Zesty Popcorn Mix

Zesty Popcorn Mix
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
13 cups


  • 6 cup unsalted popped popcorn or 6 cups broken unsalted rice cakes

  • 3 cup corn chips or coarsely broken tortilla chips

  • 3 cup mini pretzel twists

  • 1 ½ cup dry roasted cashews or peanuts

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ cup snipped dried apricots


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. In a large roasting pan combine popcorn, corn chips, pretzel twists, and cashews. In a small bowl stir together butter, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper. Pour butter mixture over popcorn mixture, tossing to coat.

  2. Bake about 30 minutes or until the coating on snack mix begins to darken slightly, stirring occasionally. Spread snack mix on a large piece of foil and let cool. Stir in dried apricots.

Make-Ahead Directions:

Place snack mix in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 2 days. (For longer storage, use rice cakes instead of popcorn.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
10g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 131mg 3%
Folate, total 9.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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