A fun Valentine’s Day recipe using cinnamon hearts, this Cinnamon Heart Popcorn features a crunchy, sweet and spicy candy coating that is perfect for handing out as a classroom gift or serving at a Valentine’s Day party.
Cinnamon Heart Popcorn Recipe
Cinnamon heart candies are hands down my favorite Valentine’s Day candy.
I always have to buy a bag of it the minute they hit the grocery shelves for the holiday – but this year, instead of just devouring the whole bag, I thought I’d get creative and have some fun making different cinnamon heart-inspired recipes!
I linked a few of my other creations below, but today is all about this cinnamon heart candied popcorn recipe.
Basically, I boiled down some cinnamon hearts to make a versatile cinnamon heart syrup. Then, I simply drizzled it over some fresh popped popcorn and baked until set.
The cinnamon heart popcorn has that same great cinnamon heart candy flavor in a crunchy, candied popcorn. I just wanted a drizzle, but you could completely coat your popcorn in the syrup, if desired.
Double the cinnamon heart syrup batch and you can also use it to make:
- cinnamon heart ice cream
- cinnamon heart candy designs (like for a cupcake topper or a cake drizzle)
- cinnamon heart lattes
- cinnamon heart cocktails
Recipes Using Cinnamon Hearts
- Cinnamon Heart Chocolate Bark
- Cinnamon Heart Cookies from Lord Byron’s Kitchen
- Cinnamon Heart Ice Cream
- Crockpot Cinnamon Cider from Recipes that Crock
- Cinnamon Heart Red Velvet Cake
- Cinnamon Heart Tea
Cinnamon Popcorn Ingredients
Tip: you can double the amount of cinnamon heart candies and corn syrup called for in this recipe if you’d prefer to completely coat your popcorn, rather than just drizzle the syrup on like I did.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat
How to Make Cinnamon Heart Popcorn
Preheat oven to 250ºF
Place the cinnamon heart candies in a saucepan and add the corn syrup.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and allow to cook for 5 minutes until candies are mostly melted.
Remove the corn syrup mixture from heat and allow to slightly as you pop the popcorn.
Pop your popcorn in whichever method you prefer.
Lay the popcorn out on a parchment paper or silicone-mat protected cookie sheet.
Drizzle the melted candy coating over the popcorn and toss to coat as much as possible.
Bake for 30-45 minutes until candy appears set and absorbed into the popcorn like a glaze.
Allow to cool and harden before storing or serving.
Grab your free printable for our cinnamon heart popcorn recipe:
- 1/4 cup Cinnamon Hearts
- 1/4 cup Light Corn Syrup
- 6 cups popcorn, popped
- Preheat oven to 250ºF
- Place the cinnamon heart candies in a saucepan and add the corn syrup.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and allow to cook for 5 minutes until candies are mostly melted.
- Remove the corn syrup mixture from heat and allow to slightly as you pop the popcorn.
- Pop your popcorn in whichever method you prefer.
- Lay the popcorn out on a parchment paper or silicone-mat protected cookie sheet.
- Drizzle the melted candy coating over the popcorn and toss to coat as much as possible.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes until candy appears set and absorbed into the popcorn like a glaze.
- Allow to cool and harden before storing or serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your family loves this easy cinnamon heart popcorn recipe as a fun Valentine’s Day treat! We served it at Ella’s Valentine’s Day party and it was a huge hit.