Apple-Cinnamon Popcorn Crunch

Looking for a light and crunchy snack for your brown-bag meal or child’s lunchbox? Featuring the fall flavors of cinnamon, apples and walnuts, this homemade popcorn concoction is sure to hit the spot!

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Preparation time: 30 minutes. Baking time: 50 minutes. Cooling time: 30 minutes.

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 250°F. Place chopped apples in a single layer in a 9″ x 13″ baking pan and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in popcorn and nuts. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together melted margarine, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle evenly over popcorn mixture and toss well to coat. Bake for 30 minutes, quickly opening the oven door and stirring every 10 minutes. Watch carefully during the last 10 minutes and remove from the oven if apples begin to turn dark brown. (Apples should be crisp, but not overcooked.) Pour onto waxed paper to cool for 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: 11 cups. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 144, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 59 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 1/2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.


This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.