August 22, 2016

DIY Siracha Salt

Wedding Favors; something that is losing its appeal to Millennials, especially those not in the South. I was telling one of my friends who lives in New York what we did for our favors and she looked at me with a confused face. She had no idea that wedding favors were a thing! Speaking of, if you're one of the up and coming generation, make sure to brush up on these 10 Wedding Etiquette Rules, they are SO important (especially #2 and #9 because both happened on our day and it was frustrating). Not surprisingly, making the favors was one of the things I was most excited about. It may be because I love to give gifts, but it may be because I have a weird affinity for tiny glass jars. Other cute favor ideas we had were honey, candy, candles, soap. Usability/make-ability was a huge factor in picking what we wanted to do.

For our wedding favors I decided to make my own siracha salt and put it in little glass jars for everyone. I was back and forth on so many different options because I think favors are such a neat (and cute) way to say thank you to all of the people that have been supporting you. I wanted something that the guests could take with them but could also replicate. I went to a wedding a few years ago that had this amazing chocolate bark and I remember thinking, "This is awesome, but I want some more." We also wanted something guests wouldn't hate but also something that still reflected us as a couple. From what my family tells me, everyone loved them. So here is how I made the siracha salt; it is so simple that it is almost stupid. All ingredients I got from Walmart for under $6 and it makes a lot of salt. No matter what your cooking skills are, you can do this (as long as you don't forget to set a timer...).

DIY Siracha Salt


  • Siracha Sauce
  • Large Grained Salt (Like sea salt or kosher salt)
  • Baking Sheet
  • Bowl
  • Bag (or something to store the extra in, small jars)

1. Pour salt into bowl. If the grains are too big, crush in mortar and pestle (aka the thing you use to crush up herbs - we have this one)

2. Pour Siracha into bowl. Depending on how hot you want the salt, tasting is the best way to tell if you have enough Siracha. Only taste after you have mixed.

3. Mix. The easiest way to do this is with your hands. Mix until all the salt has a nice coating of Siracha. Add more Siracha to taste, repeating Step 2 and Step 3. I thought the siracha would lose its spiciness when it dried, but I was wrong. The amount of spiciness you taste before is more or less what you'll get after you bake it.

4. Spread Siracha Salt over baking sheet in thin layer. The easiest way I found to do this is put down a piece of tin foil down and then spread the siracha salt over the tin foil.

5. Bake on 350° for 3 mins. After the 3 mins, take out and if salt is still wet, put in for 1 min. Repeat until salt is dry. I left mine in for 3 mins, stirred it, and then put it back in for 2 mins. I like mine a tad bit brown on the edges because it gives the salt a smoky flavor. Don't burn the salt, it will burn and turn brown/black!

6. Put in cute container to use!

Here is a link to a PDF if you wish to download the recipe and print it off.

All photos courtesy of Courtney Goldman Photography.

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