Red Hot Popcorn

We do a lot of snacking in my house.

In fact, the Tall Boy and I have learned not to call any meal “breakfast,” “lunch” or “dinner,” but rather a “snack.” Doodle is all about snacking, and not so much into eating actual meals.

I, however, am into snacking and eating actual meals.

I’m also not into exercising, but rather finding ways to avoid it.  Ugh, don’t mention anything to the Tall Boy about the elliptical machine collecting dust under the stairs or the multiple games I insisted we buy for the Wii so exercising would seem like “fun.”  ‘Cause then he’ll make fun of me and say he told me so…and I’m the only one who gets to say that in this house (kidding.  But not really).

But also, I don’t really consider anything that makes me sweat “fun.”  I’ve tried to be all sporty and exercise-y, but it just isn’t me.

So instead, I often look for ways to lighten up sweets so I don’t feel guilty about my non-sportiness.

This popcorn is super easy, and because I used a bag of JiffyPop popcorn that is only one Weight-Watchers point per serving, it’s also fairly guilt-free!

Red Hot Popcorn
  • 1 bag microwave popcorn (or approximately 4 cups popped popcorn)
  • ½ cup red hots
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Spread popped popcorn on a parchement-lined cookie sheet.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the candies and the water over medium high heat. Stir occasionally, until candies begin to melt. Remove from heat, and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Using a spoon, drizzle the candy mixture over cooled popcorn. Allow to set on your prepared cookie sheet until the candy mixture hardens.


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  1. Terry

    We don’t eat a lot of popcorn, but this sounds really yummy, may have to try it!
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  2. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    I LOVE IT. And popcorn. And Red Hots. And this whole Red Hot Popcorn thing. Popcorn is practically a health food. I mean, you can eat bottomless handfuls of it and it’s like, what, only a few calories. I’m sure you can stare at the elliptical long enough and burn those very calories you spent eating this ridiculously awesome popcorn. Science works in mysterious ways like that (and I totally do the same thing too, please don’t tell).
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  3. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    I don’t like the exercise thing either…I have too many videos collecting dust too:-) Ok, so girly we are on the same wavelength this week. I made something with red hots last week that is going up tomorrow:-) Great minds think alike and love red hots!!! This popcorn is super awesome!!!!
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  4. Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen

    OOh this looks like a great treat for a scary movie this fall!!! Steve would go crazy for the red hots!! I just might have to make this next weekend!


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