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Spiced Popcorn Snack Mix and a New Look!

Happy Friday everyone! Do you like my new look? I was in the mood for a blog makeover and Hannah from Craner Design Studio put together this fresh new face for my kitchen! She did a fantastic job and was so great to work with so if a blog makeover is something you are thinking about, go check out her site and take a look at the great work she does!

I just started subscribing to Rachel Ray’s magazine and am loving all the recipes in the latest issue. The minute I saw the recipe for the Campaign Trail Mix I knew it would be good…I made some for the grownups to snack on at our little kiddie Halloween Party tonight at our house…it’s so tasty I can’t stop picking at it…I hope there will be some left for the party! I love the sweetness the brown sugar gives it and the kick of the cayenne, and I couldn’t resist sprinkling some cinnamon on it for some extra spice.

Spiced Popcorn Snack Mix
Recipe adapted from Everyday with Rachel Ray

8 cups air-popped popcorn
1 cup roasted peanuts
1 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
7 TB butter
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cinnamon (I used Saigon cinnamon, does anyone know the difference, its seems to have more flavor than regular cinnamon…)
Salt and Pepper

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. In a large bowl, toss together the popcorn, peanuts and pumpkin seeds.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Whisk in the brown sugar and cayenne until bubbling and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour over the popcorn mixture; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer to a foil lined baking sheet. Form small clumps of the popcorn mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until toasted, 40 minutes. Let it cool completely.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


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35 comments on “Spiced Popcorn Snack Mix and a New Look!”

  1. Great new look!

  2. I love this sage green. Beautiful blog, and wonderful RR recipe. I may add this to my fall football party menu for Sunday.

  3. I LOVE your new look. Very nice! Great snack.

  4. Great new look!! Now you sit that bowl of popcorn right here & I'd claim as my own 😉

  5. I love the new look! Everyone’s getting blog makeovers lately! I hope to “unveil” mine soon!

    I just printed out this recipe because it will be perfect to take to my bunko group since the theme is Election ’08!

  6. Love your new look! The popcorn looks tasty as well.

  7. I do love the new look! I love the green!! The popcorn mix sounds delicious! Perfect for game days or movie nights…or really anytime!

  8. I love your new elegant design! Looks like it’s blog makeover season 🙂

  9. Aggie!! Great new look … it’s so bright and fresh! Great snack recipe, too. I like the peanuts and pumpkin seeds, and I bet the combo of sweet and spicy is great! I’ve heard that Saigon cinnamon is great, and I have some, but I really don’t know the difference. The color is a little different, too. I’m easy to please though in that I like all cinnamon! Great snack for Halloween! Have fun at your party!

  10. Aggie, Your new look is so inviting. I love it and I’m also loving the popcorn! Have a great weekend!

  11. Hey We both got new digs! Cool! I love that recipe, too.

  12. Thanks for posting a link for the blog design! I saw this recipe too and was wondering if it was yummy. So many recipes to try! It looks so good!

  13. This looks nice. Both popcorn and the new header and look.

  14. Love the new look, it’s fabulous! Great recipe too!

  15. Looks like all the ladies are getting blog-lifts! I love your new digs.
    I was thinking about getting a subscription to RR mags.
    Love this popcorn…dangerous to have around me though

  16. I love your new look. The popcorn looks and sounds great…I may have to make some this weekend.

  17. I posted about your swanky new look on the last recipe, but let me say it again. It looks fab and that popcorn sounds perfect for a Friday night treat.

  18. I am loving the popcorn! Great new look as well, it seems like everyone is changing things up lately. I like the colors!

  19. Love the new look!! Everyone seems to be getting makeovers. And I’m starting to get jealous! I just might be next. :o)

  20. I love the design of your blog!

    The popcorn sounds great.

  21. Love your new look Aggie!and that popcorn would be gone in a heartbeat if that bowl was in front of me!

  22. Cute new look Aggie! Congrats, it looks GREAT! It probably feels so good to have it look the way you want it to, doesn’t it??

    And the popcorn looks uber tasty, looks like a great way to curb those munchies that inevitably strike, especially on weekends!

  23. Love your new look! Terrific change 🙂

  24. Beautiful site; I love the new look! Very elegant 🙂

  25. yum, this looks delicious…and yup love your new look!:)

  26. I love the new look Aggie! Hannah did a great job here as well. I think it really suits you! Nice snack too, looks addicting!

  27. OH YUM! as much as I love sweets, I love popcorn so much!

  28. Love, love, love it Angie, what a fabulous look, with flair just like you!!!

    For the popcorn, yum, talk about bringing it up a few notches..

  29. My kids will love the sweet and spicy popcorn recipe. I like to make my own snack mixes because those bags you can buy at the store are so small!!!

  30. Love your new look too! I also worked with Hannah, she did a fabulous job!

  31. I love the new look and this popcorn looks really good too. Your kid’s Halloween costumes are adorable. I think the Ladybug is popular with the girls this year. I’ve already seen lots of cute ones!

  32. Thanks for visiting my blog!! Loving this idea 🙂

  33. Do you know how long this will keep? I’m looking for a pop-corn based recipe to use to give in a christmas tin as a gift.


  34. Hi Deb! I kept mine for a few days in a ziplock bag…I would assume it would keep like any caramel type popcorn as long as it is in a sealed container.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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