Cranberry Vanilla Popcorn Mix


Popcorn mix covered in almond bark is an addictive, sweet-and-salty snack that is impossible to resist.  I love any party with this snack present. Actually, it’s so addictive, it distracts me from talking to other people. Not a good problem.  I could probably break myself away from the bowl long enough to find the person that made it and hug them.


I decided to make my own popcorn mix that uses some of the usual ingredients along with cinnamon cereal and cranberries.  The results — crunchy, enjoyable, sweet, salty, and marvelous!  You could easily swap the Cinnamon Chex for another cereal, like Cinnamon Toast Crunch (whoa good thought!) or regular Chex.  I really like the cinnamon and cranberry mix because it seems perfectly holiday-appropriate.


Cranberry Vanilla Popcorn Mix

4 cups popped popcorn
3 cups Cinnamon Chex
1 cup pretzel sticks
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 roasted salted peanuts
4 squares white almond bark (about 7 oz)

Mix first five ingredients in large bowl.  Be sure all the unpopped kernels are removed.

Melt almond bark on stove or in microwave according to package directions.

Top popcorn mix with almond bark and stir carefully until all pieces are coated.

Spread on wax or parchment paper on baking sheet.

Let dry and then break apart pieces.  Store in airtight container.

Hope you give this a try!  It would make a great gift and could easily be portioned into small gift bags.  Be prepared for hugs from happy recipients!

Signing off…

This is a nice song.

This is a nice story about a Disney security guard.

This is a nice quote from Mister Rogers.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” — Mister Rogers.

Hug your loved ones and have a blessed week!


6 thoughts on “Cranberry Vanilla Popcorn Mix

  1. Popcorn looks great, Amy. I often see fancy popcorn in airports but the price is always shocking, so don’t ever buy any. I’ll have to make some.

  2. Mmm. Sweet and salty. Got my vote! Going on my list for our New Year’s party. I wanted to make your last recipe but I couldn’t find any “O” shaped pretzels – I’ll keep looking though.

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