Parmesan Popcorn Snack Mix | Dairy Farmers of Manitoba

Parmesan Popcorn Snack Mix


10 min.


5 min.

Serving Size

8 servings

Snack time is so much more fun with a homemade mix of freshly popped corn, sweet dried fruit, crunchy nuts, spices, and zesty Canadian Parmesan cheese! It’s just the thing to satisfy hungry athletes after practice or movie-night munchies.


  • 1/2 (25 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) paprika
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 m) popcorn kernels
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted
  • 1 cup (250 mL) raisins
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dried apples or pears, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsalted sunflower seeds, roasted
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped almonds or peanuts


1. In a small bowl, combine cheese, chili powder, and paprika.

2. In a large, heavy pot with a lid, combine oil and popcorn kernels. Cook, covered, over medium heat for about 5 minutes, shaking pot constantly, until popcorn is popped. Remove from heat and carefully remove the lid (watching for late-popping kernels).

3. Drizzle melted butter over hot popcorn, stirring to coat as evenly as possible. Sprinkle in cheese mixture; add raisins, dried apples, sunflower seeds, and almonds. Toss well with a spatula to combine evenly.


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  • When popping the corn, wear oven mitts to hold the lid on the pot while holding onto the handles as you shake the pot. Keep the kernels constantly moving to prevent the corn from burning and help even the popping.
  • Extra snack mix can be stored in a jar at room temperature for up to 2 days.