Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Here is a fun homemade treat to make your sweetie. Nothing says I love you like some fresh homemade cinnamon popcorn. This recipes reminds me of my grandma, she always had cinnamon candies on hand in a little glass dish growing up. The original recipe was adapted by a Taste of Home recipe, I modified the recipe since I did not have corn syrup.
- 8 quarts of freshly popped popcorn
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 package (9 ounces) red-hot candies
Place the prepared popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, honey and candies; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring ingredients to a rolling boil for 5 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally. Pour the liquid over popcorn and toss to coat. Transfer to two parchment lined 1/2 sheet baking pans. Bake at 250° for 1 hour to hour & a half, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from pans and place on waxed paper to cool. Break apart; store in airtight containers or clear baggies.
Yield: 8 quarts.