Popcorn Crunch & Munch Mix

by Vicki Brunsvold, Tastemaker in Residence


6-7 cups popped popcorn
1 cup dry roasted salted peanuts
1/3 cup roasted salted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup butter
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots


  1. Preheat oven to 300°
  2. Spray no-stick cooking spray on 18 X 13 rimmed baking sheet
  3. Mix popcorn, peanuts, and pumpkin seeds in non-plastic bowl
  4. Bring sugar, butter, honey and salt to boil over medium high heat 
  5. Remove from heat when reaching 248 degrees, watch closely!
  6. Stir in baking soda, whisk well
  7. Pour over popcorn mixture, stirring until mixed
  8. Pour mixture into rimmed baking sheet
  9. Bake about 20 minutes, stirring once.
  10. Remove from oven and stir in craisins and apricots
  11. Cool and store in air-tight container

Cooks Note

This is a very versatile recipe and substitute to taste or ingredients on hand.  

Substitution ideas:          
Cashews for peanuts
Golden raisins
Sunflower seeds                                    
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