Cinnamon Heart Popcorn Recipe -
Cinnamon Heart Popcorn Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Cinnamon Heart Popcorn

Recipe by  

"A favorite on Valentines Day! From Doreen P."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine butter, corn syrup, and cinnamon candies in a bowl over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes. Pour the syrup over the popcorn in a large, heatproof bowl, and stir to cover the popcorn as evenly as possible. Spread the popcorn out onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the candy coating is set, about 30 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

May 12, 2011

This tasty treat is spectacular. I have made it many times now and am so pleased. I LOVE Red Hots. This popcorn is delicately coated in the cinnamon confection and is a breeze to make. I agree with RMSR, the butter can be cut. I've experimented and think that 1/2 cup butter is best with about 1/4 cup more cinnamon candies. Enjoy!!!

Feb 22, 2011

This was very good, a great way to use up leftover candy hearts. The other reviewer said she had problems with the length of time baking in the oven along with the pocorn being chewy, I belive that is because she used honey and not the corn syrup. But I do agree that the butter can be cut down to 1/4 cup, I found that to be enough for the coating. I also sugest that you keep the popcorn warm in the oven until you are ready to pour on the candy, this will help it to coat more even when you stir it in.

Feb 21, 2011

The only changes were to use honey instead of corn syrup (didn't have any) and only one cup of the hearts. I thought the flavour of the candies came through well enough this way. I did bake them longer than 30 minutes (closer to an hour) but they're still quite sticky (set, but not completely- was afraid to burn them if left longer). There was still an excess amount of the coating after the baking stage, which left the popcorn chewy, not crunchy. I would use more popcorn next time and maybe a little less butter as they were greasy.

Dec 09, 2013

Only used 1/2 cup of butter-couldn't bring myself to use more. I popped almost a cup of kernels for the recipe and it was still very strong tasting. It looks very 'Chirstmasy', too. I will make this again.

Dec 04, 2012

This is extra yummy! All my kids couldn't keep out of it.

Jul 01, 2012

I was so shocked at how much I liked this! My granddaughters loved it, too! I wanted to make something for their swim day, but my store didn't have the regular red hots. I used Hot Tamales, which look more like a gel capsule for vitamins! They didn't quite melt well, and that is exactly what they loved about this! I made only half a batch, and it took a whole tray lined with parchment for the baking part. I did pop my own corn, using nearly 4 tablespoons of kernals for the batch. Now I have an order to make this again very soon. I started something here! Or should I say that CLField did! Thank you!

Dec 09, 2013

I loved this recipe. I could not find Red Hots so I used 1 1/2 Cups Hard Cinnamon Fire Jolly Ranchers. They worked just fine. I also used just 1/2 Cup butter. Did everything else the same. Can't wait to try some of the other flavors of Jolly Ranchers. Thank you for a very fun recipe.

Jan 17, 2014

I just finished my first tester batch of these. I went down to 2 servings (1 cup popcorn) and ended up using almost 2 cups popcorn. I left it cooking at 300 for half hour and they were perfectly crisp! The coating was enough to not get stuck in your teeth and a nice subtle touch of cinnamon. I'm making this for valentines!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Funky Popcorn

Light, airy buttered popcorn starring the aromatic flavors of the Middle East.

Caramel Popcorn

Make this simple recipe for festive caramel popcorn.

Ashley & Whitney's Popcorn & Pretzel Snack Mix

Toss your favorite snack foods with melted chocolate and bake.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States