Paul Newman's Trail Mix

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is the perfect popcorn crunch snack.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350oF.
  2. Grease 14 " x 10" metal baking pan.
  3. Pop Newman's Own Natural Light Microwave Popcorn according to package directions. Pour popcorn into large bowl.
  4. Add peanuts, raisins, apricots and sunflower seeds; mix well. Set aside.
  5. In 1-quart glass measuring cup, mix brown sugar, butter, honey and salt.
  6. Microwave uncovered on high for 90 seconds. Stir well.
  7. Continue microwaving on high 30 seconds. It should be boiling. Continue boiling 90 seconds.
  8. Remove from microwave and stir in the baking soda.
  9. 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.


Most Helpful

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.

Studentchef December 08, 2009

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!

Howtex July 21, 2008

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