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Southwest Snack

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 64
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Go ahead and munch! This smart snack uses fat-free and low-fat ingredients to make snacking a pure pleasure.
Created May 30, 2012
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  • 2 bags reduced fat microwave popcorn (any flavour), popped (about 24 cups/6 L)
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) Bugles* Original or Nacho Cheese Flavour Corn Snacks
  • 2 cups (500 mL) pretzel sticks
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) Parmesan cheese


  • 1
    Heat oven to 300ºF. Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn.
  • 2
    Divide popcorn, corn snacks and pretzels between two 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bags.
  • 3
    In small bowl, stir melted spread, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder until blended; pour over mixture in bags. Seal bags; shake to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Seal bags; shake to coat.
  • 4
    Pour mixture into 2 ungreased 13x9-inch pans.
  • 5
    Bake 10 minutes; cool. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Make Ahead: Planning a large party or get-together? Double this recipe. It can be made several days in advance and stored in airtight containers until the big event.
  • Tip 2
    Special Touch: Love the Southwest? Fun and interesting chili-shaped and Southwest-style serving bowls and platters are becoming popular and widely available. They're an excellent way to display and serve your Southwest Snack.

Nutrition Information

45 Calories, 1 1/2 g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 7g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 64 servings (1/2 cup each)
Total Fat
1 1/2 g
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbs
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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