Mason Jar Gifts - Spicy BBQ Popcorn

Give the gift of popcorn in a jar! Assemble the spice mix and gift along with directions for an amazing holiday snack.


This popcorn can be made easily on the stove, and offers a delicious blend of spices for an extra unique kick.

Spice Mix Ingredients
Brown sugar
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Dry mustard
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Chili powder
1 teaspoon
Garlic powder
1 teaspoon
Onion powder
1 teaspoon
Ground cumin
1 teaspoon
Ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon
Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon

*Combine the spice mix and place in a ziplock bag. Add to a mason jar along with 1 cup of popcorn kernels.


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a thick-bottomed stock pot on medium-high heat.
  2. Put 3-4 popcorn kernels in the oil and wait for them to pop.
  3. When the kernels pop, add 1/3 cup popcorn kernels in an even layer.
  4. Cover the pot, remove from heat and count 30 seconds (this brings all of the kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop at the same time).
  5. Return the pan to the heat. The popping should begin all at once! Once the kernels are all popping, gently shake the pan.
  6. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and season with 2 teaspoon olive oil and 2 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mix.