I usually stock up on them when I find them.

  • 2124arizona
    Jan 1, 2018

    This popcorn taste wonderful!! We love to give it for gifts!!

  • danielleylee
    Dec 22, 2017

    I made this to give away at work for Christmas gifts. It turned out really nice. What a nice inexpensive gift. I did not have corn syrup so I used honey instead. It did take a little long to bake. What a beautiful presentation.

  • candyjacobson
    Jan 1, 2015

    Easy to make, tastes amazing.

  • angela32
    Dec 7, 2014


  • KristyLSwan
    Feb 8, 2014

    This is fabulous! Great for classroom treats.!

  • 13soccermom
    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!

  • nataliemd
    Jun 20, 2012

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  • Cookin_Mom
    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.