Thursday, February 2, 2012

spicy mocha popcorn

Once again the Superbowl somehow snuck up on me. Yesterday I learned that it is happening 3 days from now...!?

Clearly I'm no football fan, but I do love my football-crazy son and he loves a Superbowl party, even if he is both host and sole attendee.

We've talked about a spicy baked shrimp recipe that we saw in the Sunday supplement, and after hearing my sister rave about them, I'm also thinking of making deviled eggs with Sriracha

Yes, this child loves a little heat in his food. So the third thing I will be making is this popcorn, sprinkled with every combination of deep, sweet and spicy powder that we had in the house. The "mocha" is a bit of a misnomer, since there is no milk in here, but I couldn't think of a better way to describe it. Any ideas?
spicy mocha popcorn

1 tsp instant espresso powder
1 tsp cocoa powder
1-2 tsp sugar (I like more, C likes less)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I like less, C likes more)

All you do is whisk it together and toss it with a big bowl of popcorn. We pop on the stove, so there is just enough oil on the kernels to hold the powder on. If you use a hot air popper or microwave with no oil, you might want to drizzle a little melted butter or coconut oil over your bowl first.


  1. Coffee and cayenne together, heaven!! I must try this.

  2. This sounds crazy interesting! We do a butter, seasalt, spike and nutritional yeast. That's as daring as we've gotten.

  3. Well, I'll have to try your flavorings, Sam! Usually I'm so piggish that I just eat it right out of the pot with no embellishments. :|


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