Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn

This wasn’t the most successful idea I’ve ever had, but it still worked so I wanted to share!

I made red hot cinnamon flavored kettle corn.

I mixed together oil, oil flavoring (cinnamon) and oil candy coloring in a large pot. Set it on high and dropped a few popcorn kernels into the oil.

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Normally, when the oil gets hot he popcorn kernels pop and then we add the rest of the popcorn… That’s still what I did, but it was smoking like crazy the whole time. Once the kernels popped I dumped in the sugar and rest of the kernels, stirred as much as possible, and put a lid on it to begin shaking. It was smoking so much I had to crack the lid a few times to let the smoke out, but the kernels were still popping so I kept going.

Once the popping slowed, I pulled off the lid and dumped the popcorn on some wax paper across the countertop. Surprisingly, nothing was burned! And it was a pretty pink color from the red coloring I added.

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Now for the taste… At first it just tasted like kettle corn but without the salt. Then I kept eating… And the cinnamon snuck up on me ad I could feel it slightly burning my tongue!

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The smoking was weird, not sure if t was from the flavoring or the coloring added to the oil, but I’d say overall it was a success! I was scared to add too much cinnamon oil, but it was so subtle that I think I will double it next time!

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2 responses to “Red Hot Cinnamon Popcorn

  1. Such a cool idea, Carrie! Pretty much everything I make smokes, it seems 😉

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