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Recipe: "Witch's Blend" and "Ghostly Gobbles" flavored popcorn

Witch's Blend

Total Time

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: 10 minutes

Servings

: 12 cups popped corn

Note

: This recipe is adapted from Deane's book "Low Fat Kitchen." Use 94% fat-free microwave popcorn to keep fat and calories down. Mesquite-flavor cooking spray can be found at well-stocked supermarkets and select

Smart & Final

Iris stores.

1 bag 94% fat-free butter-flavor microwave popcorn

1/2 small dried chipotle pepper, broken up

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds

1 tablespoon hot melted butter

1/2 cup roasted salted pepitas

Mesquite-flavor cooking spray

1. Pop corn

according to package directions.

2. Combine dried chipotle

, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin seeds in electric grinder until ground. While popcorn is still hot, toss with melted butter and ground spices. Stir in pepitas. Spray popcorn with 2 or 3 quick sprays of mesquite cooking spray.

Each cup

: 101 calories; 30 mg sodium; 5 mg cholesterol; 3 gram fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 1.45 grams fiber.

Ghostly Gobbles

Total Time

: 5 minutes

Servings

: 12 cups popped corn

1 bag 94% fat-free butter-flavor microwave popcorn

3 tablespoons minced rosemary

1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Pop corn

according to package directions.

2. Combine hot popped corn

with rosemary, cheese and garlic powder. Toss to coat evenly.

Each cup

: 46 calories; 50 mg sodium; 2 mg cholesterol; 1 grams fat; 7 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 1.36 grams fiber.

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