A spicy buttery snack or appetizer.

Lime Spicy Popcorn in bowl

There’s nothing like the smell and sound of popcorn popping.  It smells soooo good.

It’s one of my all-time favorite foods.

When I was a kid, my very favorite popcorn in the whole world was….Kmart popcorn.

I would even pick that over candy.

This popcorn recipe has a real pop to it.   

Not a “pop” as in sound, but “pop” as in flavor.

Lime with Popcorn Kernel

The cayenne pepper, touch of smoked paprika, and lime juice taste wonderful together.

And not to mention the butter and salt that goes along with it.

It’s a unique snack that really hits the spot.

Here are more recipes with popcorn you may like “Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn” and “Popcorn, Caramel and Chocolate “Ice Cream Cones”

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Lime Popcorn Ingredients

Popped popcorn, butter, smoked paprika, ground red cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt and fresh lime juice

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Pour Popcorn Kernels in Bowl

Pop the popcorn.

Popcorn Kernels on Plate

I like to use a microwave popcorn popper.

Popcorn in Popcorn Popper

It’s so very cool because there’s no oil required.

Popcorn in Popcorn Popper

Just add the popcorn, put the lid on, and in a few minutes….popped popcorn.

Popcorn in Bowl

Just like that.

Set the popcorn aside.

Butter in Pan

Heat a small saucepan on low to medium heat and add butter.

Add Onion Powder in Pot

To the pan, add onion powder…

Add Red Pepper in Pot

…and cayenne pepper (if you don’t like too much heat, use less cayenne pepper).

Smoked Paprika in Pot

Next,

Spices and Butter in Pot

…to the pan,

Spices and Butter in Pot

…add smoked paprika.

Stir Spices and Butter in Pot

Stir the spices and butter together.

Spices and Butter in Pot

Continue stirring until the butter is completely melted (about 2 minutes).

Popcorn in Bowl

Put the popped popcorn in separate serving dishes (or all of the popcorn in one big bowl).

Add Spicy Butter on Popcorn in bowl

Drizzle the smoked paprika and spice butter mixture…

Add Spicy Butter on Popcorn in bowl

…over the popped popcorn.

Add Spicy Butter on Popcorn in bowl

Next,

Add Salt on Popcorn in bowl

…salt to taste.

Add Lime Juice on Popcorn in bowl

Then,

Add Lime Juice on Popcorn in bowl

…sprinkle the juice of half a lime over each serving.

Lime Spicy Popcorn in bowl

Serve while the popcorn is still warm…

Lime Spicy Popcorn in bowl

and…

Lime Spicy Popcorn in bowl

enjoy.

Lime Spicy Popcorn in bowl

A great snack when friends come over or just for yourself.

Lime Spicy Popcorn in bowl

You may need to make extra because it’s so good.

Quartered lime with piece of popcorn

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More Snack Recipes You May Like:

Triple Chocolate Mocha and Banana Malted Smoothie

Lemon Butter and Poppy Seed Popcorn

Oatmeal, Berry and Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Bars

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

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Lime Spicy Popcorn

Smoked Paprika and Lime Spicy Popcorn

Spicy and buttery popcorn makes a delicious snack or appetizer.
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 dashes smoked paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Lime

Instructions

  • Heat a small sauce pan on low to medium heat and add butter, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika (if you don’t like too much heat, use less cayenne pepper).
  • Stir the spices and butter together. 
  • Continue stirring until the butter is completely melted (about 2 minutes). 
  • Put the popped popcorn in separate serving dishes (or all of the popcorn in one big bowl).
  • Drizzle the smoked paprika and spice butter mixture over the popped popcorn. 
  • Salt to taste, and sprinkle the juice of half a lime over each serving of popcorn.
  • Serve while the popcorn is still warm.