Hot Tamale Popcorn*

Hot Tamale Popcorn (recipe via

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

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.

Head on over to Dixie Crystals to check out the recipe for Hot Tamale Popcorn!

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9 Responses to “Hot Tamale Popcorn”

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    Tieghan — October 23, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

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

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — October 24, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    Love the pretty colors! This looks fun!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, inc. — October 24, 2013 @ 7:57 am


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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — October 24, 2013 @ 9:59 am

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

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    Claire @ The Black Cat Kitchen — October 24, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Love Love Love! What a pretty colour. Bet this tastes amazing :-)

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    Beth @ bethcakes — October 24, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

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

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 24, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    I love this!! Popcorn is our favorite snack :)

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    Mollie @Sprinkles of Life — October 29, 2013 @ 11:26 am

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

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