Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix

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.


  • 1 cup cheddar bunnies
  • 1.5 cups Rice Chex
  • 4 cups air-popped plain popcorn
  • 1.5 cup mixed nuts
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, spices and brown sugar and stir to combine.
  3. Pour slowly over popcorn mixture while stirring. Stir until well-coated.
  4. Transfer to a large baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

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