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These Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets are seasoned to perfection, battered in potato chip crumbs and served with my favorite bang bang sauce!

These Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets are seasoned to perfection, battered in potato chip crumbs and served with my favorite bang bang sauce | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #tofunuggets #vegannuggets

Crispy, spicy and completely delicious! These Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets are an appetizer that everyone will love. They are marinated with LOTS of flavors, rolled in crushed potato chips and served with bang bang sauce. These are the ultimate party snack!

How to make Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets

To give these tofu nuggets lots of flavor, we’ve got to start with a good marinade. Combine non-dairy milk, buffalo sauce and lots of spices. Break apart a block of extra firm tofu (it needs to be extra firm to hold the nugget shape) and add the pieces to the marinade. Place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but longer is better!

While the tofu is marinating, break apart the potato chips until they look like breadcrumbs. Dip the marinated tofu in the chips and place them on a baking sheet. It can be a little tricky getting the chip crumbs to stick – don’t be afraid to really press them in with your hands.

Give them a quick spray of olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and crispy.

These Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets are seasoned to perfection, battered in potato chip crumbs and served with my favorite bang bang sauce | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #tofunuggets #vegannuggets
These Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets are seasoned to perfection, battered in potato chip crumbs and served with my favorite bang bang sauce | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #tofunuggets #vegannuggets

How to serve Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets

While the nuggets are baking, let’s make the dipping sauce. If you haven’t tried my Bang Bang Tofu recipe, then I recommend you try that one too! Bang bang sauce is creamy, and a little spicy. It is the perfect dipping sauce for these nuggets.

You could also serve them with some pre-made ranch or even ketchup. Look, the more dipping sauces the better!

These tofu nuggets are best served straight out of the oven while they’re still hot and crispy!

These Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets are seasoned to perfection, battered in potato chip crumbs and served with my favorite bang bang sauce | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #tofunuggets #vegannuggets
These Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets are seasoned to perfection, battered in potato chip crumbs and served with my favorite bang bang sauce | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #tofunuggets #vegannuggets

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Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets

Servings: 25 nuggets
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
These Spicy Popcorn Tofu Nuggets are seasoned to perfection, battered in potato chip crumbs and served with my favorite bang bang sauce!
4.70 from 10 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE BANG BANG SAUCE

Instructions
 

  • Combine the milk, buffalo sauce and all of the seasonings in a bowl. Break apart the tofu into 1-inch pieces and add them to the bowl. Press the tofu down to submerge and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Dip each piece of tofu in the crushed potato chips and place on the baking sheet.** Spray with olive oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until browned, flipping halfway.***
  • While the tofu is baking, make the bang bang sauce. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Let the tofu cool slightly, top with chopped parsley, then serve hot with the dipping sauce.

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Notes

*The finer you make the chip crumbs the better they will stick. Feel free to use a food processor to get a super fine texture.
**It can be a little tricky getting the chips to stick. Don’t be afraid to really press the chips into the tofu with your hands. 
***Be careful when flipping the tofu so that the coating stays on.
Calories: 101kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer, Snack
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