Poppin Patriotic Popcorn – another holiday trail mix!

I should probably stop referring to these as trail mixes, because according to the dictionary, trail mix is a mixture of dried fruit and nuts. Well, my Valentine’s Day Trail Mix did have dried fruit in it. And this Poppin Patriotic Popcorn does have nuts. So, close enough, right? Although the nuts are clothed in chocolate…

Anyways, the dictionary also states that trail mix was originally used by hikers and campers. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend these mixes to keep your energy up while going for a hike, but they sure are fun!


Poppin Patriotic Popcorn – 4th of July Trail Mix:
Red & blue Wilton Candy Melts
Red & blue Peanut M&M’s
Salted popcorn
Kraft StarMallows marshmallows
Red Poprocks

1. Drizzle melted candy melts over salted popcorn. (Using salted popcorn gives you a nice salty & sweet combo.) Mix until evenly coated.
2. Sprinkle Poprocks over the popcorn. Tip: Do this before the candy melts harden. That way, they’ll stick to the popcorn instead of getting lost at the bottom of the bowl.
3. Toss in red and blue Peanut M&M’s and the small red and blue star shaped marshmallows.
4. Enjoy while watching fireworks.

For more trail mix fun, check out my previous trail mix posts:
Pop! Goes My Heart: Valentine Trail Mix
Minty Magic: St. Patrick’s Day Trail Mix
Spring Trail Mix

♥ Linnycakes

Comments For This Post

  1. Jean Jun 20, 2014, 9:30 am

    Wow, that “trail mix” looks great! I think it would sustain me just fine :) I’m going to pin this one.

  2. Elizabeth Jun 24, 2014, 11:37 am

    Ooooh, considered this pin-worthy! Yum!


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