Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn #SundaySupper


Are you obsessed with celebrity chefs?  Do you watch Food Network and The Cooking Channel in your spare time?  Do you have tons of celebrity chef cookbooks?  If you answered yes to any of those, you are in for a treat today!  The #SundaySupper event this week hosted by Tammi from Momma’s Meals at is all about our favorite celebrity chefs.

I had a hard time picking my favorite, I like so many!  But in the end I went with Rachael Ray.  You either love her or hate her, and I am a fan :)  When I first started watching the Food Network, she was who I watched.  I am not sure that she got me interested in cooking, because I always liked cooking, but she definitely made it more important to me.  I remember watching 30 minute meals in my college apartment, probably when I should have been studying.  I really don’t have a favorite recipe by Rachael, so I decided to try a new one this week.

A local popcorn store here sells Cinnamon Popcorn.  I tried it, and I could have sworn it tasted just like Red Hots candy.  It was a little spicy for my 7 year old, but I love it.  Then the next week my Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine came in the mail, and she had a recipe for Red Hot Popcorn.  I was excited to get in the kitchen and try it.  It is super easy to make, and tastes just like the popcorn store.  It is such a festive color too, it would be perfect to put in gift baskets or give to neighbors for the holidays.

Yields 4

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup Red Hot candies
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 -4 cups popcorn, plain


  1. In a small sauce pan mix together the red hots and the water. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the candies are all melted.
  2. Spread popcorn out onto a lined baking sheet. Pour red hot mixture over the popcorn, and using a spoon toss to coat. Spread out into a single layer, and allow to harden before serving.


From Everyday with Rachael Ray




Starters or Snacks :

Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog – Oyster and Brie Soup and Wine Pairings for Celebrity Chef #SundaySupper

Linda at The Urban Mrs. – Inspired by Bobby Flay, Lobster Chowder with Roasted Corn Salsa

Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts – Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn

Cindy over at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings – Jamie Oliver’s Bread and Tomato Soup

Jeff at The Catholic Foodie – Drop Biscuits – Breakfast with Chef John Besh

Renee over at Kudos Kitchen By Renee – Giada De Laurentiis’ Garlic Toasts With Red Pepper Aioli


The Main Dish:

Sheila at Cooking Underwriter – Paula Deen’s  Chicken in a Crock Pot w/ Sauerkraut and Apples

Laura over at Small Wallet Big Appetite – Martin Yan’s Beef Chow Fun

Sarah over at Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends – Michael Symon’s Lola burger with crab tater tots

Susan at The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen – Ina Garten’s Baked Shrimp Scampi

Tammi at Momma’s Meals – Lee Drummond’s Sloppy Joe’s

Lane over at Supper for a Steal – Bobby Flay’s Rosemary Bricked Chicken

Tara from Noshing with the Nolands – Michael Symon’s Pork and Apple Scallopini

Shannon at Country Girl in the Village – Simple Red Sauce over Rigatoni. Inspired by,  Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Kris over at In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene – Rachael Ray’s Muffin Tin Meatloaf

Nicole from The Daily Dish Recipes – Paula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pickled Pork Sandwiches

Becca from It’s Yummilicious – Ina Garten’s Grown Up Bacon Mac & Cheese

Alice at  Hip Foodie Mom – Sunday Pot Roast with Risotto Cakes from Kelsey Nixon

Jen over at  Juanita’s Cocina – The Neely’s White Turkey Chili

Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips – Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis

Isabel at Family Foodie – Polenta with Garlicky Shrimp inspired by Chef Todd English

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet – Shrimp Penne in Pesto Cream Sauce, From Emeril Lagasse

Bobbi over at Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen – Cheesy Poblano Chicken

Patti at Comfy Cuisine – Tyler Florence’s Chicken Francese

Roxanne over at The Roxx Box – Jambalaya Pasta with Penne, Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille

Sue from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz – Rachael Ray’s Spicy Corn Chowdah Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Jamie at Mama Mommy Mom – Penne with Asparagus, Smoked Gouda and Prosciutto. Adapted from, Giada De Laurentiis’

Tora over at Tora’s Real Food – Pork and beans with Alton Brown’s pickled pork

Elisabeth over at The Hand That Rocks The Ladle – Emeril’s New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice


Amazing Sides:

Megan from I Run For Wine – Curtis Stone’s Acorn Squash Roasted with Thyme

Sandi over at Midlife Road Trip –  Gabriele Corcos’s Gnocchi di Patate

Shelby at  Diabetic Foodie – Orange Pecan Black Rice, adapted from Ina Garten

Katie from She likes Ruffles, He likes Truffles – Chef Fabio Viviani’s Spinach and Artichoke Risotto


Sweet Endings:

Renee over at Magnolia Days – Brownie Tart

Conni at The Foodie Army Wife – Inspired by Ree Drummond – Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake

Paula over at Vintage Kitchen Notes – Bill Granger´s Cherry Tart

Pam from The Meltaways – Savannah Sheet Cake

Katy over at Happy Baking Days – Mary Berry’s Treacle Tart

Jaime over at Mom’s Test Kitchen – Southern Tea Cakes

Amy over at Kimchi MOM – Crack Pie, I Can’t Quit You

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry – Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Squares

Melanie at From Fast Food to Fresh Food – Sand Tarts

Wine Pairings: 

Martin at ENOFYLZ Wine Blog


Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day  #SundaySupper.  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat,  you have to join us!

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.




