Cinnamon Candy Caramel Corn (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Cinnamon Candy Caramel Corn (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Classic caramel corn is flavored with cinnamon candies for a festive touch.

25 min. prep time
18 cups
252 Ratings


1 (6-ounce) bag (16 cups) plain white popped popcorn
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup small red gluten-free cinnamon candies (imperials), divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
5 ounces (about 3 blocks) vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), melted


Heat oven to 200°F. 

Place popcorn in roasting pan; set aside. Place waxed paper onto flat surface. 

Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, 1/4 cup cinnamon candies and salt in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue boiling, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. 

Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Carefully pour hot syrup mixture over popcorn in pan; stir until well coated. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup cinnamon candies. 

Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, 1 hour or until caramel corn is crisp. Immediately place caramel corn onto waxed paper. Cool completely.

Drizzle with melted candy coating; let stand until set. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Recipe Tip

- Purchase gluten-free red cinnamon candies that do not list modified food starch as an ingredient.

- This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 cup)

Calories: 190

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 150mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14864B©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Everyone I gave this to went crazy for it!! I have made this for the last 2 maybe 3 years!
This is a new holiday favorite for my entire family. I made batch after batch and couldn't keep up with the demand!
Delicious and gluten-free, amazing :)

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