Buffalo Wing Popcorn

Buffalo Style Popcorn

This recipe combines the delicious buffalo wing flavor with popcorn to create an easy, flavorful snack.
4.34 from 3 votes
Course Snack
Servings 12


  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 8 cups popped plain popcorn (from 1⁄2 cup kernels)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp butter unsalted, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 300°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly coat parchment and a large bowl with nonstick spray.
  • Add popcorn to bowl. Set baking sheet aside.
  • Bring sugar and 1⁄4 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil, swirling pan occasionally, until caramel is a deep amber color, about 10–12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; stir in hot sauce and butter (mixture will bubble vigorously). Return to a boil and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in salt, baking soda, and cayenne. Working quickly, pour caramel mixture over popcorn and toss to coat.
  • Spread out popcorn on prepared baking sheet and bake, tossing once, until dry, 15–20 minutes. Let cool.
  • Store airtight at room temperature to keep out moisture.


Keyword Buffalo Wing Popcorn, circle kitchen, Recipe, snack
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