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Poppin' Trail Mix

bowl of popcorn with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit
October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month! Enjoy this simple popcorn trail mix recipe filled with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
  • 2 cups popped popcorn (1 tablespoon unpopped kernels)
  • 1/4 cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, or pistachios)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, craisins, dried apples, or dried cherries)
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
  1. Pop popcorn in microwave or on stove top per directions. *
  2. Combine popcorn with your choice of nuts and dried fruits, pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips for a perfect on-the-go snack!

A quick and easy way to pop popcorn is in a brown paper bag in the microwave. Add kernels to a brown paper bag, folding over the edge a few times to seal. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until popping slows to 4-5 seconds apart.