From App to Snack: Jalapeno Popper Popcorn

Fried foods aren’t really my bag.  They smell, look and sound good..but they leave me feeling kinda crappy.  Am I alone in this?

Well, I decided to remake an often-craved fried food in a slightly-better-for-you snack. Yep—I put the flavors of a jalapeno popper in my popcorn.

It happened and boy, am I glad it did.

Also, this popcorn has bacon.  Do you need any more convincing to make this?  I think not.

Jalapeno Popper Popcorn

serves 2

1/4 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1 paper lunch sack
1/4 cup of light butter
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
3 tbsp breadcrumbs (I used Italian flavored)
3 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup of chopped (cooked) bacon (about 3 strips)

Pour your kernels in the lunch sack and fold it down twice. Place the bag in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes or until there is like 10 seconds between pops.  You can skip this step and just make a premade bag of popcorn, if you like.

Melt the butter in a small ramekin (in the microwave) and add in the diced jalapenos.  Spread your cooked popcorn on a sprayed cookie sheet and pour about half of the butter/jalapeno mixture evenly over the kernels. Sprinkle salt and the breadcrumbs over that.

Bake at 350 for 6-7 minutes.

Cook your bacon in the other half of the butter/jalapeno mixture. Then chop it.

Toss the popcorn, bacon and goat cheese in a large bowl and toss it around to mix.  Add more salt if desired.

“Hungry monster” is Renee from, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site.  She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes.  Go visit her blog and say hi.  Or follow her on Twitter  @athungrymonster.

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One comment

  • ML December 11, 2012  

    This is revolutionary. I can’t wait to try it…..for years I’ve been trying to perfect my popcorn but I never thought to try the baking method.

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