How to Make Your Own Popcorn Trail Mix

The fun thing about trail mix is that you can put just about anything in it. In my opinion, the best mixes are those that mix different flavors and textures, such as salty, sweet, and crunchy. Popcorn is one of my all time favorite ingredients because it’s so versatile! You start with about six cups of popped popcorn, any flavor, and then build your trail mix from there. If you don’t eat it right away, you can store it in an airtight container for up to a week. Here are some ideas:
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5 Spicy Ways to Top Your Popcorn

As much as I love plain popcorn, I also love trying different toppings. The fun thing about popcorn is that it goes well with just about every seasoning. I’m only limited by my own imagination. One of my favorite things to do is merge my love of spicy foods with my favorite snack. All you need to do is start with plain popcorn and then add any spices that you like. Here are some of my favorite combinations:
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The Ancient History of Popcorn

When I munch on popcorn, I give very little thought to how long it’s been around. So when I came across some information that revealed it’s been around for thousands of years, I was shocked! Did you know that remains of corn kernels, dating from nearly 7,000 years ago, have been found in Peru? There’s even evidence that they popped the kernels! Not only that, but corn is a very ancient grain. Archaeologists once found fossilized corn pollen from 80,000 years ago! That’s a long time. Here’s more information about this ancient grain:
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Popcorn is Not Just for Snacking

Popcorn is a popular snack food (and my personal favorite!), but professional chefs are realizing that it is so much more than that and have turned this classic snack into a gourmet ingredient! It's so versatile it's being used in every course including your main meal and even cocktails! Here are some tasty ideas that you can use at home the next time you pop a batch of popcorn:
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