Sweet & Spicy Popcorn
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Popcorn gets transformed with the fresh flavors of rosemary, brown sugar, hot pepper and lime.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Snack
Serves: 6 c.
Butter Mixture
  • 4 Tb. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tb. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tb. honey
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves, minced very finely
  • ¼ c. popcorn kernels cooked in 2-3 Tb. vegetable or coconut oil (this yields about 5-6 cups, depending on brand) OR, 6 c. SkinnyPop Original Popcorn
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar and honey over low heat. When melted, remove from heat and add cayenne pepper, salt, lime zest/juice and rosemary. Stir well and set aside until ready to pour over popcorn.
Prepare the Popcorn
  1. If making from scratch, pour 2-3 Tb. vegetable oil into a heavy bottom pan (enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan), along with ¼ c. corn kernels, then cover with a lid.
  2. Bring to medium/high heat and wait for kernels to start popping. Once they do, reduce heat to medium and allow all kernels to pop, keeping the cover on. Shake pan periodically. Once popped, pour into a large bowl and ensure you have a lid handy. OR, to make this step even easier, simply pour 6 c. of SkinnyPop Original Popcorn into a large bowl!
  3. Pour butter mixture over popcorn then cover the bowl with a lid. Shake the bowl vigorously to coat all kernels with the butter mixture.
  4. Allow the popcorn to sit for a few minutes so it absorbs the liquid, then spread it onto a large cookie sheet in one layer.
  5. Place in oven for 5-8 minutes - check periodically to ensure it’s not burning (it can happen quickly).
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes so it becomes crispy. Remove with a spatula into a serving bowl.
  7. This popcorn is best served once it has cooled/dried. You can store in an airtight container for a couple of hours, but it will become soft and damp if not enjoyed within that short window :)
1) You can easily double this recipe - just be sure you have a big enough pot and more than 1 cookie sheet. OR, simply make multiple batches :)

2) Learn more about SkinnyPop popcorn at www.SkinnyPop.com
Recipe by My Delicious Blog at https://www.mydeliciousblog.com/lime-honey-rosemary-popcorn/