If Buffalo wings and kettle corn married, this would be their baby! This popcorn is sweet, salty, and spicy all at the same time! It's a winner for football parties. If you like blue cheese, try sprinkling a few blue cheese crumbles over your serving of popcorn. I put a small bowl of blue cheese crumbles next to the popcorn bowl so people can add some if they wish.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
36 mins
10 mins
56 mins
8 cups


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Fill with popcorn.

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone pad.

  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, without stirring and swirling pan gently as needed, until sugar has melted and the caramel is a deep amber color, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Stir Buffalo sauce and butter carefully into the caramel; it will spit and bubble and may form a ball. Return to heat; bring to a boil, stirring until caramel is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda and cayenne pepper.

  • Pour spicy caramel mixture carefully over the popcorn. Toss to completely coat, guarding your hands from the hot caramel. Spread the coated popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until dry, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes; stir.

Cook's Note:

You can also pop about 1/2 cup of unpopped popcorn to yield 8 cups.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 31.7g 10% DV; fat 9.5g 15% DV; cholesterol 11.4mg 4% DV; sodium 502.6mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Wow! This didn't last long with my family!! I saw that this didn't have any reviews and created an account just so that I could be the first. :) . We made this vegan just by using Smart Balance butter. Fantastic and easy to make! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The recipe is supposed to serve 8. There are only 2 of us and it is not last long. I will definitely be making this again, and soon. Great recipe! Read More