Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is the perfect popcorn crunch snack.
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) bagnewman's own natural light microwave popcorn
- 1 cup dry roasted salted peanut
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup chopped dried apricot
- 1⁄3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1⁄2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350oF.
- Grease 14 " x 10" metal baking pan.
- Pop Newman's Own Natural Light Microwave Popcorn according to package directions. Pour popcorn into large bowl.
- Add peanuts, raisins, apricots and sunflower seeds; mix well. Set aside.
- In 1-quart glass measuring cup, mix brown sugar, butter, honey and salt.
- Microwave uncovered on high for 90 seconds. Stir well.
- Continue microwaving on high 30 seconds. It should be boiling. Continue boiling 90 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and stir in the baking soda.
- Pour syrup mixture over popcorn mixture, stirring until mixed. Place mixture into greased pan. Bake 15 minutes, stirring once. Remove from oven to cool and crisp. Store in a tightly covered container.
This was a really great trail mix. I never had it hot, so I kept an eye on the oven, and found that it was ready in 12 minutes. It's really addictive though.
I really, really liked this recipe! I made it exactly as writte. The only problem I had was that the mixture burned a bit in the oven. I should have watched it more carefully. Next time I might reduce the heat to 300 and keep my eye on it better. This was a yummy mix of sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy. A great afternoon snack without much trouble! Thanks for sharing!