Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

So what was your favorite Christmas gift? Did you guys get anything awesome? I got an iPhone, finally.

bye phone

I think my old phone took the blow pretty hard. It was literally spinning on this screen for over an hour as it slowly died for the last time ever. Poor little guy. It’s hard to hate you so much when you look so forlorn.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

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Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

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Now that I have a big girl phone, I keep waiting for the moment when I turn into that jerk who can’t carry on a conversation because they’re staring at they’re phone constantly. It hasn’t happened yet, mostly because there is nothing to do. I’m super lazy about technology set-up. Read the manual? Puh-lease.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

I’ve got the perfect appetizer/snack for you to make on New Year’s Eve, whether you will be partying all night or falling asleep on the couch with a warm blanket. Popcorn is the great equalizer.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

Popcorn is one of those foods that I get bored chewing after like 3 seconds. But instead of muscling through it, I just shove the next handful in, hunched over my bowl, cheeks bulging, looking like a small woodland creature getting prepped for winter.

Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

I added Sriracha, of course, that being my trendy-food-item of choice. And cheddar! The cheese is totally optional, but it balances out the heat rather nicely.  This is so easy to throw together. You can use any hot sauce you want, of course. The amount called for doesn’t make it overly spicy, but if you are worried, start with less. Happy New Year everybody! Come back on Wednesday to see my personal favorites from 2013.  Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

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Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn

Serves 6 small servings (Makes 8 cups)     adjust servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha, or any hot sauce
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese, optional


  1. In a small bowl, melt the butter. Add the Sriracha and stir to combine.
  2. Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Slowly drizzle the butter mixture over the popcorn, stirring as you go. Add salt to taste and stir some more.
  3. Sprinkle the finely shredded cheddar over the popcorn and gently stir it in. Serve immediately.


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Source: adapted from The Curvy Carrot