The finger-licking spices from a barbeque flavored potato chip is a special treat usually enjoyed during large picnics or other social gatherings.  Although I typically do not purchase these chips as a regular snack for our family, I not-so-secretly love to eat them when I’m at a party.  I find the seasonings to be the perfect balance of salty-sweet and spice.  The flavoring on those chips is a guilty pleasure I indulge in from time to time.

Using those potato chips as inspiration, I’ve put together a barbeque spice blend to season air-popped popcorn with.  Instead of using butter to help the seasonings adhere to the kernels, I prefer to use grape seed oil for its light, clean, neutral taste.  It is also a great source of polyunsaturated fat.

If you’re looking for a tasty snack to make at home, this recipe would make a great project for you and your children to make together in the kitchen.  Feel free to add a little more or less of any of the spices listed to make your own unique blend of barbeque flavoring.

Lastly,  this recipe is a great one to serve family and friends with wheat, egg, dairy, soy, and nut allergies. Enjoy!


Recipe: BBQ Flavored Popcorn

  • Prep Time: 5 min(s)
  • Cook Time: 5 min(s)
  • Total Time: 10 min(s)
  • Servings: 4-6

A simple but tasty recipe for BBQ Popcorn. Like your favorite flavored potato chips, this zesty snack makes a great quick and easy appetizer or treat the whole family will love.


    • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard powder
    • 3 tablespoons grape seed oil
    • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels


    • In a small bowl, mix the garlic salt, smoked paprika, sugar, onion powder, chili powder, table salt, and mustard until evenly combined.
    • Using an air popper, pop the corn kernels into a large bowl.
    • Drizzle the oil over the popcorn, shaking the bowl gently to evenly distribute the oil over all the pieces.
    • Shake some of the spices over the popcorn and gently shake the bowl again. Repeat this a couple more times until the seasonings are all used up and evenly distributed.
    • Serve immediately.

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