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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