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Sweet, Spicy, and Salty Popcorn

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"This popcorn is a family favorite, giving you an explosion of flavor with every bite. It is easy to adjust depending on taste preferences. Amounts are flexible depending on what you like such as adding more salt, cayenne, or honey. Make sure to keep some napkins handy."
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10 m servings 214
Original recipe yields 4 servings (12 cups)


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  1. Mix cinnamon, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and allspice together in a bowl.
  2. Stir butter and honey together in a separate bowl until evenly mixed. Add cinnamon mixture with butter mixture and mix well.
  3. Place popcorn in a bowl and pour butter mixture over popcorn, flipping often to evenly coat each piece.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 214 calories; 12.6 24.1 3.2 31 156 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

What a strange combination of ingredients! But, the result was a delicious bowl of popcorn! I'll make this again!

Most helpful critical review

I didn't have onion powder, don't see the need for it. Interesting flavor mix, like the heat at the end. Doubled the honey/butter/spice mix to accommodate the amount f popcorn I made. For the kn...

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What a strange combination of ingredients! But, the result was a delicious bowl of popcorn! I'll make this again!

This was something different, and I enjoyed the half batch I made. I like spicy, but when it comes to cayenne (or any spice, for that matter, that I think may be too much for me), I usually cut ...

3 words; oh my gosh! This recipe is incredible! I too was dubious about the combination of flavors, but one bite and it was like a party in my mouth! Love this recipe, it's definitely a keeper :...

I made this exactly as written. I thought this popcorn was amazing. None of the ingredients overpowered anything else. I will definitely make this again.

I really liked this combination of flavors. I didn't make as much popcorn as the recipe called for so my topping was more intense and I liked it that way. Very easy to make and great taste. Th...

A very unusual combo that grows on you. Next time I may cut back on the honey as this a little too sweet for me. Perfect for game day with it's not your normal popcorn taste.

I'm currently dairy free, so I used grape seed oil instead of butter. I think that changed it coated the pop corn. It didn't coat well. But, the flavor was awesome! I will definitely make this a...

This bizarre combination of spices makes for a very delicious salty-spicy-sweet popcorn topping. Also, mixing honey into the butter makes the toppings stick nicely to the popcorn. This is the ...

Made it with half the cinnamon & double the salt - total winner!! Took it to a potluck & vanished in minutes - will definitely make again & again & again!!