Popcorn Trail Mix

This popcorn trail mix recipe takes your popcorn snacking up a notch! It makes snuggling in for the night with a movie and some popcorn eve better! You’ll love the salty and sweet mixture of flavors, combined with nuts and spices.

If you have other snack foods in mind, be sure to check out my Vegan Cheesy Popcorn or my Vegan and Gluten Free Chex Mix.

Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Trail Mix in a small serving bowl with a larger bowl full of it behind it.

We really enjoy watching movies. Do you?

And I confess, with our big screen TV and surround sound, we end up watching most movies at home. In addition to the comforts of home, we can make our own popcorn and, you know, not have to deal with someone texting or talking on their phone. [insert eye roll here]

Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Trail Mix in a large white bowl.

What I really love about movies at home is I get to make things like these popcorn snack mixes rather than just plain popcorn. Nothing wrong with plain every now and then, but it’s fun to mix things up!

Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Trail Mix in two small bowls with a microwave popcorn box behind it.

What’s Great About this Recipe

You know I’ve got a thing for easy vegan recipes. Right? Well, this one is no exception. I started with Pop-Secret Kettle Corn Popcorn because it’s free of animal products. It also has a slight sweetness to the popcorn that went so well with this recipe. I also like that it’s so accessible. I can buy Pop-Secret at my local grocer store, Walmart, and more!

But I have to doctor things up a bit…to suit my tastes. So, I added a variety of nuts and spices and baked it all together to create a crispy, crunch, cinnamony sweet popcorn delight!

The ingredients to make Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Trail Mix laid out on a white countertop.

How to Make Popcorn Trail Mix

It’s easy to make this guilt-free popcorn trailmix from scratch! Start with heating your oven to 350Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pop the popcorn according to directions on the box.

In a large bowl combine the popped popcorn, cashews, hemp seeds, almond slivers, and pistachios. Stir to combine.

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the syrup and coconut oil. Heat for 20 seconds or so, until the oil is melted. Add the spices and stir to combine.

Pour the cinnamon oil mixture over the popcorn/nut mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are well coated.

Pour coated popcorn mixture on your prepared pan, spreading it across the entire pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once, about half-way through.

Remove from the oven and stir in the dried cranberries. Set aside to cool.

Break into pieces and serve warm. Store in an airtight container or bag.

Tips

You know, I love creating recipes, but I also love tweaking them too. I encourage you to do it as well. Make this popcorn mixture your own by changing the recipe to meet your needs. Here’s some ideas if you need a little help getting started:

  • Use pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon
  • Change up the nuts – how about using peanuts instead of cashews
  • Add some pumpkin seeds for a burst of color and flavor
  • Throw in some yellow raisins along with the dried cranberries
  • Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the syrup
  • Sprinkle some more ground cinnamon once you remove it from the oven for extra cinnamon goodness

You can serve popcorn snacks family style, in one large bowl, or in individual dishes. Also, you can serve this popcorn treat for movie nights, but it also goes great on your holiday dessert table or in treat bags for friends and family!

Two small bowls of trail mix on a red cloth napkin.

We hope you love these Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Trail Mix as much as we do. If you decide to make the recipe, snap a photo and share it with us using #namelymarly on Instagram or SnapChat (I’m @NamelyMarly). We LOVE seeing your creations!

Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Trail Mix in a small serving bowl with a larger bowl full of it behind it.

Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Snack

You’re going to love this buttery, cinnamon-infused Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Trail Mix made with cashews, pistachios, and popcorn.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Pop-Secret Kettle Corn popped
  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup almond slivers
  • ¼ cup pistachios shells removed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup agave, or honey
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pop the popcorn according to directions on the box.
  • In a large bowl combine the popped popcorn, cashews, hemp seeds, almond slivers, and pistachios. Stir to combine.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the syrup and coconut oil. Heat for 20 seconds or so, until the oil is melted. Add the spices and stir to combine.
  • Pour the cinnamon oil mixture over the popcorn/nut mixture. Stir until all the ingredients are well coated.
  • Pour coated popcorn mixture on your prepared pan, spreading it across the entire pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once, about half-way through.
  • Remove from the oven and stir in the dried cranberries. Set aside to cool.
  • Break into pieces and serve warm. Store in an airtight container or bag.

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cinnamon Popcorn Snack
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Enjoy!

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