Red Hot Popcorn

32 cups popped popcorn (3 to 4 bags microwave popcorn) 1 cup butter or margarine 2 cups sugar 1 pkg. small red cinnamon candies (9 oz) 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 t. salt 1/2 t. baking soda 1/8 t. red liquid food coloring

Preheat oven to 250. Place popcorn in a lightly greased large roasting pan. In a heavy large pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon candies, corn cyrup and salt. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to boil. Continue stirring and boil 5 minutes or until candies melt. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and food coloring. Mixture will foam. Pour syrup over popcorn, stir until well coated. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on lightly greased foil to cool. Store in an airtight container. Makes 36 cups popcorn. Source: Unknown

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