Buffalo Popcorn Recipe

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Riley Published: February 23, 2021 Modified: September 25, 2021
Buffalo Popcorn Recipe

How To Make Buffalo Popcorn

Adding a little spice to your basic popcorn flavor, this buffalo popcorn snack is a total win. Taste the paprika, cayenne, and hot sauce mixture.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1tsppaprika
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1tbspsugar
  • 2tbsphot sauce
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • tbspcoconut oil
  • cupyellow popcorn kernels


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, cayenne, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a separate small bowl, mix together the sugar, hot sauce, and olive oil. Set aside.

  3. Melt the coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add 3 to 4 popcorn kernels and cover with the lid.

  4. Once they pop, add the rest of the kernels and cover, shaking every 10 seconds until they begin to pop.

  5. Once the pops are more than 3 seconds apart, turn off the heat and let sit for 15 seconds to allow any final kernels to pop.

  6. Uncover and drizzle the hot sauce mixture over the popcorn. Carefully toss to coat.

  7. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat evenly.

  8. Transfer to a bowl and eat immediately or spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and let cool completely before storing in a sealed container for up to 2 days.

  9. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 155.98kcal
  • Fat: 12.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.43g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.02g
  • Fiber: 1.52g
  • Sugar: 3.37g
  • Protein: 1.22g
  • Sodium: 187.62mg
  • Calcium: 2.65mg
  • Potassium: 53.06mg
  • Iron: 0.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 17.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.36mg
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