Recipe courtesy of Andrea Albin

Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix

This popcorn packs a lot of flavor into very little prep time.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 9 cups
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5 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

8 to 9 cups freshly popped plain unsalted popcorn, preferably popped on the stovetop

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup pepitas


  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the sugar until melted, and then add the chili powder, lemon zest, salt and cayenne. Add the popcorn, almonds and pepitas, and toss to coat.