I decided to make a fun and yummy Thanksgiving popcorn snack mix with all the flavors of pumpkin pie...but in a form you can munch by the handful. The nice people at Kernel Season's sent me two of their fall special-edition flavors recently, so I decided to use the Pumpkin Spice flavor to season this snack mix. This popcorn mix is pretty addictive -- in addition to flavored popcorn, it has cinnamon Teddy Grahams, mini marshmallows, and glazed pecans. A generous drizzle of melted white chocolate flavored with pumpkin spice brings all the flavors together.
Pumpkin Pie Popcorn Snack Mix
a Weekend Gourmet Original
Step 2: Evenly top the popcorn with 1.5 cups mini marshmallows, 1.5 cups cinnamon Teddy Grahams, and 1 cup of glazed pecan pieces. Melt 2 cups of white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 1 tbs. pumpkin pie spice and stir well to combine. Drizzle the spiced melted white chocolate evenly over the popcorn mix.
This snack mix is so yummy...the spices definitely taste like pumpkin pie, and the marshmallows, graham, and nuts echo the components of pumpkin pie as well. Add in crunchy popcorn and yummy spiced white chocolate, and you've got a really fun Thanksgiving treat! My main inspiration for this snack mix was to bring something for everyone to munch on during the after-meal football games on Thursday. I'm betting that it would be a big hit with kiddos too since thanks to the mini marshmallows and the Teddy Grahams.
Make sure to store this mix in an airtight container...that's how I'm keeping mine fresh between now and Thursday. If you can't locate the Kernel Season's in your local store, I would suggest combining 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, and 1 tbs. of pumpkin pie spice and sprinkling it over the popcorn in its place. That would be pretty close to the flavor profile of the seasoning. I'll be back on Friday to share a fantastic recipe for Kitchen Sink Jambalaya. I'll kick off the Christmas season this weekend with some of my favorite peppermint recipes -- peppermint is my FAVORITE Christmas flavor profile. I'll also be reviewing and giving away some delish peppermint-infused chocolates. See you then, my friends!