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Red Hot Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

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Rating: 4/5 4 stars
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ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   6 quarts

recipe id: 43241
cook method: oven, stovetop
Red Hot Cinnamon Candy Popcorn Recipe
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6 quarts popped popcorn
1 package (12 ounce size) red cinnamon candies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Spread popcorn in a lightly buttered roasting pan; bake at 250 degrees F while preparing syrup. Pour cinnamon candies into a 2 cup measure. Fill remaining space to the top with sugar. Place in a heavy pan; Add butter, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat; carefully stir in baking soda. Pour over popcorn, stirring to coat. Continue to bake at 250 degrees F for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool. Break into pieces; store in an airtight container.

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Livia, Vermont, USA


87 calories, 4 grams fat, 13 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per 1/2 cup. This recipe is low in sodium.
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Guest at CDKitchen.com
Dec 16, 2013

tricksy bubbles
the baking soda causes a reaction that makes the hot mixture bubble up and makes it much easer to coat popcorn and leaves a great crunch after cooled.

Registered Member at CDKitchen.com
Oct 19, 2012

Member since: October 19, 2012
I used to make a similar recipe years ago, but never added baking soda. Can anyone tell me what baking soda does to the final product? Thanks.

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Member since: December 20, 2011
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Easy to make and tasty. I would have liked it to have a little more cinnamon flavor - maybe add some cinnamon extract?
Rather than baking the popcorn, I used the microwave method - Spray a large grocery bag with baking spray and put the popcorn in it. Stir in the cooked candy mixture with a large spoon. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, 1/2 minute, 1 1/2 minutes and then 1/2 minute - removing the bag and shaking between each cooking time. (The bag gets quite warm by the end so handle it carefully.) Spread the popcorn in a thin layer on the counter to cool. Clean up is a breeze - just throw the bag in the trash:)

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I didn't use the extra sugar, and I used puffed corn instead of regular popcorn. Heavenly! 5 stars!

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This was good. When I make it again I will use more red hots.

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If you like Red Hots you will love this. Not really hot, just spicy with a little butter flavor. Would make this again and again! Make sure that you keep stirring while boiling as sugar could burn in bottom of your pan. I'm off to buy some more Red Hots!

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really great recipe. helpful info: two bags of popcorn is about 6 quarts; after the candy hardens it's tough to get off. make sure you're ready for scrubbing afterwards!