Chipotle Brown Sugar Lime Popcorn & Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

Ok I’ve got one more snack to share with you for your Super Bowl parties on Sunday, or any party for that matter.


Yes it’s another popcorn recipe, but popcorn is a great snack for parties. It’s easy to make, can be kept at room temperature, and can be made ahead of time. This chipotle brown sugar lime popcorn is for all of you who like a little spicy kick to your food.


If you are not familiar with chipotles, there are smoked jalepeno chile peppers. You can buy them in a can with adobo sauce, which is a smokey sauce, or as a powder. Obviously for the popcorn the powder is going to work best. Chipotles can be pretty hot, so depending on how spicy you like things use a little bit at a time.


For this chipotle brown sugar lime popcorn I used a 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle powder (I would do 1/4 teaspoon if you don’t like things quite so spicy), 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of lime zest, juice of half a small lime, and a tablespoon of butter. In a small saucepan I melted the butter and then added the rest of the ingredients and whisked them together. I then poured the butter mixture over my air popped popcorn. I tossed it all together until all the pieces were coated in this spicy, sweet, tangy mix. It was delicious! It will be perfect for grabbing handfuls of during the big game! Below are some other ideas for appetizers, soups, main dishes, and dessert you might want to serve at your Super Bowl party this weekend.


Chipotle Brown Sugar Lime Popcorn

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

2 servings

Spicy tangy popcorn with a hint of sweetness. Perfect for parties or a weekend movie!


  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1/4-1/2 t. chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4-1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. brown sugar
  • 1 t. lime zest
  • Juice of half a small lime


  1. Pop the popcorn kernels in an air popper according to the manufacturers instructions.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium low heat melt the butter.
  3. Add the chipotle powder, salt, sugar, lime zest, and lime juice to the melted butter and whisk together.
  4. Pour the butter mixture over the popped popcorn.
  5. Toss together until all of the popcorn is coated.


Chipotle powder can be spicy for some people, add a small amount at a time until you reach your desired level of spiciness.

This popcorn can be made several hours in advance and can be kept at room temperature.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.


More Super Bowl Party Recipes:


Appetizers and Dips:

Salmon Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Cilantro Green Chile Lime Hummus

Lemon Thyme Popcorn

Pistachio Butter Yogurt Dip

Maple Cinnamon Pecan Popcorn

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus


Main Dishes and Soup:

Chicken Ciabatta Roll Pizzas

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

Chicken Fajita Tostadas

Grandma’s Macaroni and Cheese

Southwest Chicken Soup



Raspberry Salted Caramel Brownies

Oatmeal Everything Cookies

Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Almond Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream

Biscoff Cookie Dough Dip

“Butt”erless Brownie Bites

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