Cheesy Popcorn

A while back my cousin and I were testing the best midnight snack party mix. We have perfected this cheesy popcorn and I decided to put it up on AllRecipes.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 large bowl


  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package microwave popcorn

  • 1 (13 ounce) package crunchy cheese puffs (such as Cheetos®)

  • 1 (8 ounce) package nacho cheese-flavored corn chips (such as Doritos®)

  • ½ cup pretzels

  • 1 (2 ounce) package mini pepperoni slices, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 pinch salt (Optional)


  1. Place packaged popcorn in the microwave; cook on high until popping begins to slow down, about 2 1/2 minutes.

  2. Mix 1 cup cheese puffs, 1 cup corn chips, and pretzels together in a large snack bowl using your hands. Pour popped popcorn into the bowl and mix once more. Mix in pepperoni and bacon bits lightly, making sure they don't pile at the bottom of the bowl. Season with salt.

Cook's Note:

Substitute any of your favorite popcorn seasonings for salt, if desired.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full package amount of cheese puffs and corn chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
25g Fat
42g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 808mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.