Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Popcorn coated in melted Red Hot candies.
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter plus extra for pan
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Red Hots
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 to 8 cups (I used 6) popped microwave popcorn
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Butter a large roasting pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, I used a non-stick type, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar, corn syrup and red hots and continue stirring until the red hots are melted. Once they're fully melted, insert a candy thermometer and continue heating for 3 minutes or until the candy reaches hard ball stage. Remove from heat and immediately add baking soda. Pour over the popcorn, then empty into the roasting pan.
  3. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely. Break into pieces.
Notes
If you have some cinnamon oil, add a few drops after you add the baking soda.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2012/01/red-hot-cinnamon-popcorn/