Smaug’s Spicy Sprinkle Popcorn is one fiery popcorn topping, inspired by the mighty dragon, ready to ignite everyone’s taste buds during your Hobbit movie night!

With a fiery cayenne and chili kick, the essence of Smaug’s fierce temperament is captured. The subtle glint of edible gold powder hints at the dragon’s insatiable love for all things gold, and adds a touch of opulence to this classic movie night snack.

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Recreate the Smaug Scene

Whether you’re hosting a movie night or a dinner party, props inspired by the scene can help bring the experience of recreating a food scene to life.

Keep the fire to the flavor for safety, but use props to set the scene.

Inspired by Smaug’s hord of gold, scatter gold coins, and use metal bowls in gold, brass and silver.

Alternatively, you can take inspiration from Smaug’s deep underground location and use stone-colored bowls and rocks as your centrepiece, just as I’ve done.


Smaug’s Spicy Sprinkle Popcorn

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Fire up your movie night with a popcorn-topping upgrade with a cayenne and chili kick reflecting Smaug’s fierce temperament. The subtle glint of edible gold powder evokes the dragon’s insatiable love for all things gold.

  • Author: Bryton Taylor
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon gold edible powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 bags microwaveable popcorn


  1. In a separate small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, gold edible powder, and brown sugar.
  2. Pop your bags of popcorn.
  3. If serving in one bowl, start by pouring in one bag of popped popcorn, then sprinkle half of the popcorn topper seasoning. Finish by adding the second bag of popped popcorn and the remaining popcorn topping.

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