Pretty and addictively delicious any time of year, Red Cinnamon Popcorn is especially festive to serve during the holidays. It also makes for a beautifully packaged, simple homemade gift.
Red Cinnamon Popcorn
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
- ¾ cup red cinnamon candies
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2-3 drops cinnamon oil
- 4 quarts (16 cups) popped popcorn (instructions for the best stove-popped popcorn)
Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in sugar, corn syrup, and candies. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and continue to stir until candies are completely dissolved. Then boil without stirring for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and cinnamon oil. (Mixture will bubble up.) Slowly pour hot candy mixture over popcorn on large cake pans or a roasting pan. Mix well. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container.
What festive treats are reserved for the holidays at your home?