Recipe courtesy of Turner Broadcasting System

Game Day Hot Sweet Popcorn

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
This popcorn is the perfect blend of sweet and salty that satisfies both your sweet tooth and savory craving with only 100 calories. Serve big bowls of this on game day as a lighter option.



  1. Combine the sugar, 1 tablespoon of the oil, the salt and pepper in a small bowl; set aside. 
  2. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the popcorn kernels in a large pot set over medium-high heat. Cover and shake the pan occasionally until the popping stops, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the popcorn to a bowl. 
  3. Add the sugar mixture to the hot pot, reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the mixture become nearly liquid, about 1 minute. Remove the pot from the heat, stir the popcorn back in, and toss until the popcorn is evenly coated, about 2 minutes, then serve.

Cook’s Note

Store this popcorn for up to 3 days in an airtight container.