Sweet & Spicy Popcorn Recipe

sweet and spicy popcorn recipe

Looking to curb your sweet and spicy cravings? Look no further. This sweet and spicy popcorn recipe will have you going back for seconds, and that’s ok! This recipe is low in calories and full of sweet & spicy flavor. Pairs well with kiddos, movie nights, game nights, and wine nights with the girls. (You may or may not want to keep that last sentence. Your call)

Sweet & Spicy Popcorn

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch chili powder


In a heavy pot on high heat, add the oil and 1 kernel of popcorn; then cover. When the kernel pops, add the rest of the kernels and cover. Pop while gently sliding and shaking the pot back and forth to move kernels around inside. Cook until the popping slows dramatically to 1 or 2 pops per second. Remove the popcorn from the pot and pour on top of a wire rack in a parchment-lined baking sheet. Lightly salt. Using the same pot, add the butter, maple syrup, cayenne, cumin, cinnamon and chili powder and stir to combine. Cook over medium-high heat until it bubbles. Gently pour over the popcorn, allow to cool slightly, then tranfer to a bowl, toss with tongs, and serve immediately.

Serves: 6*; Calories: 201; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 5 grams; Protein: 2 grams;

Total carbohydrates: 20 grams; Sugar: 8 grams; Fiber: 2.5 grams; Cholesterol: 20 milligrams;

Sodium: 111 milligrams

**use sugar free or lite maple syrup to cut down the calories and sugar count withouth losing that sweet maple flavor

**recipe courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/sunnys-sweet-n-spicy-popcorn-recipe/index.html

Miles is the Director of Content at North Idaho Wellness Magazine as well as a farmer in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. He's passionate about community, togetherness, food, and family. He writes about all the above and you can often find him at a cafe taping away on a keyboard. Email Miles with any questions you have - milest (at) gmail.com

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