It’s National Caramel Popcorn Day!


To celebrate National Caramel Popcorn Day, here’s a rerun of a favorite recipe: Chili-Spiced Caramel Popcorn. 

Keep this recipe in your back pocket for whenever you’re going to have a crowd over and you want something salty and sweet to snack on… it doesn’t have to be National Caramel Popcorn Day!

Oh… and don’t make this Chili Spice Caramel Popcorn too screaming hot… you’ll want the sweetness to come through, too!


Plated + Served: Chili Spiced Salted Caramel Popcorn


This is one snack that’s a winner in everyone’s bracket.

Who doesn’t like popcorn… especially when it’s dressed up in a cloak of delicious salted caramel with the tiniest dash of chili powder for an added kick.

Make a big bowl of this before the Final Four begins on Saturday, and I’ll bet the gang will be demanding more for Monday night’s game. By the time its over and their cutting down the nets in New Orleans, it won’t matter whose bracket won, all they’ll be talking about is the popcorn!


I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: