Tree-Trim Trail Mix

8 cups freshly popped corn
1 cup walnuts, toasted at 350ºF for 5 minutes
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Pinch of baking soda

Heat the oven to 300ºF. Grease a large, rimmed baking sheet.

In a large, well-oiled bowl, mix the popcorn and nuts.

In  a small pot set over Medium heat, bring the syrup, cinnamon, and salt to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 4 minutes, swirling the pan occasionally.

Turn off the heat and add the baking soda, stirring until the mixture is creamy.

Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir well.

Spread the popcorn on the prepared baking sheet and bake until it's dry to the touch, about 15 minutes.

Let the popcorn cool for 20 minutes, then mix in the cranberries and serve.

Christmas 2009

Family Fun

"Tree-Trim Trail Mix" FamilyFun Magazine (Dec / Jan 2011), 51.