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Rachael Ray’s Cinnamon Popcorn

rachel rays cinnamon popcorn in a bowl


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.

rachel rays cinnamon popcorn in a bowl

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.

rachel rays cinnamon popcorn in a bowl

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.

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Rachael Ray's Cinnamon Popcorn

rachel rays cinnamon popcorn in a bowl

Rachael Ray's Cinnamon Popcorn - popcorn with coated with melted hot tamales!  Sweet, spicy, and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 244Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 192mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 2gSugar 18gProtein 2g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Kim Bee

Saturday 8th of December 2012

Okay I completely love you. This is brilliant.

Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks

Thursday 6th of December 2012

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


Tuesday 4th of December 2012

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.


Tuesday 4th of December 2012

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


Tuesday 4th of December 2012

What a great idea for the Holidays! Beautiful color!

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