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Nutty Popcorn Snack Mix {Kiddie Treat}

We were having your standard Sunday morning. Coffee was consumed, the newspaper was read, cartoons were watched, and then it was time to get ready for for the day.

I got dressed, walked into my bathroom, looked into the mirror to apply my lipgloss, and Β in walks M. She had one of my hat’s on and was dragging in my gym bag, which after one look, I noticed she had filled with 4 unmatched pairs of my shoes…

She then proceeded to grab a travel size shampoo from my bag and pretended to dab it on her skin like she was applying lotion.

You can’t make stuff like this up folks.

After prying my gym bag away from M (she kept the hat on), we went downstairs to make some Nutty Popcorn Snack Mix.

This is one of M’s favorite snacks. It’s got all her favorite’s, and with only five ingredients it comes together in a matter of minutes!

Here’s how to make Nutty Popcorn Snack Mix:

Step 1:

I like to use plain popcorn.

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Step 5:

We like dry roasted peanut’s at Casa Weekly Bite πŸ™‚

Recipe Inspired by Parents Magazine.


  • 1 bag popped microwave popcorn (plain)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts

Directions: Combine all ingredients a large bowl. Stir until combined. Serve immediately. Store in an airtight container.

This makes the perfect sweet/salty snack! Everyone in my family loves this πŸ™‚

19 Responses

  1. Elizabeth@The Sweet Life said on March 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

    What a great snack–and I’m sure it tastes better with a fabulous hat on! πŸ™‚

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on March 14, 2011 at 8:22 am

    i never thought to add parm to snack mix! sounds delicious πŸ™‚

  3. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on March 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Haha…she’s ready to go!

  4. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on March 14, 2011 at 10:19 am

    She’s beyond cute in that hat.

    And the snack mix doesn’t look half bad either. But I’m still distracted by the adorable little girl. πŸ™‚

  5. Yum Yucky said on March 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

    WOW! what a great combo of ingredients. I likey likey.

  6. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on March 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Yum! I love these kinds of snacks πŸ™‚

  7. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on March 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

    She is just so cute! I love those pictures. The snack looks perfect!

  8. marla {family fresh cooking} said on March 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Your daughter is precious!! Love that little story. Those little kiddos are always busy with stuff. Her favorite popcorn mix needs to be mine too. Love the parm in there.

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  10. Jessica @ How Sweet said on March 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Her in that hat… so cute!

  11. Shannon said on March 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    This looks delicious. I love the combination and I’m sure my 3 1/2 yr will love it…minus the peanuts. Unfortunately, she is one of those kids with a severe peanut allergy.

  12. Maris (In Good Taste) said on March 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Kiddie treat? This looks fantastic for big kids too πŸ™‚

  13. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking said on March 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I know I would love this just as much as any kid! What a great snack idea, Estela. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Mary @ Bites and Bliss said on March 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I love popcorn mixes like this! In fact, I never eat a bag of popcorn plain!

  15. Baking Serendipity said on March 15, 2011 at 12:46 am

    An adorable story and awesome snack! I could eat this while watching cartoons any day!

  16. Michelle @ HER said on March 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

    This looks amazing! How long can this snack store for?

  17. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said on March 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    The snack mix sounds fabulous but next time, try popping the corn on the stove top. It’s much tastier and takes about the same amound of time.

  18. Maria said on March 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Love this snack mix!

  19. Ameena said on March 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I LOVE the cute pictures!! And the snack looks delicious too.