Preheat oven to 450°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper- set aside.
Add milk into the mixer bowl and sprinkle the yeast over top.
Add the corn syrup and stir gently with a fork. Allow yeast to bloom for 5-10 minutes.
Once it is nice and foamy, it is ready. Add the flour and salt to the mixer.
Knead the mixture with a dough hook until the dough comes together in one ball.
Add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, as needed- the dough should be tacky- not sticky.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface and form it into a ball.
Using a pastry cutter or butter knife- cut the dough ball into 60-65 equal pieces. The easiest way to do this is to quarter the ball of dough and continue quartering the pieces until you have about 65 bite-sized pieces.
Fill a large stockpot with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Carefully, add baking soda to the boiling water, just a little sprinkle at a time. CAUTION: IT WILL BOIL RAPIDLY.
Place dough pieces into boiling water, about 10-15 at a time.
Remove with a slotted spoon after 30 seconds.
Place the boiled dough pieces on the prepared baking sheet and repeat until all bites have been boiled.
Arrange all dough pieces so they are not touching.
Bake for 7-9 minutes until the tops are browned.
In a small bowl, melt butter for the coating.
Combine cinnamon & sugar to another small bowl.
Remove bites from oven & immediately add several at a time to the bowl of melted butter and toss to coat. Then transfer the coated pieces to the cinnamon/sugar mixture to coat.
Return to the baking sheet while you work on repeating the process with remaining bites.