"hityl?" Cinnamon Candy Sauce

"This is a tiny gift for my Chef Mommie. Can anything be easier than a recipe w/1 ingredient + water? I don't think so! I'm not the least bit ashamed to post this impossibly easy & yummy recipe. Don't discount this little taste sensation that can be used in so many ways to enhance other foods & recipes. You're gonna love this & the serving options detailed below the prep! Enjoy!"
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
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Ready In:
2 cups


  • 2 cups red cinnamon candies
  • 12 cup water


  • Put water & cinnamon candies in a small saucepan over med heat.
  • When the candies begin to melt, reduce heat & simmer till candies are fully melted & a has sauce formed.
  • Stir constantly & add water (or more candies) as desired, but don't get the sauce too thin.
  • Done!
  • NOTE: You can add 2 tbsp of real honey or a good maple syrup for a more syrup sauce -- or you can make a buttery version & melt the candies in butter over very low heat.
  • SERVING OPTIONS: Add sweet cinnamon flavor to your hot tea, coffee, apple juice, oatmeal, rice pudding, yoghurt or favorite smoothie & butter cream icing -- Use pastry brush to add sauce to breads, cinnamon toast or French toast -- Drizzle over vanilla ice cream! -- Make a kid pleaser cheese ball or spread for graham crackers using cream cheese & crushed Nestles Crunch candy bars -- Mix w/cream cheese & drained crushed pineapple to put on a biscuit, bagel, English muffin or breakfast/dessert tortilla wrap & pinwheels -- Use as glaze for cakes -- Mix w/melted butter & add to your favorite apple crisp, pie or 1 of those prepare the nite before & bake French toast dishes -- Give as a food gift -- Take along on your next camping trip -- See what I mean? The options are endless! Somebody stop me! I'm outta control here!

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  1. Bonnie G #2
    OK twissis I HAVE to ask - what does "hityl?" stand for??? Made this for one of my DGSs who LOVES cinnimon to go over his ice cream and he loved it. My only problem (and it was MY problem) was I didn't know if you meant to use red hot cinnamon candies or the hard cinnamon candies. I decided to use the hard round ones by smashing them first and then following the recipe and I think that may have been a mistake as mine came out thinner and a not as pretty and red as the picture - but it still tasted great and DGS reall;y enjoyed. Next time though I think I'll try the red hots. Served over vanilla ice cream but intriqued by another reviewer who mentioned "apple dumplings"!! Yummy thought.
  2. CIndytc
    This is the best sauce over warm apple dumplings!
  3. Alia55
    This is absolutely amazing over vanilla ice cream. I love cinnamon hearts, so this was a real treat!!
  4. Chef Mommie
    Chef Mommie thanks you! I must have told you how much I love simple recipes. This is on my to do list as soon as I can find a bag of red hots, and I already know it's a keeper!!! Thank you my darling PAC baby! "hityl?" — May 19, 2006******************** edited to add- ******* I really love this!!! I am not just saying that because it is my gift. This is something that makes me want to over-eat! I had it on my oatmeal and in my coffee this morning. I had to have seconds! I usually like butter and sugar in my oatmeal, but this was all I needed. I added it to my coffee with some creamer and what a treat!!! I can't wait to try it on other things like ice cream and french toast. I only made half the recipe and I suggest that you make only what you will need. My leftovers have hardened (and I took a yummy bite) and I will see tomorrow, how they dissolve in the microwave. Thank you twissis! HITYL???


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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