Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn

Make your own red hot cinnamon popcorn with this easy recipe!
Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe

We didn’t go to the mall very often while I was growing up. Even less frequent were the trips that involved a snack. Every once in a while, though, my mom would stop at the popcorn shop in the mall, and we would get popcorn and limeades.

I’ve always liked cinnamon flavored things, so I always picked the cinnamon popcorn. I still crave that cinnamon popcorn, but I can’t get it where I live now. So, I’ve had to learn to make my own version.

This popcorn has a good, strong cinnamon flavor, but it isn’t too spicy. It’s crunchy, candy coating sets up quickly, so make sure you work fast when stirring it, and, unless you want chunks of popcorn, break it apart while it’s still a little warm.

Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn

Popcorn covered in a red hot candy glaze.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 213 kcal
Author i heart eating


  • 3.3 ounce bag plain microwave popcorn, popped (about 6-7 cups, popped)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 8 ounces red cinnamon candies (red hots)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon extract


  1. Preheat oven to 225 F.
  2. Spread popcorn in a lightly buttered roasting pan.
  3. Start baking popcorn while you prepare the syrup.
  4. In a heavy pan, melt butter most of the way.
  5. Add the red hots, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat; carefully stir in baking soda and cinnamon extract.
  7. Working quickly, pour over popcorn stirring to coat.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, and stir one last time.
  10. Let cool.
  11. Break into pieces; store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Facts
Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 256mg 11%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Sugars 30g
Vitamin A 3.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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