Red Hot Firecracker Popcorn Recipe from Holiday Snobs. We're pretty big on popcorn around here- and movies... I'm thinking we should make this and take it to the drive-in movies!
Red Hot Firecracker Popcorn
3 bags microwave popcorn, popped
1 C. Butter
9 oz Red Hots Candy
1/2 C Corn Syrup
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Have popcorn ready in a large bowl. Have a roast pan or large jelly roll sheet sprayed with cooking spray and ready to go. Mix butter, syrup and candy over med/high heat. Once it boils let it boil for 5-8 mins longer. It should then reach soft ball stage on a candy thermometer. All the while stirring constantly. Once it reaches soft ball remove from heat and pour over popcorn and mix well. Pour popcorn into pan or sheet and place in oven. Roast for 45 min stirring after 20 mins. Remove from oven and pour out onto parchment paper or sprayed wax paper to cool in a single layer. Store in an airtight container.