Margarita Popcorn Snack Mix + 2018 #CookoutWeek Giveaway

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I received complimentary products from Barlean’s in conjunction with the 2018 #CookoutWeek event and giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own. Full PR & Disclosure here

#CookoutWeek 2018 is here PLUS a new recipe for your next cookout: Margarita Popcorn Snack Mix!

This week, I am joining 50+ of my blogger buddies to celebrate summer by posting delicious cookout-themed recipes. If you love grilling, frozen treats, picnics, berries, s’mores, campfire meals, and other summer goodies… you are in the right place!

This week, we are also hosting a HUGE GIVEAWAY thanks to our generous #CookoutWeek sponsors. Enter below to win. Here’s what one lucky will receive:

  • Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill from blog hosts The PinterTest Kitchen. This grill has 280 square inches of cooking space over porcelain-coated grates and two 12-inch side shelves for extra prep space.
  • A Red KitchenAid Mixer and 5 Flavored Butters from our friends at Chef Shamy. Make the World a Butter Place® with Chef Shamy! The winner will receive Garlic Butter, Cinnamon Brown Sugar Honey Butter, Vanilla Bean Honey Butter, Strawberry Honey Butter, and French Onion Butter with Asiago Cheese to use in your favorite cookout recipes. And if you just can’t wait, use 10BUTTER10 starting today to get 10% off your Chef Shamy butter order on Amazon. These butters contain no oil, and the savory butters are perfect for keto recipes.
  • A Duck Product Pack from our friends at Maple Leaf Farms consisting of 2 pkgs All Natural Boneless Duck Breasts (7.5 oz), 2 pkgs Fully Cooked Roast Half Ducks w/Orange Sauce (14 oz), 1 pkg Duck Bacon (12 oz), and 1 pkg All Natural Duck Legs (16 oz). Maple Leaf Farms is celebrating its 60th anniversary raising White Pekin ducks on local, family-owned farms.
  • Butter-flavored Organic Coconut Oil from our friends at Barlean’s. This dairy free option offers all the healthy benefits of organic coconut oil, with the rich taste of butter. It’s great on toast, popcorn, baked potatoes, or cooked vegetables. You can also substitute it 1:1 for butter in baking, cooking, and frying, and of course it is perfect as a butter substitute for all your favorite cookout recipes.
  • 24 Cartons of Vinegar Shots from our friends at Vermont Village. You’ll receive 12 cartons of turmeric flavor and 12 cartons of cranberry flavor. Each carton contains 12 individual, 1 fluid ounce vinegar shot pouches! This raw, organic apple cider vinegar has rich flavors from whole foods and is sweetened naturally with honey.

That’s a prize pack worth over $750!

To enter, follow our sponsors and bloggers on social media by entering your information below:

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Here’s a full list of the bloggers participating in #CookoutWeek 2018! You can find yummy recipes by checking out any of the links below:

The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin MamasA Day in the Life on the FarmA Kitchen Hoor’s AdventuresApril GoLightlyAuthentically CandaceBlogghettiBody RebootedBottom Left of the MittenCheese Curd In ParadiseChef Sarah ElizabethCoconut & LimeCookaholic WifeCookwithRenuDaily Dish RecipesEveryday Eileen</a ♥ FairyburgerFaith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered AccompliceFamily Around the TableFix Me a Little LunchFor the Love of FoodFrankly EntertainingFrugal & FitGet the Good Stuff!Hardly A GoddessHerbivore CucinaJoin Us, Pull up a ChairJolene’s Recipe JournalJonesin’ For TasteKaren’s Kitchen StoriesKelly Lynn’s Sweets & TreatsMildly MeanderingMoore or Less CookingOur Good LifeOven Tales By SyamaPalatable PastimeSarah Cooks the BooksSavory MomentsSeduction In The KitchenStrawberry Blondie KitchenSweet CoraliceTampa Cake GirlTechnotiniThat RecipeThe Baking FairyThe Beard and The BakerThe Freshman CookThe Simple SupperThe Spiffy CookieThe Weekday GourmetThis is How I CookWho Needs A Cape?Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen


Now that we’ve listed the prizes and all the other amazing bloggers, let’s talk about that Margarita Popcorn!

I am a BIG lover of margaritas and combining the refreshing lime flavors with my favorite snack just seemed like a perfectly logical thing to do.


I literally had to throw away the rest of this popcorn because I couldn’t stop myself from eating it. BUT, if you’re throwing a cookout party, then it’s the perfect snack for all your guests while you’re waiting for your grill to heat up. 🙂

The coolest part about this snack is that it’s made with Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil which is our favorite butter 1:1 substitute! We use it all the time in our Chocolate Chip Breakfast Mug Cake and every Saturday when we make gluten-free pancakes. Yum!

This coconut oil doesn’t taste like coconut AT ALL! It’s non-GMO, organic and tastes just like real butter. It’s the perfect substitute for any dish you bake but it has all the benefits of coconut oil like MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) which have benefits such as: being easily digested, combating harmful bacteria in our gut and they contain anti-oxidants which include helping heart health, brain health and helping with obesity prevention. Click here to learn more about Barleans.

Now that you’ve had your lesson on coconut oil, let’s talk about this popcorn! This recipe is so simple. Start off with 16 cups of freshly popped popcorn. You can buy pre-popped popcorn if you like, but just make sure it’s free of any salt, seasonings and flavors.

Next, you’re going to take a small saucepan and mix all the margarita flavors together with the butter-flavored coconut oil and simply pour on top of your popcorn. Then you’ll add in a handful of crushed lime corn chips and top each bowl off with some fresh lime zest and voila! You’ve got yourself a winning snack that everyone will enjoy!

What’s your favorite cookout recipe?

Margarita Popcorn Snack Mix


  • 16 cups freshly popped popcorn (1/3 cup kernels = 8 cups popped)
  • 6 Tablespoons Barleans butter flavored coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice + zest of 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons tequila
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 cup lime tortilla chips, crushed


  1. Pop popcorn kernels and set aside in 2 big bowls. If you’ve never popped kernels before, just grab a large pot and place 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil in bottom. Place 5 kernels in oil and heat over medium-high heat. When the first kernel pops, dump 1/3 cup kernels into pot and shake back and forth (over heat) until popping stops. Repeat once more for a total of 16 cups.
  2. In a small saucepan, add coconut oil, lime juice, tequila, sugar and salt and stir together over medium heat until oil melts and sugar and salt dissolve.
  3. Drizzle liquid equally over both popcorn bowls, sprinkle crushed tortilla chips on top along with lime zest.
  4. Serve with plastic cups and tongs so everyone can fill up their cup!

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  1. Popcorn is one of our go to snacks and this sounds perfect. Thanks.

    Comment by Wendy — 25 June, 2018 @ 8:20 am

  2. Definitely a must try for the summertime!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 25 June, 2018 @ 11:35 am

  3. Now, this is a salty summer treat I just need to try! Can’t wait for movie night!

    Comment by Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck — 25 June, 2018 @ 8:24 am

  4. Yay! I hope you love it as much as we did!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 25 June, 2018 @ 11:34 am

  5. Yay! Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, so I can’t wait to try this out! It sounds like an awesome combination!

    Comment by Farrah — 25 June, 2018 @ 8:33 am

  6. It’s sooo yummy and slightly addictive!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 25 June, 2018 @ 11:33 am

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