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Homemade Sweet and Spicy BBQ Popcorn Recipe

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This sweet and spicy bbq popcorn recipe may be simple, but it produces a delicious result.

This sweet and spicy bbq popcorn recipe may be simple, but it produces a delicious result.

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

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. Eventually, 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!

I use this colorful array of ingredients in my delicious sweet and spicy bbq popcorn seasoning

I use this colorful array of ingredients in my delicious sweet and spicy bbq popcorn seasoning

Ingredients

  • 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

Utensils

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

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

1 cup

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
This is what all of the spices look like once they are mixed together.

This is what all of the spices look like once they are mixed together.

Tips and Techniques

  • Increase the amount of chili pepper to make it spicier.
  • Double the amount of chili pepper if chili flakes are not available.
  • Add more brown sugar to make a sweeter version.
  • The combination of brown and white sugar gives two distinct tastes of sweetness.
  • Store the dry mix in a sealed container.

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Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 17, 2018:

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.

Liz Westwood from UK on July 17, 2018:

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

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 17, 2018:

Hi Eric,

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 17, 2018:

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