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Chile Cheese Popcorn

Chile Cheese Popcorn

Chile Cheese Popcorn

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

Yields

4 servings

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

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Cheddar Cheese Powder

    Cheddar Cheese Powder is a dry cheese seasoning powder that's great to use anywhere you'd normally add cheese. This cheese seasoning has real chees...

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  • Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

    Our Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt is believed to be of the most ancient of all pink sea salts. It's a highly flavorful pink cooking salt, and pairs ...

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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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  • Ancho Chile Powder

    Ancho Chile Powder is made from ground, dried Ancho chiles, which are the sweetest and most mild of dried chile family. Ancho chile peppers, when f...

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  • Smoked Spanish Hot Paprika

    Smoked Spanish Hot Paprika seasoning adds the perfect amount of hot, smoky flavor and great color to almost any dish. Use smoked hot paprika to sea...

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  • Crushed Urfa Chiles

    Crushed Urfa Chiles are a darker variety of chile flakes that carry a little more bite in spice than your typical crushed red pepper flakes or Alep...

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  • Garlic Powder

    As one of the most popular seasonings in cooking, you'll find yourself in need of Garlic Powder when making almost any recipe. Having garlic season...

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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.