Spicy Popcorn

READY IN: 6mins
Recipe by Darcie Kelly

This recipe is for the person who likes everything spicy hot!! I learned about this trick from a coworker who is a hot food freak! The spicy oil can be used for a varitiey of foods; different types of oils can be used as well. Peanut oil is the best overall choice, since it withstands higher temperatures.

Top Review by littlemafia

Makes you go:why didn't I think if this! I used a small red chili pepper and I loved it! I added some paprika and garlic powder to it, no butter. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 habanero (choose size depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 29.58-44.37 ml vegetable oil or 29.58-44.37 ml peanut oil
  • 118.29 ml popcorn


  1. Put the vegetable or peanut oil in a pot suitable for popping corn.
  2. Warm the oil gently and place sliced habanero in the oil (be careful to wash your hands after handling, and don't touch your eyes or nose!) Stir occasionally for 3 minutes.
  3. Be careful not to heat the oil too much; the smoke from the oil will cause your lungs and eyes to burn.
  4. Remove the sliced habanero from the oil and discard.
  5. Pop your popcorn like you normally would in the spicy oil.
  6. Add your favorite popcorn condiments, such as melted butter, salt, cheese flavoring, or my favorite, butter flavored sprinkles, and enjoy!

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