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    You can count on snack mix to be the first thing to disappear at a party. Salty, cheesy, crunchy (and with an optional kick of heat)—this addicting combo is a flavor-packed blend of popcorn, tortilla chips, and corn nuts gently scented with tangy barbecue sauce and Spanish smoked paprika. It's the perfect savory balance to an evening's worth of Halloween sweets. Editor's Note: This recipe is part of Gourmet's Modern Menu for Halloween: Spooky Snacks. Menu also includes Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Boo-schetta and Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops.

    Ingredients

    • 6 cups popcorn (1 1/2 ounces; see Cooks' notes)
    • 2 cups coarsely broken blue corn tortilla chips (2 3/4 ounces)
    • 2 cups Cheddar fish-shaped crackers or other cheese crackers (3 3/4 ounces)
    • 2 cups corn nuts (6 1/2 ounces) or smokehouse almonds
    • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (sometimes labeled pimentón dulce)
    • 2 teaspoons chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco (optional)
    • Large (18- by 13-inch) rimmed baking sheet

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 475 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 34 g 52.55%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 60.67%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 31 mg 10.17%
    • Sodium: 426 mg 17.77%
    • Calcium: 58 mg 5.82%
    • Potassium: 314 mg 8.98%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14.6%
    • Sugar: 13 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 17.8%
    • Vitamin C 0.78%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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