Mixed up Popcorn

The name says “mixed up” popcorn, but I really think that it is “kicked up” popcorn.  This is good stuff.  Just for your information this stuff is very addictive.  I don’t really care for caramel popcorn, but this is more on the side of popcorn and other stuff covered in pralines.  I first had this several years ago when I last went on a real vacation.  You know the kind where you stay for a week or more and read several books while sitting in a chair with the beach breeze gently blowing your hair.  The kind of time that you never want to end.  You have no trouble sleeping.  Work is someone else’s problem.  The only decision that you have to make is what are you’re having for dinner.  I need that right now.  Anyway, Anna made this Mixed Up Popcorn for our vacation and it was a fight for the last bite. It is that good!

So this weekend I was responsible for bringing something salty for my tennis match on Sunday and thought that this recipe would be perfect.  It almost did not make it out of my house.  I am not kidding you when I say that it is addictive.  You just have to have one more bite.  The pecans are toasted perfectly.  Everything is covered in this praline like sweetness that is just heavenly. You don’t need a good reason to make this.   Just do it!   Kids as well as adults love it!  So there you’ve got the recipe go for it.  It is totally worth it!   Just have some friends there to remove it from the table before you eat all of it.

Mixed Up Popcorn from Anna

  • 6 cups popped corn ( 1 – 3.3 oz. bag of microwave popcorn will make more than is needed)
  • 3 cups bite size rice cereal squares
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 1 1/2 cups salted nuts
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a large bowl mix popped corn, cereal, cheerios, nuts, and pecan halves.
  2. Over medium heat in a medium sized heavy saucepan bring to a boil  brown sugar, butter, and light corn syrup stirring constantly.  This will take about 15 minutes.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes without stirring.
  4. Remove from heat and add soda and vanilla.
  5. Pour over the popcorn and cereal mixture.  Stir gently.
  6. Pour into a jelly roll pan.  ( I used two rimmed baking sheets lined with parchment paper)
  7. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour.
  8.  Cool completely before storing in a tightly covered container.
  9. Enjoy!
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90 responses to “Mixed up Popcorn

  1. I have been craving popcorn! And, not I want this!!! Looks ridiculously good. :)

  2. Noel

    I learned that you can always add something to “spice-up” your popcorn. Whether it’s caramel or pecan, this looks like a very tasty treat!

  3. victoria 1st

    i learned a creative way to change up boring popcorn

  4. Evan

    This seems like a great idea to make something other than your everyday microwave popcorn. The mixture of nuts, cheerios and rice cereal sounds very good especially when covered in butter. Reading this taught me that you must completely cool food before storing it.

  5. haley

    This looks very good ! I learned that in order to make this, you have to broil brown sugar, corn syrup and butter.

  6. ashton 1st period

    I learned that you should use parchment paper to prevent the mix from sticking to the pan!

  7. noelle welch

    I learned that you can put other food items in with popcorn. it does not just have to be plain popcorn.

  8. Grace W

    Mixed Up Popcorn Seems So Great Its A Mix Of Healthy And Delicious Treats Im Gonna Try To Make It At Home By Following YOur Recipes And Guides

  9. Case

    I learned you can use chex mix to make delicious popcorn.

  10. wayne

    i learned that popcorn can be made in many different ways, one way is using chex mix

  11. adrea 1st period

    i learned you have to bake this for an hour! how ridiculous!

  12. Courtney T.

    This is very portable, and you can take it anywhere! Which would be very nice.

  13. daija armstead

    i learned how to make the glaze for the popcorn

  14. Angel W. 2nd pd

    I learned that when making the glaze you have to constantly stir for 15 mins.

  15. Kayla W 2nd

    I learned that you can cook popcorn in an oven, I thought it would burn.

  16. Katherine lackey

    I learned that you have bake it at 250 degrees for an hour!

  17. andrea brown 2nd period

    i learned that you can add stuff to popcorn to change it up

  18. brianna blair

    I learned that you boil not bake it.

  19. britnee

    i didnt know that you put baking soda or something in some popcorn like this! i found that to be a rather rare ingredient , i learned all the many purposes baking soda really does have

  20. Paige Horton 2nd

    I learned that you can make a healthy snack out of popcorn, cereal, cheerios and nuts and it still would be healthy.

  21. arch

    learned u mix all these together and make something good

  22. I learned that you should use a medium sized heavy saucepan.

  23. victoria gonzalez

    i would like to try this but there is alot of sugar and butter in this snack but its a simple snack to make

  24. chelly

    it looks really good i hope we get to make it , and i learned that yu have to bake it at 250.

  25. Hector Melara

    i learned that the popcorn has to be popped before measuring.

  26. cristian Valencia 3rd

    I’ve learned that you can add whatever you like to this recipe.

  27. whitney hobbs

    After reading this recipe on preparing the Mixed Up Popcorn, I learned that the reciped calls for 6 cups of popcorn and 2 cups of cheerios!

  28. Beth B.

    I learned that you have to bake it for an hour after you mix everything together and boil it, but i turns out really good.

  29. mallory loftin

    it has alot ,more stuff then just popcorn in it.

  30. Brittany Collins

    I learned that you have to cool this appetizer completely before storing it in a tightly covered container.

  31. grayling

    I learned from this recipe that you can add almost anything to popcorn.

  32. Tyler Shaw 3rd

    i did not know you add baking soda and vanilla

  33. Maryann Rodriguez 3rd

    You should Cool completely before storing in a tightly covered container.

  34. Austin 3rd

    I learned that popcorn can be mixed with pecans, brown sugar and vanilla to give it a better taste

  35. Jude Thornton

    I learned that you should stir constantly while bringing ingredients such as butter, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil.

