Homemade Sweet and Spicy BBQ Popcorn Recipe

Updated on August 2, 2019
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sweet and spicy bbq popcorn recipe | Source

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks to have at home. I find it healthier than the junk foods available in the market, so I make sure I have enough stocked in my pantry. This snack can perfectly absorb any flavors I prefer to add.

I used to buy popcorn flavor seasonings like barbecue, cheese, and sour cream. Most of these flavored mixes are affordable, but don't suit my tastes. Some are too salty, while others are too sweet or spicy. So I came up with my own recipe for sweet and spicy barbecue popcorn flavoring using simple ingredients commonly found in the average pantry. Try it and enjoy!

ingredients for a delicious sweet and spicy bbq popcorn seasoning
ingredients for a delicious sweet and spicy bbq popcorn seasoning | Source


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons parsley, dried
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
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utensils for making bbq popcorn seasoning
utensils for making bbq popcorn seasoning | Source
utensils for making barbecue popcorn flavoring
utensils for making barbecue popcorn flavoring | Source


  • Tray or Plate
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Whisk
  • Bowl
  • Empty Container (to store the finished product)

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1 cup


  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Store in an airtight container.

My Homemade Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Popcorn Flavoring

bbq popcorn seasoning recipe
bbq popcorn seasoning recipe | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Increase the amount of chili pepper to make it spicier.
  2. Double the amount of chili pepper if chili flakes are not available.
  3. Add more brown sugar to make a sweeter version.
  4. Combination of brown and white sugar gives two distinct taste of sweetness.
  5. Store the dry mix in a sealed container.

How Do You Flavor Your Popcorn?

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Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        15 months ago from California

        Hello Liz,

        Yes! Eversince I started to cook, I always enjoy doing my own recipe at home. Most of the time, it's more satisfying because I can make my own recipe based on my taste preference.

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        Liz Westwood 

        15 months ago from UK

        Good idea. If you can't find what you like, make your own.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        15 months ago from California

        Hi Eric,

        Honey is good too! Healthier than sugar so you can give it a go! Enjoy your snack then!

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        Eric Dierker 

        15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        I think this is great. I will enlist my boy's help in making one. I am thinking about one with honey. Cool idea.


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