Friday, May 27, 2011


Friday is a good night in our house for movie nights, and who can resist popcorn with your movies?? Here is a combo of fun popcorn recipes.
HG's Ultimate Movie-Viewing Snack Mix From HungryGirl

PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe, about 2 1/2 cups): 187 calories, 3.5g fat, 235mg sodium, 35g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

1 standard-sized bag 94% fat-free butter-flavored microwave popcorn
2 1/2 tbsp. peanut butter chips (found in the baking aisle)
1 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 cups Chocolate Cheerios (or another low-fat chocolatey cereal with about 130 calories per cup)

Cook popcorn according to package directions. Meanwhile, place peanut butter chips into a small sealable plastic bag; using a meat mallet or another heavy utensil, finely crush chips through the bag.

Once popcorn is just cool enough to handle, measure 8 cups and place in a large microwave-safe bowl, discarding any unpopped kernels. (Save the rest of the popcorn for another time.) Evenly sprinkle crushed peanut butter chips, brown sugar, and cinnamon over the popcorn.

Microwave for 30 seconds, or until the crushed peanut butter chips have partially melted.

Gently but thoroughly mix contents of the bowl to evenly distribute the toppings. Add chocolate cereal and mix well.

Serve it up (or pack it into sealable bags) and enjoy!


Quick Chocolate Kettle Corn
From Green Lite Bites

  • 1 microwave bag of 94% fat free popcorn popped
  • ¼ square of Unsweetened baking chocolate (3.5g)
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)

Pop the popcorn in the microwave according the instructions.
In a large (like a stock pot) pot melt the honey and chocolate over a very low heat. Stirring frequently to combine.
Slowly add the popcorn to the pot and stir to coat until all popcorn is added.
Pour in bowl and ENJOY!

As for nutritional information, I’ll split the whole batch into 4 servings but I can’t lie, I routinely eat the whole bag. Just so you know the chocolate and honey only add about 80 calories and 2 g of fat.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving

ServingsAmount per ServingCaloriesFatFiberWWPs
4~3.75 cups1063g2g2

Interested in how to make your own microwave popcorn for a fraction of the price?? Green Lite Bites to the rescue. All you need is a paper bag, popcorn kernels and Pam. Be sure to check out her video on how to make it.

Pesto Popcorn Seasoning Mix

From yahoo 


  • 3 tablespoons butter-flavored sprinkles
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes, crushed
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a small bowl combine butter-flavored sprinkles, Parmesan cheese, basil, parsley flakes, and garlic powder. Transfer mixture to 4-ounce bottle. Cover and store mix in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Makes enough to season 10 cups popped popcorn (20 servings).

Popcorn Topping Ideas
  • saute garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and a dash of salt and pepper
  • taco seasoning
  • cinnamon

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