Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Popcorn Mix

Sriracha is a tangy, garlicky Thai chili sauce that has become a favourite with hot sauce fans and it really sings in this sweet-savoury movie-night snack.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
12 cups


  • 1 cup pecan halves

  • ½ cup hulled (green) pumpkin seeds

  • 12 cups freshly popped popcorn (microwave, air-popped or stovetop)

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup Gay Lea Spreadables Butter, Cinnamon & Brown Sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Spread pecan halves and pumpkin seeds on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast for 6 to 8 minutes or until fragrant; cool slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, melt Spreadables butter with hot sauce.

  3. Combine warm popcorn with pecan halves, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries in a large bowl. Drizzle with butter mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and re-toss to distribute salt evenly. Serve immediately.


To make popcorn on the stovetop, set a large heavy pot with a tight fitting lid over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) Spreadables Original; heat until just melted. Sprinkle 1/2 cup (125 mL) popcorn kernels evenly over the bottom of the pan. Cover and cook, shaking pan occasionally, until the popping stops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
12g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 109mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.