Red Hot Popcorn

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.

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