  1. Rachael is one of the first ones I watched, too! Your pics are gorgeous!

  2. I answered a resounding YES to all of the questions you asked in your opening paragraph! So for me, this is the perfect week to have joined in on the #SundaySupper movement. Nice to meet you. Your Rachael Ray popcorn looks so cinnamony and delicious. Great colors and great for the holidays!

  3. What a cool concept for popcorn. Sounds delicious and maybe a good holiday treat!

  4. Perfect snack for Christmas. Love the bright red color.

  5. So festive looking! Definitely different!

  6. Wow I bet this is amazing!!

  7. What beautiful colors! This sounds scrumptious.

  8. This looks so pretty and festive for the holidays…and I’ve never had cinnamon popcorn before! Sounds like something I would want to try…

  9. I agree…you either love her or hate her! 😉

    Great recipe and very festive for this time of the year!

  10. I am also a fan of Rachael’s…some of her 30-minute recipes are great for busy work nights! This popcorn looks very good!!

  11. Huge fan here of Rachel Ray and love this cinnamon popcorn. So fantastic too for the holidays!!

  12. I know some folks in my family who will love this! Definitely making it for the holidays.

  13. What a fabulous snack idea!! I love that it’s different from your normal flavored popcorn. Great #SundaySupper share!

  14. I think I can name like…. four… celebrity chefs. Or rather, chefs at all. And Rachel Ray is one of them. :)

    This popcorn is so festive! Never seen red popcorn before. So pretty!

  15. I think Rachael Ray has some great recipe ideas. I do find I tend to tweak them to my personal tastes, but isn’t that what cooking is all about? This popcorn is so fun and festive!

  16. I can’t get over how gorgeous this popcorn is! I’ve had cinnamon popcorn before, but in the context of cinnamon spiced, not with candies. This sounds highly addicting! :)

  17. I love all the celebrity chews… but I watch Rachael Ray every day because she is a favorite. This is a fun popcorn…. yum. :)

  18. This popcorn looks yummy ! On my ” must try list “

  19. I’m not a huge fan of Red Hots but I think I would love this popcorn simply because it’s so GORGEOUS! Wow, and so ……… festive!

  20. This looks like so much fun. Sadly I would have to eat it alone. The concept of hot cinnamon doesn’t exist outside of the US and my husband HATES it. I say his loss. :)

  21. I like Rachael! And I like how easy this popcorn is! So festive!

  22. I just found this recipe the other day and my daughter has been begging me to make it.
    Yours turned out beautiful and just looks so delicious!!

  23. I used to watch a ton of Food Network shows when I was learning to cook. Not as many now, but I still enjoy it from time to time. I just love the color of this popcorn – so fun!

  24. I love anything cinnamon, this popcorn is so fun!

  25. I like Rachel too. When I first saw the title of this post I was thinking sweet cinnamon not hot cinnamon. I am super sensitive to hot cinnamon. Whenever I have one of the candies I have to fan my mouth :)

  26. Now this is an interesting twist on popcorn! You gotta love that color too!

  27. Love this idea!

  28. Cinnamon popcorn! :) How fun, love this! and who doesn’t like Rachael Ray? I have her meals in under 30 min or less. . she is very practical for the everyday cook and people with kids I think.

  29. I just made red hot cookies & have plenty of candies left!! So excited cause now I think I’m going to try this popcorn with the leftovers!! I love cinnamon! :)

  30. I actually like Rachael Ray, too. I haven’t watched her in years but I always liked her friendly personality. Plus, one of my favorite potato recipes came from her show. Love this popcorn. Been meaning to share a popcorn recipe on the blog–thanks for the reminder. :)

  31. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Rachel Ray is lots of fun. I really like her show. I did have an obsession with celebrity chefs during my pregnancies when I had oodles of time to watch their shows:P This must taste so good!

  32. Perfectly festive for the holidays!

  33. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks! Especially when it’s kicked up like this!

  34. Rachel Ray was one of the first food network stars that I fell in love with so great choice! And this popcorn ? Yeah I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  35. Have you ever tried popcorn and sparkling wine. IMHO, it’s a fantastic pairing. Love this recipe!

  36. Does this popcorn ever look festive!!! Great alternative to candy!!!

  37. I use to watch Rachel Ray in my college dorm instead of going to class too. She taught me alot of use tips, tricks and techniques. This popcorn sounds like such a wonderful treat.

  38. Eek, I like Rach. She’s so bubbly and cute–and some of her 30 minute recipes rule! This popcorn needs to happen to my face. I love cinnamon and I am the world’s biggest snacker, so this popcorn is a no-brainer for me!

  39. Decadent. Spicy. HOT! I LOVE it! Perfect for the holiday season. Thanks for the tip!

  40. Love Rachael Ray and this popcorn!! So festive! I have got to make it!!

  41. This is so fun for the holidays! I can’t wait to try it with my kids!

  42. I always loved red hots as a kid – this looks like a fun treat!

  43. This looks awesome- what a great snack!

  44. Rachel Ray is awesome! When I started watching cooking shows, 3o Minute Meals was awesome! Rachel does killer pasta recipes! The popcorn looks delicious! Beautiful colour!

  45. What a great idea for the Holidays! Beautiful color!

  46. I love this recipe! It is perfect for this time of year. I cannot wait to give it a try.

  47. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks and I’m loving the pretty red/pink color it turned out to be and I’m sure the flavor is so tasty.

  48. What pretty popcorn! This would make a nice little gift!

  49. Okay I completely love you. This is brilliant.


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