Party Mix Popcorn

  • Prep time: 10 m
  • Cook time: 45 m
  • Makes: 8

This healthier version of a party mix is a great school-friendly snack! It also is a big crowd-pleaser if you have friends over and are looking for a healthier option! Have your kids help to prepare the party-mix; they can measure and mix the ingredients together before baking, and combine the cooled party-mix and popcorn!

Ingredients and Equipment

  • Party Mix
  • Popcorn
  • Equipment
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Step 1 

Preheat oven to 250˚F (125˚C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Step 2 

Combine the cereals, pretzels, and crackers in a large bowl. Mix together the melted butter, honey, and spices and pour over the cereal. Stir to coat evenly.

Step 3 

Spread the mixture out evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 45 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so until dry.

Step 4: Popcorn 

Air-popper: Place kernels in air-popper with a large bowl underneath and turn on. Once all of the kernels are popped, turn air popper off and set aside. Stove: Add oil or butter to a large pot. Add kernels and cover with a lid. Using a kitchen cloth, grab the handles of the pot and lid, and shake or swirl to move the kernels around every minute. Wait for the kernels to pop, about 3 to 4 minutes, continuing to shake and swirl the kernels regularly to prevent them from burning. Pour into a bowl and set aside.

Step 5 

Combine the cooled party mix with the popcorn in a large bowl and mix well.

Step 6 

Serve a 1 1/2 cup serving of the mixture for a tasty, nut-free snack!

Tips & variations

  • Try different seasonings on your popcorn, like cinnamon or nutmeg, or salt and pepper if you like it more savoury.

Nutrition Per Serving

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