Sweet and Spicy Popcorn

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 5


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


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  • 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.



Expert Tips

  • 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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