Snacks & Desserts

Habanero chocolate chip cookies

Fiery Chocolate Chip Habanero Cookies

A spicy twist to a cookie favorite.

Are you a spicy food fan and a chocolate chip cookie purist? These fiery cookies are right up your alley. Nothing fancy, just vanilla-rich cookie dough, delicious chocolate chips (and lots of them), and the big sweet heat of a habanero pepper. It’s a whole lot of flavor in a simple package. If you want things even hotter, double down on the habanero.

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Old Bay Popcorn

Tasty Old Bay Popcorn

The perfectly seasoned popcorn.

Sure you could just microwave up some popcorn and sprinkle it with Old Bay – no judgement here. We’ve done that, too. But Old Bay popcorn is so much better when you’ve oil popped the corn kernels and butter-coated it just right with the crab spice, salt, and pepper. It’s a treat and very simple to do. Plus, it doesn’t take really that much more time than a microwave popcorn bag. So what’s stopping you the next time you have a hankerin’ for crab corn?

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Easy Habanero Ice Cream

Heat up your basic store-bought vanilla!

You don’t need an ice cream maker to concoct some unique spicy ice cream flavors. All it takes is your favorite store-bought vanilla ice cream, your favorite tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, and orange all work great here), and a few habanero peppers. It’s a serious blast to your senses – creamy, sweet, tangy, and of course sizzling hot! And, of course, ice cream is often used to relieve chili burn, so the heat doesn’t stick around as long as you’d think. 

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Homemade Spicy Applesauce

Homemade Spicy Applesauce

A twist on the basic…

Want to make that apple sauce something a little more memorable? Then let’s take it to new spicy levels.

This is a simple homemade spicy applesauce recipe that takes less than an hour to make. With its cayenne and crushed red pepper, it’s a terrific side dish to a spicy pork chop or really any type of barbecue. Plus, it makes for a fun twist on a simple snack, and don’t forget it as a dessert option. Try it with some vanilla ice cream for a terrific after-dinner treat.

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Sweet Chili Sauce Spicy Ice Cream Topping

A mango sorbet pairing made in heaven

Pairing this spicy ice cream topping with mango sorbet is pure awesome, plain and simple. The tropical fruit sweetness mixed with the Thai chili heat just works. And this is an easy dessert topping to pull together on the quick. If you have some Thai sweet chili sauce in the fridge, you are a quarter of the way there. Give it a go when you’re craving a tropical fruit sorbet or ice cream.

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