Sweet n’ Spicy BBQ Popcorn

Sweet n’ Spicy BBQ Popcorn is the perfect game day snack! Popcorn drizzled with jalapeño butter and sprinkled with BBQ seasoning and a pinch of brown sugar. 

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Every January starts out with the idea of “let’s eat better!” And then comes the Super Bowl and I’m all “GIVE ME ALL THE DIPS AND WINGS!” It’s inevitable really.

Sweet n' Spicy BBQ Popcorn is the perfect game day snack! Popcorn drizzled with jalapeño butter and sprinkled with BBQ seasoning and a pinch of brown sugar.

The big game is right up there with Thanksgiving when it comes to food consumed. And while we now know my Hawks won’t be playing, you can be sure that I’m still thinking of the game day snacks that I’ll be making, even if I’m only watching the commercials and the half-time show. That is why I have teamed up with a whole bunch of other bloggers to bring you 60 recipes for your game day menus!

My contribution to this awesome collection is this Sweet n’ Spicy BBQ Popcorn. Everyone loves snacking on popcorn whether they are watching a movie, a big game or just having a party. I’ve decided to spice things up a bit (it’s what I do, if you haven’t noticed) with this Sweet N’ Spicy BBQ Popcorn.

Sweet n' Spicy BBQ Popcorn is the perfect game day snack! Popcorn drizzled with jalapeño butter and sprinkled with BBQ seasoning and a pinch of brown sugar.

I air popped the popcorn and then topped it with jalapeño butter, bbq seasoning and a sprinkling of brown sugar. It has just the right amount of heat, sweet and buttery goodness. And it’s light enough that I can add plenty of the recipes below to the menu too!

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All of your super bowl party needs right in one place!

Sweet n’ Spicy BBQ Popcorn Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons (salt free) BBQ Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt



Pop popcorn in an air popper or on the stove.


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add jalapeños and cook for 1 minute.


In a small bowl combine BBQ seasoning, brown sugar and salt.


Drizzle jalapeno butter over popped popcorn and and sprinkle with seasoning mixture. Toss to coat.


Note: If your BBQ Seasoning has salt, omit the extra salt and season to taste. Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Carrie R
    January 19, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Now this is my kind of popcorn! Love the spicy kick! :)

  • Reply
    Miryam, Eat Good 4 Life
    January 19, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Oh wow, such a great snack. My kids would love me to make something like this. I hope to have time to try it soon!

  • Reply
    January 19, 2017 at 2:47 am

    I need to make this popcorn!! My girls will LOVE it!

  • Reply
    January 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    This popcorn would be perfect for game day! Barbecue is one of my favorite flavors.

  • Reply
    January 18, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Game day food is my jam! I need to make a big bowl of this popcorn!

  • Reply
    Kelsey Rickert
    January 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    You had me at sweet and spicy! I could munch on this popcorn all day!

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