Microwave fruity popcorn mix

4
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
6 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
1 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
With popcorn, dried mixed fruit, and roasted peanuts, this snack is the perfect mix of salty, sweet, and crunchy—it’s satisfying for a variety of cravings. Avoid using butter-flavored popcorn in this recipe, which is higher in fat and calories than plain popcorn. If you are popping the corn yourself, you will need about 1⁄3 cup of unpopped kernels to yield 6 cups popped. Use any combination of dried fruits that you like, such as dried cranberries, cherries, raisins, pineapple, or apricots. The curry powder, ground ginger, and cayenne pepper are combined with oil so it coats the ingredients well.

Ingredients

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Curry powder

½ tsp

Ginger root

½ tsp

Cayenne pepper

tsp

Plain microwave popped popcorn

6 cup(s)

Dried mixed fruit

½ cup(s)

Unsalted dry roasted peanuts

cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Combine the oil, curry powder, ginger, and cayenne in a microwavable cup. Microwave on High until fragrant, 45 – 60 seconds.
  2. Combine the popcorn, dried fruit morsels, and peanuts in a large bowl. Drizzle the spice mixture over the popcorn mixture and toss gently to coat. Yields 3/4 cup per serving.