Red Hot Popcorn Recipe

Red Hot Popcorn Recipe

Our family has had a addiction to cinnamon popcorn for years now. Mine started when my Dad would get tins of Topsy’s popcorn delivered to the house for Christmas. It so incredibly delicious, but can get expensive when purchasing for six.

This red hot popcorn recipe helps meet the craving without breaking the bank… plus you can use those adorable heart red hots for Valentine’s Day!

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Red Hot Popcorn Recipe
  • 6 cups plain popped popcorn
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup red hot candies
  1. Preheat the oven to 250-degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the water and red hots in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often until the candy melts.
  3. Pour the popcorn into a large (clean) paper shopping bag. Pour half the mixture over the popcorn and shake, then pour the remaining liquid and shake vigorously.
  4. Pour the popcorn out onto the parchment paper (some will stick to the inside of the paper bag – I just toss that part). Take care not to burn your fingers as the sticky red stuff is super hot now!
  5. Bake the popcorn for 10 minutes, then stir. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until it’s almost dry. Package the popcorn into festive bags.




  1. Sarah L says

    I love popcorn. I like red hots. I just never would have thought to put them together. YUM!

  2. Jean says

    This looks great! I’m going to try it.

  3. nicole dz says

    I love red hots and this looks like a great way to incorporate a great candy onto another food, like popcorn! Interesting recipe & choice. Gonna have to try this.

  4. Terri S says

    This looks so good. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I wouldn’t have thought about baking it after you make it. I can see how this would be good.

  6. Jerry Marquardt says

    The Red Hot Popcorn Recipe looks astounding. I cannot wait to taste your special recipe. I thank you so much for the directions on this delicious treat.

  7. Richard Hicks says

    This is really new to me. Must make it to satisfy my curiosity!

  8. When I was growing up there was a candy store that sold red hot taffy. It was my very favorite.

  9. Jeane Campbell says

    I have to say that I will not be trying this. Just to off for me.

  10. ellen beck says

    I have made this, and it really is super good if you are a fan of cinnamon. It has a good flavor and gives a sweet and salty taste. I like making this for Valentines day!

  11. Dana Rodriguez says

    I love cinnamon so this looks really good to me. I am curious about this recipe so I will be trying it!

  12. Lisa Coomer Queen says

    This sounds awesome. The grandchildren would love these. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Tamra Phelps says

    I’ve tried a lot of popcorn flavors, but never red hot. It does sound pretty good.

  14. Yummy and a great mix of flavors. Perfect for Valentine’s Day too!

  15. Jenna Hudson says

    I’ve never heard of this recipe. What a nice family tradition!

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