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Homemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn

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A very spicy popcorn seasoning for the heat lovers!

This Homemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn is a spicy snack recipe great for entertaining, party food, and game day. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free. use any ground pepper with garlic powder and salt for a seasoning kick. #homemadepopcorn #spicyrecipe #spicyfoodHomemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn is a spicy, flavor packed snack food that is perfect for the heat lovers.  Roasted and dried habanero peppers are ground and mixed with garlic powder and salt for a unique popcorn seasoning.

This Homemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn is a spicy snack recipe great for entertaining, party food, and game day. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free. use any ground pepper with garlic powder and salt for a seasoning kick. #homemadepopcorn #spicyrecipe #spicyfoodThis post contains affiliate links.

This Homemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn was inspired by someone I know that just LOVES a strong, spicy food.  Not only do the habanero peppers bring a strong, spicy flavor, but the peppers and garlic provide great flavor.  Popcorn is a great way to add some fun flavors to your snack, appetizer, and party finger food.  Find more popcorn recipes here!

This Homemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn is a spicy snack recipe great for entertaining, party food, and game day. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free. use any ground pepper with garlic powder and salt for a seasoning kick. #homemadepopcorn #spicyrecipe #spicyfoodThere are a lot of different homemade popcorn options out there, like microwaveable bowls and machines.  This machine is perfect for a desk, but I typically prefer to make popcorn on the stove with a large stockpot. Get popcorn kernels here!

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This Homemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn is a spicy snack recipe great for entertaining, party food, and game day. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free. use any ground pepper with garlic powder and salt for a seasoning kick. #homemadepopcorn #spicyrecipe #spicyfood

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Homemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn

A very spicy popcorn seasoning for the heat lovers!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Game Day, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 74kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First, dry your habaneros by slicing them down the middle and putting them in the oven at 200F. Keep an eye on them and if they start browning, drop the temperature so they keep their orange color. Continue cooking until they are rather shrunken and dried out but not completely crisp, approximately 2 hours. Remove from the oven and let cool (where they will harden).
  • When the peppers are dried, pulse them in a food processor or spice grinder to make a powder.
  • Cook the popcorn as per package directions, or as follows: Add the oil to a large, 3 quart or larger pot over medium heat. Add the popcorn kernels and cover, with the lid ajar.
  • Shake the pot back and forth every few minutes. Remove from the heat when the popping has slowed and most kernels are popped, approximately 7 minutes. Set aside.
  • While the popcorn is cooking, mix the habanero powder with the garlic powder and salt.
  • When ready to serve, lightly drizzle the popcorn with approximately 1 teaspoon of oil. Just enough to wet the popcorn without it getting greasy or soggy. Stir to coat. Immediately sprinkle the seasoning on the popcorn and stir again to coat. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can also use dried ground red pepper (cayenne) or any other pepper in place of the habanero.
Be very careful of the fumes and breathing in any pepper powder both when drying and grinding the peppers.
The amount of time it takes for your peppers to dry can vary greatly based on your oven heat and the moisture of the peppers themselves.
It is best to use a neutral oil with no flavor like vegetable or canola oil.
Make a large batch of the seasoning to have on hand!
Get popcorn kernels here!

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
By on October 16th, 2019

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Habanero Garlic Spicy Popcorn”

  1. I make my Habanero popcorn by an alternative method – I make an infused Habanero oil first and then use that to cook the popcorn any time I am in the mood for spicy popcorn (can also use the oil as a starter when making chili, etc.).
    To infuse the oil (peanut, olive, etc. your choice) put the oil in a saucepan on the burner, add Habanero’s sliced in half (I use about 8 to 10 per quart of oil) and then bring oil to a medium temperature, just below where you will burn the peppers, for about 15 minutes.
    Remove from heat. let cool, strain the oil and return to it’s original container and Label as HOT! You must strain the oil to remove all pieces of pepper so that the oil will not go rancid when stored on the shelf.

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