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Southwest popcorn

Southwest Popcorn

Popcorn is a great way to eat a whole grain and it’s a delicious snack! Our Southwest Popcorn Recipe is a little sweet, a little spicy and just yummy. 

Southwest Popcorn Recipe

Yield: ~2 Tablespoons
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  • 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 heaping bowl of popped popcorn
  • Olive oil (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions for Kids

Combine sugar, garlic powder, cumin and chili powders in a glass jar.  Place lid on jar and shake to combine.

Lightly sprinkle the popcorn seasoning to taste onto a large bowl of popped popcorn–we like ours drizzled with olive oil, too. Start with ½ teaspoon and add more if you want it.  Stir or shake to combine. Salt to taste. Serve warm.

The remaining popcorn seasoning will stay fresh in the jar for several months, providing you with an easy go-to snack seasoning.


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