Popcorn Trail Mix Recipe
Don’t travel hungry this summer! If you’re planning a road trip and want to make sure you eat healthy, celebrity chef, Cat Cora has created a recipe from Shape.com that you can easily prepare and take with you to satisfy those mid-destination hunger pangs that hit us all. This trail mix popcorn from shape.com contains healthy ingredients that provide a great source of vitamins and minerals. You may be surprised to find that this popcorn mix also contains agave, which adds a healthy amount of sweetness for those sugar cravings. This low-calorie recipe will allow you to snack smart this travel season.
1 bag (2.9 oz.) microwave popcorn, cooked according to package directions
1 c. raisins
1/2 c. dried apricots, chopped
1/2 c. dried cranberries and/or cherries
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup, honey, or agave nectar
2 tbsp. butter or butter soft spread
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. pecans, walnuts and/or peanuts, finely chopped
1/4 c. raw sunflower seeds
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
In large bowl sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, combine popcorn with all dried fruits, and set aside. In medium saucepan over low heat, combine sugar with corn syrup, and once melted, stir in butter, baking soda, all nuts, cinnamon, and sunflower seeds and stir until well combined. Carefully drizzle mixture over popcorn and fruit, stirring constantly, until popcorn and fruit are coated. Cool completely before serving. This recipe makes about 10 cups.