They're spicy, they pack in the cinnamon flavor and it turns out they're great to use in many recipes. Fireball cinnamon candy is a type of hard candy made especially for cinnamon lovers. If you love the explosion of cinnamon flavor, reach for a few atomic fireballs. When you find yourself with some leftover and you're looking to incorporate this hard candy into your cooking, check out the fireball candy recipes below. From fireball infused vodka to fireball fudge, we have a list of all the goodies you'll ever need.
15 Fireball Candy Recipes That are Hot, Hot, Hot!
1. Atomic Fireball Candy Infused Vodka
Warm up to this homemade cinnamon-infused vodka. Just take some of your favorite vodka, pour it into a mason jar and add in some whole and crushed fireball candies. Let this mixture infuse for about five hours and pour it into a chilled glass.
You can try infusing different liqueurs, too. Swap out vodka for whiskey to make homemade cinnamon whiskey.
2. Fireball Blondies
Blondies meet fireball candy. These soft and chewy blondies get their spiciness from the cinnamon whiskey and chopped hard candies. Note: if you don't have Atomic Fireballs on hand, Hot Tamales work too. Here's the recipe.
3. Fireball Fudge
Homemade fudge makes a great gift for the holidays or any special occasion. To make Fireball Fudge, melt the chocolate chips and stir in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and Fireball Whisky. Let the mixture set in the refrigerator and that's all it takes!
And if you don't want to leave out the Fireball hard candies, chop some up and sprinkle over the top of the fudge before placing in the refrigerator. Here's the recipe.
4. Cinnamon Hard Candy
Don't have any Fireball candy on hand but still craving that cinnamon flavor? Try making your own cinnamon candy! Just boil sugar, corn syrup and water until it reaches 300 degrees (use a candy thermometer!). Stir in red food coloring and cinnamon oil and carefully pour on to a baking sheet until it cools down.
Break into pieces and sprinkle with powdered sugar to keep the candy from sticking together. Here's the recipe.
5. Slow Cooker Atomic Fireball Applesauce
Take regular slow cooker applesauce to the next level with this easy recipe. Your family will love everything about this applesauce, especially the color. Here's the recipe.
6. Atomic Peach Fireball Drink
Looking to make a boozy cocktail for the cinnamon lover in your life? Just infused some hard candies in your favorite rum for a few hours. Then, pour the cinnamon rum into a glass and top with peach iced tea.
7. Fireball Whisky Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
While this recipe doesn't list Fireball candies in the cookie dough, feel free to chop some up and add into the dough. You can also use any cinnamon-flavored candies like Hot Tamales or Red Hots. Here's the recipe.
8. Atomic Fireball Cupcakes
These cupcakes might have a pretty pink hue between the cake and frosting, but believe me, they'll hit you with that cinnamon heat! Why not whip up a batch of these cupcakes for Valentine's Day this year?
9. Candy Apple Pie
This beautiful apple pie has everything a classic apple pie should have, buttery pie crust, tangy apple slices and a sweet filling. Add to the list an eye-catching red color from the cinnamon hard candies. You won't disappoint your guests! Here's the recipe.
10. Red Hot Cinnamon Shortbread
Buttery shortbread, cinnamon powdered sugar, cinnamon candy, that's the perfect recipe for a great dessert. For extra decadence, drizzle some melted dark or white chocolate over the top. Here's the recipe.
11. Atomic Fireball Cheesecake
This creamy cheesecake includes Atomic Fireball candy in all three layers- the crust, filling and white chocolate ganache. Delicious!
12. Fireball Jell-O Shots
Make these boozy, Jell-O shots with just a few simple ingredients for your next get together to really get the party started. Make sure you prepare these a few hours in advance so they have time to set. Here's the recipe.
13. Cinnamon Red Hot Ice Cream
Balance the intense cinnamon flavor with the creaminess of the ice cream base. Eat this ice cream straight up or add a scoop between to cookies for a cinnamon ice cream sandwich!
14. Red Hot Candy Cinnamon Baked Apples
I used to make cinnamon baked apples all the time when I was younger. The apples get soft and sweeten up. And you can't beat that smell that fills the kitchen. This simple recipe is made by lining a baking dish with halved and cored apples and then sprinkling the bottom with Red Hots or any other cinnamon candy you have on hand.
Complete this dessert with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream. Here's the recipe.
15. Cinnamon Red Hot Tea
Okay, I know this recipe doesn't contain any hard candy, however, it will definitely imitate that taste. This tea is actually super healthy and will without a doubt hit you with cinnamon flavor. Here's the recipe.