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A Sriracha Popcorn Recipe That Packs a Punch

If you love bold and zesty flavors, you're in for a treat with this sriracha popcorn!

Sriracha's distinctive blend of tanginess and heat can elevate any dish, and today, we're bringing that same fiery goodness to popcorn. 

Ready to turn up the heat? Then grab your Popper and let’s make sriracha popcorn:

Sriracha Popcorn Ingredients

  • ½ cup kernels
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha (or more, depending on how much heat you want!)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt, to taste

How to Make Sriracha Popcorn

Step 1: Heat

Set your stove to medium heat. Let the Popper preheat for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2: Pour Oil

Coat the pot with oil and allow it to sizzle.

Step 3: Add Kernels

Drop 2-3 kernels into the Popper. When the first one pops, pour in the rest.

Step 4: Pop

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Close the Popper and start turning the crank as the kernels pop.  

PRO TIP: If the spinner gets stuck while you crank, some kernels might have gotten stuck behind it. To release them, all you have to do is gently lift the spinner with your finger. Don’t worry, it doesn’t get as hot as the rest of the pot.

Step 5: Remove 

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Once popping slows, take the pot off the heat and remove the lid to allow steam to escape.

Step 6: Make Sriracha Mixture

Melt unsalted butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, then add in the sriracha, honey, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Mix well. 

Step 7: Combine

Drizzle the sriracha mixture over the popcorn, then toss the Popper or give it a few cranks. Season with salt to taste.

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy Your Sriracha Popcorn

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Pour your spicy popcorn into a large bowl and serve it with ice-cold drinks. 

Add Some Spice to Your Life

Popcorn and sriracha together create one hard-to-resist treat. It’s great for game night, Super Bowl Sunday, and for when you want to change up your usual buttery popcorn during movie night

Want more recipes to make with your Popper? Head on over to our blog! We share how to make snacks like hurricane popcorn, dill pickle popcorn, and more. 

FAQs About Sriracha Popcorn

What is sriracha sauce made of?

Sriracha is a blend of peppers, garlic, distilled vinegar, sugar, and salt. It’s a Thai hot sauce used as a condiment for seafood, pho noodles, and all kinds of dishes. It also gives popcorn a zesty kick! 

How spicy is sriracha?

Sriracha is on the milder side of hot sauces. Some brands are hotter than others, but generally it’s not as spicy as Tabasco or the ones they feature in Hot Ones.

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