Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wicked Pumpkin Spicy Popcorn

It's fall and officially the season of Pumpkin Palooza! How about treating your taste buds to some Wicked Pumpkin Spicy Popcorn. Cayenne and black pepper add a little heat and zing to this sweet kettle corn type recipe. The sugar gets melted down in the oil while the popcorn pops and spices are then shaken on before it cools. Perfect for a bonfire or night of spooky movies:@)
As with most melted sugar items, it's best that the kids don't help and stay out of the kitchen until the popcorn cools, a stray 'pop' can cause a burn. Keep your heat at medium/high and brown sugar is a little more difficult to melt than white sugar, be sure to break it up before you sprinkle it into the pot and keep shaking! I think subbing white sugar would be fine if you'd like to. 

Oh and, if you'd like to try this without the wicked... Pumpkin Spice Popcorn can be found HERE and regular Kettle Corn HERE.

Wicked Pumpkin Spicy Popcorn
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8th tsp cayenne pepper
1/8th tsp black pepper
salt, at least 1/8th tsp-I did sprinkle more on top
3 Tblsp vegetable oil
1/3 C popcorn kernels
3 Tblsp brown sugar, packed, then broken up
  1. Mix spices in small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat oil over medium/high in large pot with 3 kernels of popcorn.
  3. When they begin to pop add the rest of the popcorn and give it a good shake.
  4. Break up the brown sugar and add to pot, give it a good shake.
  5. Once it starts popping  keep shaking. When the popping slows down carefully pour popcorn into a glass bowl. Immediately sprinkle with half the spices, toss and sprinkle with the rest. Add extra salt if desired-I desired. I poured mine onto a cookie sheet so I could get the spices on the popcorn as quickly as possible while it was still hot and sticky.
Enjoy a seasonal treat and have a happy day:@)

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  1. Sounds delicious and very "fall-ish" Lynn. What's popcorn without a lot of salt.

  2. Sounds wicked good Lynn, I can eat popcorn for dinner! Have a great Sunday, hope your Eagles prevail :)

  3. Wow, sounds like a fun gift for a friend of mine...too spicy for me!

  4. A little too hot for our son would like it....:)

  5. So that is how you get sweetness on popcorn. This is a very dangerous post.... Now that I know how I will be eating Kettle style corn on a regular basis. So far I have been good about staying away from it in the aisle at Costco because I will eat the entire giant bag of it myself. Uh Oh.

  6. you are inventive w/ your popcorn flavors. :)

  7. Mmmm the popcorn sounds like a perfect Fall treat. I like a little sweet and spicy. It makes for a yummy combo.
    Happy Football Sunday, Lynn!

  8. My stomach started rumbling as soon as I saw this! Bring on the pumpkin pie spice! Happy week~

  9. I know my husband would love the 'wicked' but he sure won't eat pumpkin pie spice (or pumpkin pie). I think it would be delicious without the spice too!

  10. I rarely have popcorn in the house, because once I start eating, it ALL disappears. I might have to buy just a little---to celebrate October! Love this sweet-spicy version :)

  11. I love popcorn and your Wicked Pumpkin Spicy Popcorn will make a great snack. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. I like the touch of cayenne to this sweet popcorn, bet it's delicious! Congrats on the feature at foodie friday!


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