Cinnamon Candy Popcorn

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Much prettier than caramel popcorn and tastier. Looks great in bowls or strung on the tree.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 quarts plain popped popcorn (not microwave)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 12 cup light corn syrup (not dark it will effect the color)
  • 1 (9 ounce) package red-hot candies


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl (I used my tupperware that's a bowl make sure bowl is large enough to hold all the popcorn) set aside.
  2. In a non stick saucepan, combine butter, corn syrup and candies; bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour over popcorn and mix thoroughly (be careful very hot) Turn into two greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pans.
  5. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from pans and place on waxed paper to cool.
  7. Break apart and store in air tight containers.
Most Helpful

This is a regular at our house at Christmas too. Disappears almost as fast as you can make it! Thanx for sharing Pumpkie!

Lisa Gay January 06, 2008

I make this every year for Christmas, this year was no exception! It's fun, easy, looks beautiful, keeps well and can be very addicting... but that's OK, cuz it makes a huge batch! Instead of two 15x10 baking pans, I use my big roaster with handles and tall sides, it works perfectly and not a single kernel escapes over the sides! I typically use 1 1/4 cups of popcorn kernels and everything gets coated very nicely and fits inside the roasting pan very well.

Brooke the Cook in WI December 20, 2007

This was perfect for Christmas treat bags and, since it makes such a large batch, there was plenty to go around. Everyone enjoyed the flavor and agreed that it wasn't hot at all. Next time I plan to double the topping ingredients to get more of a crunchy coating.

SonnyHavens January 05, 2014

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