Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix

My never-ending love affair with smoked paprika is only getting stronger. I’ve paired my favorite spice with my all-time favorite snack to create an addicting, yet light, snacky party food. Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix looks classy enough for any soiree, and guests will appreciate a low-cal alternative  to the typical party fare.

Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix

This party mix is super easy to prepare and can be made way ahead of time to cut back on last minute party tasks. Simple to double or triple, this is one treat that won’t be leftover!

Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix

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Preheat your oven to 275°F. Gather your ingredients. You will need about nine cups popped popcorn. I made my own on the stove top, you can find that recipe here. Also, two cups chex cereal (I used corn, it’s whatever variety you prefer,) half a cup mixed nuts, one tablespoon sunflower oil, 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika, and half a teaspoon salt. My mixed nuts were lightly salted with sea salt, and I also used sea salt in this recipe. You can substitute olive oil for the sunflower oil if you prefer, I love the flavor the sunflower oil gives the popcorn.

Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix

Combine the popcorn, cereal, and nuts together in a large bowl. Mix the sunflower oil, smoked paprika and salt together in a small bowl. Stir well to incorporate with a fork and drizzle the oil mixture over the popcorn mixture. Use a wooden spoon to evenly coat the dry mixture. Pour everything onto a 12 X 18″ sheet pan, sprinkle with a little more smoked paprika and sea salt, and bake for about 15 minutes.

Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix

That’s it! So simple. You can make this Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix up to one week ahead of time and store in an airtight container. This recipe makes 11 cups, and is easy to double or triple. Enjoy!

Looking for other lite party foods? Check these out:

Skinny Sour Cream and Onion Dip

Skinny Spicy Baked Cauliflower Dip

Easy Ground Beef Naked Nachos

Below you will find some of the equipment I found useful while preparing this Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix. I only recommend items that I actually own and use.


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Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix

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Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix
Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix
Print Recipe
Out of this world flavor meets awesome for the waistline in this dual purpose recipe. Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix is perfect for any get-together.
Servings Prep Time
makes 11 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
makes 11 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix
Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix
Print Recipe
Out of this world flavor meets awesome for the waistline in this dual purpose recipe. Skinny Smoked Popcorn Party Mix is perfect for any get-together.
Servings Prep Time
makes 11 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
makes 11 cups 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: 11 cups
Instructions
  1. I recommend making your own popcorn for this recipe. The link to that recipe can be found above in the post or below in the recipe notes. Super easy, better for you, and way delicious. Making your own takes about five minutes total.
  2. Preheat your oven to 275°F. Place the popped popcorn, cereal and nuts together in a large bowl. Mix together the sunflower oil, smoked paprika and salt. Pour over popcorn mixture and stir to coat evenly. Spread on a 12 X 18" sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. This recipe can be made up to one week in advance and stored in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Click here for the Perfect Stove Top Popcorn recipe.

-Recipe modified from "The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook," 2013.

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