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.