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Sweet & Spicy Kettle Corn

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 quarts

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!


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground ancho chile pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Add chili pepper and salt; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup popped corn: 55 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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