Coconut Monkey Mix perfect for a family snack

It’s mid-evening … snack time. But you’re not looking for anything heavy or completely unhealthy. What to do?

With a little imagination using ingredients you might have around the kitchen, you can create a satisfying snack that will wow even your children — if you choose to share.

Give the following recipe for Coconut Monkey Mix a try this weekend.

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Ingredients …

1 cup flaked coconut (unsweetened or sweetened)

6 cups popped popcorn

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

1 teaspoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

Dash of nutmeg

1 cup dried banana chips

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Directions …

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Spread coconut in a 13×9-inch baking pan, breaking up any clumps as needed.

Bake 10 minutes or until edges of coconut begin to brown.

Spread popcorn over coconut and sprinkle with melted butter; toss.

Sprinkle popcorn mixture with sugar, salt and nutmeg; toss.

Bake 5 minutes longer and toss with banana chips.

Serve immediately or cool and store in an airtight container.

For more interesting popcorn recipes, go to www.popcorn.org.

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