Quick easy snack that the kid's can help make - especially if you have an air popper. Beware, this can become addictive!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot or saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour in the popcorn, cover, and shake a couple of times to coat the kernels with oil. When the corn starts to pop, shake pan continuously until popping stops. Pour popped corn into a large paper bag.

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  • Combine the butter, corn syrup and red hot candies in a microwave safe bowl or saucepan. Heat, stirring occasionally until the candies have melted. Pour the hot syrup over the popped corn, and shake the bag for 1 minute, until completely coated. Cool, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 28.6g 9% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 91.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (58)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2007
This is our FAVOURITE cinnamon popcorn recipe. We tweaked it a little; but stuck to the skeleton of the recipe. It was fast easy and great all the way around! We used three bags of light microwave popcorn a 7 oz. pkg. of Red Hots and added approx. 1 tsp. cinnamon oil. I love that you don't have to bake this recipe and it works just fine. If you like it warm and gooey eat right away; but if you like it crisy let it cool! Bravo to this winner of a recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2012
This turned out ok. I wasn't as hot as I would have liked. It also turned out chewy not crunchy. I will retry this with suggestions from other people (Cook the candy longer use less butter and more red hots) UPDATE: I retried this reciped and used 1/2 the butter twice the amount of red hots and twice the corn syrup and cooked the candy to 300 degrees. WAY BETTER. It's hotter and delightfully crunchy. Very please with the changes. Read More
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70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2007
This is our FAVOURITE cinnamon popcorn recipe. We tweaked it a little; but stuck to the skeleton of the recipe. It was fast easy and great all the way around! We used three bags of light microwave popcorn a 7 oz. pkg. of Red Hots and added approx. 1 tsp. cinnamon oil. I love that you don't have to bake this recipe and it works just fine. If you like it warm and gooey eat right away; but if you like it crisy let it cool! Bravo to this winner of a recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2007
I had lost an old recipe a while back and found this one about 2 years ago. My family and friends rate it as a favorite only problem is it disappears as fast as I can make it. Great for Christmas time! The only thing I do recommend is putting it on cookie sheets (spread out) and cook in oven @ 200degrees stirring every 15 min. for 1 Hr. total(This was part of my original recipe I had). It truelly takes away the stickiness and will disappear faster without as much of a mess. Love it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
this is great. i used microwave poporn two bags and baked with the coating on it for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. it was yummy! after cooling put in a plastic bag and seal. it will keep for a long time! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2004
I made this recipe with air popped popcorn which was really easy. I also took note of other reviewer's notes of "stickiness" and went ahead and boiled the candy to hard crack before pouring it on - which worked great. My only complaint is that it tasted more "buttery" than "cinnamony" maybe because I used real butter. The butter just overwhelmed the red hots. Maybe I will try a little less butter next time. Otherwise - it looked great! This would be awesome for Christmas!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
I have been looking for a recipe for cinnamon popcorn for years! It is my husband's favorite! I've tried everything! But finally I found a recipe that is easy and absolutely delicious! I didn't like cinnamon popcorn until I tried this! It is almost impossible to stop eating it! Yummy and extremely easy!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2004
This recipe is awesome! It tastes just the popcorn you can find at a gourmet shop! The only thing I will do differently next time is dry the popcorn in the oven for about 30 minutes on 200 degrees. It is still a little chewy to me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2004
Very pretty pink color! I agree that it was too chewy so I did throw mine in the oven @ 200 for about 30 minutes. Gives it a nice crunch. Not a hot cinnamon flavor more mild and it is buttery. All and all pretty good. I am going to make some more for my child's Valentine's party at school. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2005
Oh this is really good!! THANKS for this yummy recipe!! I tried SKYCANDYGIRL's suggestion "I cooked the cinnamon mixture in micro stirring every minute until candy was melted and then let it boil for 5 minutes straight undisturbed." & scorched the heck out of the mixture & had to toss it (must have too powerful of a microwave?)... then followed the recipe to a "T"... THEN threw it in the oven @ 200 for 30 minutes (stir every 10 minutes) & it came out perfect & crunchy. My 2nd batch was a double batch & it came out just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
I think next time I'll add more red hots but there is nothing wrong with it the way it is either. It was really good the first night but the second evening it was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2012
This turned out ok. I wasn't as hot as I would have liked. It also turned out chewy not crunchy. I will retry this with suggestions from other people (Cook the candy longer use less butter and more red hots) UPDATE: I retried this reciped and used 1/2 the butter twice the amount of red hots and twice the corn syrup and cooked the candy to 300 degrees. WAY BETTER. It's hotter and delightfully crunchy. Very please with the changes. Read More
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