Southwest Snack

Go ahead and munch! This smart snack uses fat-free and low-fat ingredients to make snacking a pure pleasure.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 64

Ingredients

2
bags 94% fat-free microwave popcorn (any flavor), popped (24 cups)
6
cups Bugles® nacho cheese flavor corn snacks
2
cups fat-free pretzel sticks
2
tablespoons no-trans-fat vegetable oil spread, melted
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
cup grated 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

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.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.