Make Your Own Hot Spicy Popcorn Seasoning

This beautifully spiced chilly seasoning will bring earthy, savory flavors to any plain popcorn.

TECHNIQUE TIP: Be sure to use plain, unsalted popcorn. This mixture is going to add a lot of flavor, so no need for buttered microwave popcorn packets.  


  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika 
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (alt. kosher or seas salt)
  • 1/8 cayenne pepper (very spicy)
  • 15 cups hot unsalted stove- or air-popped popcorn (1/2 cup unpopped)


  1. Heat oil in deep pot over medium high heat. Add corn. Cover pot and pop the corn, shaking pan often. Remove from heat. Drizzle with melted butter. Combine spices in a small dish and sprinkle the blend over hot corn. Serve.

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