  36. Catie Mullinax-3rd

    Didn;t know there was praline in this (:

  37. Morgan Woods

    I learned that you can add whatever you would like to eat in this recipe it does not just have to be trail mix.

  38. frederick welch

    I learned that while you add ingredients while boiling you have to stir constantly for 15 minutes. Then you have to let it boil for 5 minutes without stirring.

  39. Sydnee 3rd

    I learned that you can boil soda!! i didnt know u could do that without it exploding.

  40. Joseph Loomis

    I learned that you can make a sweet treat with soda.

  41. Kiara

    Looks good and I really want to make this at home now.

  42. Logan simmons

    I learned that there are pralines in it.

  43. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    I learned reading this recipe that is extremely important to stir the sweet sauce into the creative mix gently and carefully!

  44. Kori Howard .

    I Learned How To Make Mix Popcorn . Also That You Have To Complete Step After Step If You Want This To Come Out Right But It Looks Very GOOD !

  45. Payton Horton

    This looks so good! I learned what a jelly roll pan is and also how to make the topping/praline like they have on caramel popcorn.

  46. Tiffany Swanson

    I found it interesting you dont stir it when you boil the ingredients. I would think it would get stuck :/

  47. Trey Irving

    i learned how to make a taste snack!!!!!!!:)

  48. courtney vasquez

    I learned you make a great sauce for a salty but sweet treat quick and easy and it hardly takes any time at all

  49. Nikki Burns Lupo 4th block

    i learned that it takes a whole hour just to bake and not counting putting it all together.

  50. Rebecca Bass

    I learned you have to cook it at a low temperature for an hour.

  51. Jameshia Broome

    I learned that one of the recipes for this was soda and vanilla!

  52. morganbarnwell 4th

    reading this blog, i learned that you can occationally substitute some pans for others while cooking something.

  53. regan 4th

    i learned that you have to let the mixture cool before you put it in a container.

  54. ALEXXX 4TH PERIOD

    IF YOU DONT STIR THE POPCORN AND CERAL MIXTURE GENTLY THEN THEY WILL BECOME CRUNCHY.

  55. Cole Small

    I found out that popcorn can be made in pro type ways.

  56. Audrey Carroll 4th

    i learned you have to bake the mixed up popcorn at 250 degrees for 1 hour

  57. tahir f.

    i learned something that would be better for me to pour the mixture into

  58. Rebecca D. 4th

    I learned that a 3.3 oz. bag of microwave popcorn will make more than what is needed.

  59. Chelsea T. 4th.

    I was surprised that corn syrup was used in the recipe. I’ve never really used corn syrup when cooking because I was afraid it was too thick or sweet to really put in anything, but now I know a recipe I can use it in that I’m sure I won’t mess up. I believe this is a very easy and simple recipe to follow.

  60. Ali

    I didnt know you can use acual pecans and cheerios in the popcorn. Looks delicious!!

  61. morgan h

    i learned that you boiled popcorn

  62. Leslie Ventura 4th

    I didn’t know that to make the ssyrup you had to bring to a boil brown sugar, butter, and light corn syrup and stir constantly.

  63. Raenah B.

    1. I learned when making this you completely cool completely before storing in a tightly covered container.

  64. arkell evans 4th period

    I learned that popcorn, nuts, and cereal actually taste good together by using this recipe.

  65. Jorman Gonzalez

    this looks great, i’ve always been a fan of mixing certain things together to make something good, this looks so easy too make. its also seems a great snack for when your at home.

  66. jamile h

    I learned that you use light corn syrup and vanilla. I also learned that you have to preheat the oven for 1 hour.

  67. melijah mason

    i would never thinkof puting cheerios in popcorn.

  68. jaredumiller 4th

    I learned how to make a trail mix with popcorn and other household snacks.

  69. travis platt

    i learned that you can have a healthy snak. and its all up to you how you wanna make it.

  70. madison hayes

    I learned that popcorn can be made in many different ways

  71. DS1st

    I didn’t know you could but vanilla in popcorn

  72. Bria Roberts

    I learned that you were supposed to only cook it for an hour.

  73. Maeghan D

    I learned you have to let the mixed up popcorn cool before storing it in a tightly covered container

  74. Anna Acker 4th Period

    I think that this looks really good, and I didn’t know that you had to bake this popcorn.

  75. alina m

    i learned you have to bring it to a boil on medium heat.

  76. Keiara

    I did not know that you could add soda to foods.
    Thats very creative!

  77. Olivia Walker

    I learned to boil the ingredients for 5 minutes without stirring it.

  78. astrid vazquez

    i learned that you have to mix all theingredients together for 5 minutes wtihout stirring it (:

  79. Kyle 1st

    I learned that you can make syrup with brown sugar and corn syrup.

  80. Destiny W.

    I think this popcorn looks very delicious and also that you can bake all of this in a jelly roll pan.

  81. janasia

    I learned you completely cool completely before storing in a tightly covered container.

  82. Taylor MIles

    I earned that you can bring brown sugar to a boil with the help of corn syrup

  83. Yanexy

    I learned how to make a trail mix with popcorn and that its cook for an hour.

  84. amanda ricciardi 1st

    I learned to store in a tight, covered container but to cool before.

  85. Ivry

    I learn that you use soda and vanilla to make this wonderful treat.

  86. Mary DePaola

    I learned that you could use many different things and put them together and have a delicious snack like making trailmisx with popcorn.

  87. morgan jones 3rd period

    I learned that you need to cook this at 250 degrees for 1 hour

  88. Antione

    i learned that there are other things to can add to popcorn, and the outcome will possibly be even better than regular popcorn.

  89. Tyra Alston 3rd

    I learned that you can use chex mix too have a special taste to your popcorn .

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