A crispy, sugary coating and a slight kick from ancho chili powder make this popcorn simply addicting. You might want to prepare a double batch—it's guaranteed to go fast!
Recommended: 40 Tasty Snacks That Are (Surprisingly) Low-Calorie
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground ancho chili pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- In a Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the popcorn, oil and sugar until oil begins to sizzle. Cover and shake for 2-3 minutes or until popcorn stops popping.
- Transfer to a large bowl. Add chili pepper and salt; toss to coat. Yield: 4 quarts.
Originally published as Sweet & Spicy Kettle Corn in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p93
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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014
"This was my first attempt at a flavored popcorn and we absolutely loved this!"