Spicy, Sweet Popcorn

Adjust seasonings to suit your personal “sweet and spicy” preferences.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup


1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of salt
Dash of crushed red pepper
4 cups plain popped popcorn (if using microwave popcorn, use 94% fat free)


In a small bowl, combine sugar, chili powder, cinnamon, salt, and red pepper. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over popcorn and toss until well-blended. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for 2–3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:
Calories: 78
Protein: 1 g
Total fat: 5 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 158 mg
Dietary fiber: 1 g

Liz Friedrich is a nutrition and health promotion consultant based in North Carolina.

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