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Sweet and Spicy Popcorn

Sweet and Spicy Popcorn
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 5
This sweet and spicy popcorn snack is flavored with sugar and chili powder.
By Deborah Harroun
Updated January 7, 2013


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder, as desired
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn (not microwave popcorn)


  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar and chili powder. Add popcorn, and shake to coat popcorn evenly.
  • 2
    Cover pan, and start shaking back and forth. Keep shaking to prevent popcorn and sugar from burning. After a few minutes, you will hear the popcorn start to pop. Keep shaking until the popping has slowed to once every 2 to 3 seconds. Remove from heat, and immediately pour into large bowl. Cool, stirring occasionally to break up clumps. Serve warm.

  • You’ll want to make sure your pan is large enough so that the popcorn can move around, preventing burning.
  • For extra spice, add a dash of cayenne pepper.

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