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Chile Cheese Popcorn

Recipe By Adapted from customer Tara Evans (tarathefoodie.blogspot.com)

Prep Time

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Cooking Time

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Recipe By Adapted from customer Tara Evans (tarathefoodie.blogspot.com)

This cheesy, chile spiced popcorn has a little heat, a little sweet, and a healthy dose of salt. The seasoning combo makes it a perfect snack for game day or movie night. Adjust the spiciness and salt to your liking by starting with a little less of each chile and the salt, then increase a bit at a time to taste.

Recipe Notes

*For a quicker version, you can use 5 to 6 cups of already popped popcorn.

Ingredients

For popcorn:*

0.5 cups popcorn kernels

3 Tbsp. vegetable oil with a high smoke point

For seasoning:






0.5 tsp. Pasilla Negro Chile Powder


2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Ancho Chile Powder

    Anchos are the sweetest of all dried chiles. Also known as poblano when fresh, they are the most commonly used chile in their native Mexico, long u...

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  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic, native to Central Asia, quickly spread to the Mediterranean and now is cultivated and widely used all around the world. As it’s one of the ...

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  • Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

    This pink salt is believed to be quite possibly the most ancient of all sea salts. Dried up ancient oceans have left salt beds hundreds of feet dee...

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  • Smoked Spanish Hot Paprika

    This popular ground pimentón’s true Spanish name is Pimentón De La Vera, Picante. These mildly hot red peppers indigenous to Spain are dried over a...

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  • Cheddar Cheese Powder

    This cheese powder has full flavor and a smooth texture. It’s easy to convert into dressings, dips and sauces. Great on toasted breads or popcorn. ...

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  • Honey Powder

    Honey powder, like liquid honey, can be used as a sweetener or flavoring. In powder form, the consistency is much easier to maintain, making it per...

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Directions

For popcorn: In a heavy bottomed pot, combine popcorn kernels and vegetable oil. Spread kernels into a single layer. Set pot over medium heat, cover, and wait for popping to start. Once popping starts, hold down cover and shake pot gently back and forth over the heat. Popping will take 5 to 10 min. depending on the pot. Remove from heat as soon as the popping kernels slow (about 2 to 3 seconds between pops) and transfer to a large bowl.

For seasoning: Combine all spices in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle seasoning onto popcorn a little at a time, tossing after each addition to ensure even distribution. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. oil at a time, tossing after each application to ensure an even coating of the spices and oil.