Snacks & Desserts

jalapeño cheddar popcorn

Jalapeño Cheddar Popcorn

A snack time favorite turned up a notch…

Mixing sharp cheddar flavor with bright and spicy jalapeño pepper is a great way to boost the presence of a snack time favorite. Jalapeño cheddar popcorn won’t overwhelm you on heat (unless you want it to), so this is still a pretty family-friendly cheese popcorn option for movie night or parties. Jalapeño powder may be difficult to buy at your local grocer, but we offer it at our spicery so get ready to add this delicious green powder to your spice rack.

Of course, you can add additional jalapeño powder if you want to boost up that spiciness (or more cheddar cheese powder for some more sharpness), but we let the choice be yours here. If you like this recipe, be sure to check out some of our other spicy popcorn recipes that’ll totally elevate your snack game.

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Chipotle chocolate chip cookies

Chipotle Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cookie made of fire and smoke… Chipotle peppers and chocolate are a pairing made heaven. Chipotle’s smoky and earthy undertones pair so well with rich and earthy chocolate. So what’s a better vehicle than chocolate chip cookies to get … Read more

Spicy Peanut Butter Cookies

Spicy Peanut Butter Cookies

Nutty and naughty…

For those that love peanut butter (who’s not raising their hand?), get ready for a cookie evolution. Introducing cayenne pepper to the ever-popular peanut butter cookie is sure to make your taste buds scream and shout. It’s earth and fire, sweet and spice, nutty and naughty all in one.

But cayenne pepper is only one direction you can turn. This is one versatile cookie when it comes to spicy seasonings. You could opt for the extreme – something even fiercer (like habanero powder). Or turn things down a notch or three while adding a hint of smoke (with chipotle or ancho powders). They all work and each brings its own twist to this cookie favorite. Feel free to experiment as the traditional peanut butter cookie is a great canvas from which to play.

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jalapeno popcorn

Jalapeño Popcorn

Adding a fresh spicy flavor to your snack food fave…

Popcorn is a perfect snack for bringing “spicy” to life. It’s tasty but rather neutral in flavor, making it a terrific culinary base by which to play with peppers, for both their heat and overall flavor. For instance, jalapeño popcorn uses fresh jalapeños to bring a spicy fresh flavor to the olive oil used to cook the popcorn. We like it, too, with a little sprinkle of jalapeño powder to add a little extra spicy brightness to the bowl.

Want to play even more with popcorn? See our spicy popcorn recipes or take a look at our hot sauce with popcorn primer.

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spicy granola

Spicy Granola

Hello smoky sizzle…

Granola is one of those perfect “pick me up” foods – whether as a morning breakfast or afternoon snack it gives you a nice boost of energy (and it tastes pretty good too!). You’ll find many recipes for spiced granola, but spicy granola? Well that’s another story. We like our granola with a little sizzle…in fact smoky sizzle in this recipe.

The heat comes from a mix of smoked paprika and cayenne pepper powder. You can control the smoke to heat levels by adjusting the amounts in the recipe according to what you want. Less smoke, more heat? Lower the smoked paprika, increase the cayenne. The spiciness makes this more a snacking granola than a breakfast option (but hey – we certainly don’t judge – we reach for heat at breakfast all the time).

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spicy mexican hot chocolate cookies

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate (times two) meets smoky chipotle pepper…

You can’t go wrong with rich chocolatey cookies with a hint of smoky spiciness. That’s the premise behind these spicy Mexican hot chocolate cookies. Cocoa powder and chocolate chips provide a sweet foil to smoky chipotle powder and fiery cayenne pepper. It’s a mouth explosion of earthy sweet and a wisp of smoke and heat.

As an extra touch try dusting these cookies with a little touch of chipotle powder before serving. Just a light dusting provides a more immediate smoky heat experience.

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Spicy Apple Chips

Spicy Apple Chips

A perfect healthy on-the-go spicy snack…

Fruity sweet, crisp, and spicy – spicy apple chips are a real healthy treat, especially if you’re the “on the go” type.Put a handful into a ziploc bag and go! They are perfect for lunches and afternoon snacks.

The recipe mixes cinnamon and cayenne pepper powder. It’s a perfect pairing in our book – earthy sweet and spicy, without being over-spiced to the point where the heat is secondary. Of course, feel free to experiment with additional spices, too. A touch of nutmeg or allspice can be a great adaptation to the base recipe.

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Spicy Dilly Beans

Spicy Dilly Beans

A crunchy and spicy treat!

You may know dilly beans by another name – pickled green beans. However you name it, spicy dilly beans are a total treat to eat. The cayenne pepper powder provides a nice little spice to go along with the delicious dill freshness and pickled tang.

Plus, green beans are so good pickled – their crunch lasts and lasts, so the last dilly bean tastes just as good as the first! That’s, of course, if a jar lasts you more than a sitting. This is the kind of spicy snack that you can devour pretty quickly. 

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smoked almonds

Fiery Smoked Almonds

Snack with smoky flair… Spicy snacking is one of our favorite things to do, though adding smokiness to the table really takes things to another level. These fiery smoked almonds are pure yum and simple to make. Prep only takes … Read more

Sriracha Popcorn

Sriracha Popcorn

A quick and tasty spicy snack…

Hot sauce and popcorn are a terrific snacking mix. Buttery, salty, and fiery – all are here and it only takes a couple of minutes to pull together. And we’d go to bat for Sriracha sauce being the perfect hot sauce for the job. It adds a little garlic undertone to the popcorn flavor, and just enough heat to be enjoyable for party snacking. Feel free to adjust the amount of Rooster sauce and salt used to better fit your heat tolerance and dietary needs. 

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