Sweet and Spicy Kettle Corn

Staci Ojeda


We love Kettle Corn.. and well, we love spicy! (not my pic, found at foodiewithfamily)


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  • 3 Tbsp
    canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    popcorn kernels
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar (i use more)
  • 2 Tbsp
    ancho chili powder (i use more)
  • 2 tsp
    kosher salt (i use sea salt instead)

How to Make Sweet and Spicy Kettle Corn


  1. Heat the oil in the bottom of a heavy 4 qt pan over medium heat until warm, about 1 minute. Add popcorn in a single layer; sprinkle with sugar. Cover pan.
  2. Let kernels cook, shaking occasionally to prevent burning. When popping slows to 3-5 seconds between pops, remove pan from burner and pour into bowl. Sprinkle the chili powder/salt mixture onto the popcorn, shaking popcorn to evenly distribute the salt/chili powder mixture. Serve immediately.
  3. I don't actually measure my ingredients for doing this. The measurements are an estimation only. I usually just mix up some salt and chili powder and keep it in a lidded bowl and "eyeball" the oil and sugar. The popcorn measurement is the only thing that is an exact amount because it makes the amount of popcorn I want when I do this.

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About Sweet and Spicy Kettle Corn

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sweet #spicy #popcorn

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