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March 30, 2023

Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

Sometimes you just need the fun of making (and then eating) a treat!  This Cinnamon Candy Popcorn recipe was found over at Jungle Jim’s International Market’s food blog.  Looks delish!


  • 3 quarts air popped popcorn (1/2 cup before popping)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 9 ounces Red Hots
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda


Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place popcorn in a large, ungreased, shallow stainless steel bowl (15 inch diameter)

Combine butter, cinnamon candy, sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Boil for 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and add salt, vanilla and baking soda; stir well. Mixture will sputter and become thick and foamy. Pour over popcorn and stir to coat as evenly as possible. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely on waxed paper and break apart. Makes 12 cups.

To bake in a baking pan:  Place popcorn a a large bowl. Pour cooked cinnamon mixture over corn and stir well. Turn into a greased 15 x10-inch baking pan and bake as above.

Recipe courtesy of Jungle Jim’s Food for Thought.

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