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Crunchy Cheddar Popcorn Mix

Nuggets of tangy Cheddar make this snack mix truly unique. Be careful...it's addictive!

  • Yields: 4 servings or about 6 cups (1.5L)
  • Preparation: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (57g) GAY LEA - Ivanhoe Cheese,cheddar, divided
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5mL) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5mL) garlic powder
  • 4 cups (1L) unsalted popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup (250mL) small pretzels
  • 1 cup (250mL) woven wheat cereal
  • 1/4 cup (50mL) GAY LEA - Salted Butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7mL) Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Combine 3 tbsp (45 mL) of Ivanhoe cheese with brown sugar, chili and garlic powder in a spice grinder or mini chop; pulse until finely crumbed.
  3. Combine popcorn, pretzels, woven wheat cereal and remaining Ivanhoe Cheese in a bowl. Stir butter with Worcestershire sauce; drizzle over popcorn mixture. Sprinkle with cheese-spice mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Spread on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, stirring once. Cool on baking sheet. Transfer to a bowl.
  • For a spicier snack blend: Replace Cheddar with Monterey Jack with Jalapeno flavour and replace Worcestershire sauce with 1 tbsp (15 mL) Sriracha or another hot sauce.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Photo of - Crunchy Cheddar Popcorn Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (57g) GAY LEA - Ivanhoe Cheese,cheddar, divided
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5mL) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5mL) garlic powder
  • 4 cups (1L) unsalted popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup (250mL) small pretzels
  • 1 cup (250mL) woven wheat cereal
  • 1/4 cup (50mL) GAY LEA - Salted Butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7mL) Worcestershire sauce