The perfect balance of spicy and sweet, this Popcorn Snack Mix is healthier than traditional Chex mix and highly addictive. Make a batch for your game day party or an afternoon snack.
It’s snack time! I whipped up this highly addictive popcorn snack mix for the first time a few weeks ago and I think I’ve made it 3 more times since then. It’s amazing. The perfect balance of spicy and sweet and full of goodies! I wanted a Chex mix-type recipe but after looking at several recipes, I decided to do my own thing. I subbed popcorn for pretzels for a boost of whole grains, threw in some rice chex, almonds and peanuts and then made a game-time decision to also add some Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies.
This makes a great afternoon snack but it also makes enough to feed a crowd. Bring a batch along next time you head out to watch a football or basketball game! Your friends will thank you.
Here’s how you make it:
It’s pretty much foolproof! This uses about half the butter that most of the recipes I looked at used, but it’s enough to add a bit of richness. The brown sugar gives it a hint of sweetness and the spices really take it to the next level! Feel free to sub in your favorite nuts or add even more goodies!