Cocoa-Cayenne Popcorn

Photo: Travis Rathbone
Spicy and sweet are the flavors you'll experience as you snack on Cocoa-Cayenne Popcorn. Olive oil spray is our low-cal trick to getting the toppings to stick on the air-popped popcorn.


Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups popcorn)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 137
Fat 4.9 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 4 mg


3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
10 cup air-popped plain popcorn
Olive oil cooking spray


1. Into a medium bowl, sift together the sugar, cocoa powder, cayenne pepper, and allspice.

2. Place the popcorn in a large, shallow bowl. Coat with a 10-second spray of olive oil while stirring. Sprinkle the cocoa and spice mixture evenly on top; toss until well-coated.

Paul Piccuito,


March 2013