Chili-Lime Popcorn

Popcorn is one of the easiest kid-friendly snacks. Skip store-bought flavored popcorn with artificial ingredients and whip up a batch of chili-lime popcorn at home. This is a great basic recipe by Chef Alekka Sweeney to get your littles into the kitchen with you. Once you show them the simple process, they can take the lead for future snack preparations.

Alekka Sweeney is a Pittsburgh-based culinary director and baking instructor focused on dining curations and cooking classes. After more than 20 years spent in Chicago, her main goal is to share her culinary and baking skills with all ages and cooking levels. Her kid-friendly recipes are intended to be easy enough to give children some independence in the kitchen, encourage them to explore new flavors, and help them learn to prepare things for the entire family to enjoy.

Chili-Lime Popcorn Recipe

Yields 5 servings


5 cups air popped popcorn

1-2 Limes, juiced

1 Tbsp Chili Powder

Kosher Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Place Popcorn, Lime Juice and Chili powder in a paper bag and shake until all ingredients are mixed well.

Recipre by Alekka Sweeney / Styling by Keith Recker / Photography by Dave Bryce / Story by Star Laliberte

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