Hot Tamale Popcorn

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
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Next movie night, instead of having popcorn and candy, have candy popcorn instead! It’s sweet, spicy and salty all at once.

Hot Tamale Popcorn (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

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Growing up one of my favorite surprises was discovering my mom was making Caramel Popcorn Balls.

She would only make them during the Fall months — so it was a special treat.

I would instantly know she was making them when I walked in the door by the smell of fresh popcorn.

After we shaped it into balls, we would always stand over the bowl together getting all the leftover caramel soaked kernels.

It was my absolute favorite part.

Hot Tamale Popcorn (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

I was thinking about those memories the other day and had an idea to make some kind of candy popcorn.

I liked the idea of melting a chewy candy and tossing the popcorn in it…kind of like those flavored popcorns kids used to sell for school fundraisers.

I really love how this Hot Tamale Popcorn turned out! I used the 3 alarm Hot Tamales for extra flavor.

Once they are mixed with the marshmallows, you loose some of the heat/flavor. So by using the extra hot ones — it tastes like the original Hot Tamales.

Hot Tamale Popcorn in a white bowl and scattered popcorn on a white surface
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Yield: 6 cups

Hot Tamale Popcorn

Next movie night, instead of having popcorn and candy, have candy popcorn instead! It’s sweet, spicy and salty all at once.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients

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Instructions 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place popcorn in a large bowl, set aside.
  • In a medium size non-stick pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add corn syrup, Hot Tamales, mini marshmallows and sugar.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until Hot Tamales have melted completely. This should take about 8 minutes. The mixture will be very sticky. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
  • Pour the mixture over the popcorn, and stir to completely coat the popcorn. Pour popcorn out onto parchment paper and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 136mg, Potassium: 38mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 39g, Vitamin A: 138IU, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.4mg

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My Grandma taught me years ago that her favorite movie theater treat was popcorn and hot tamales. Such a yummy combo!

I love this!! Popcorn is our favorite snack 🙂

Love, love, love the color! Never would have thought to melt Hot Tamales. So creative!

Love Love Love! What a pretty colour. Bet this tastes amazing 🙂

Ahhh!! The color of this popcorn is spectacular! Just love it, Jessica.

clever!

Love the pretty colors! This looks fun!

Seriously?!? This is so fun! l love it! 🙂 Headed to check the recipe out now!

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Jessica
For the past 15 years, Jorge & Jessica have loved getting to share their families' favorite recipes with all of you. They live in Florida with their 3 kids.