Sweet and Spicy Popcorn

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Sweet and Spicy Popcorn

We wrapped up our spectacular weekend with a Harry Potter movie and some sweet and spicy popcorn. Here’s the recipe – perfect for a family of 4.

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Sweet and Spicy Popcorn
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Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Recipe

This sweet and spicy popcorn is a perfect treat for kids - make it for movie night or as after-school snack
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Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 cups


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup unpopped popcorn kernels about 3-4 cups of popped popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder


  • Heat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add popcorn kernels to the oil and the kernels should begin popping in approximately 2 minutes.
  • Shake the pan frequently without taking the cover off.
  • Continue to cook till popping slows down (approximately in 2 minutes) and then switch off the gas. Set the saucepan aside.
  • In a small saucepan, add butter and when it begins to melt, add sugar, maple syrup, salt, and chili powder. Bring the mixture to boil whilst stirring continuously. This should take approximately a minute.
  • Switch off the gas and set the mixture aside to let it cool for a minute or so.
  • Add this mixture to the popcorn and toss to coat.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the popcorn onto the cookie sheet to cool out.
  • Once the popcorn cools down, serve immediately or store it in an airtight container for a couple of days for future use.
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Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.


Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 17mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 80IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.3mg
Diet: Vegetarian
Course: Snacks
Method: Stovetop
Keywords: easy, Quick, spicy
Cuisine: Fusion

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