An Easy No-Bake Treat: Cornucopia Popcorn Snack Mix

This popcorn snack mix is an easy no-bake treat and cornucopia of sweet and salty!

It comes together in about 15 minutes and can be customized to your taste.

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I have an easy, no-bake treat that’s great for snacking and sure to satisfy hungry pilgrims, football fans, or tree-trimmers over Thanksgiving weekend!

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This popcorn snack mix is a cornucopia of sweet and salty and comes together in about 15 minutes. More of a procedure than a recipe, you can vary this snack mix to your taste, changing the candy, sprinkles and quantities of ingredients.

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The sweet and salty combination of popcorn, nuts, pretzels and candy, makes it highly addictive and a crowd-pleaser! I’ve made a version of this candy coated popcorn snack mix for Football SeasonHalloweenChristmasJuly 4thSt. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Valentine’s Day.

This snack mix starts with popcorn and candy coating or almond bark. I use a ratio of 6 cups of popcorn per 16 ounce package of candy coating/ almond bark, but adjust your candy coating-to-popcorn ratio to your taste. Pop your corn using your preferred method, removing any old maids or unpopped kernels.

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Melt the candy coating according to the package direction. I prefer CandiQuik (found on the baking aisle) for the convenience of the microwaveable disposable tray, but any brand of candy coating will work. Mix your melted candy coating with your popcorn in a large bowl, stirring well until coated, then spread the popcorn on wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet(s) to set. While the coating is warm, add your sprinkles of choice to your popcorn (I used an autumn leaves sprinkles mix).

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Once your popcorn is set (about 15 minutes), break it into pieces. To your popcorn, stir in your other ingredients. For the sweet ingredients, I added some some candy corn and Reese’s Pieces; for the salty, peanuts, pretzels and Bugles, which look like mini corncucopias! I sent a big batch of this snack mix to my hubby’s office last week and it’s always a hit!

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Store your mix in an airtight container until ready to enjoy. The popcorn mix will stay fresh for a week or longer in a sealed container.

Cornucopia Popcorn Snack Mix

A cornucopia of sweet and salty, this popcorn snack mix is an easy no-bake treat! It comes together in about 15 minutes and can be customized to your taste.
Serves 20 or more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
time to set: 30 minutes30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bugles, candy corn, easy, food gift, football pretzels, no bake, nuts, popcorn, sweet and salty, Thanksgiving
Servings: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups popcorn old maids removed (about 1 bag of microwave of popcorn)
  • 16 oz. package Log House Vanilla CandiQuik Candy Coating or similar candy coating/almond bark
  • Half of a 12 oz. bag of Snyder's of Hanover Butter Snaps or pretzels of choice
  • 8 oz. can salted nuts of choice
  • 2 cups of Bugles or more to taste
  • Candy of choice such as M&M's, Reese’s Pieces, and/or candy corn
  • Decorative sprinkles of choice

Instructions

  • Pop your popcorn using your preferred method. Remove any old maids or unpopped kernels and place in a large bowl. Melt candy coating according to the package directions then mix with your popcorn, stirring until evenly coated.
  • Spread the candy coated popcorn on wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet(s) to set.
  • Add your decorative sprinkles to your popcorn while the coating is still warm and allow it to cool.
  • Once the candy coating is set, (about 20 - 30 minutes) break into pieces.
  • Combine with Bugles, salted nuts, pretzels and candy of choice.
  • Store in airtight container until ready to serve.

Notes

Vary this mix to your taste, changing the candy, sprinkles and quantities of ingredients for the holidays. I’ve made a version of this popcorn party mix for Football Season, Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, July 4th, Easter, Valentine’s Day and New Year's Eve.

 

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Thanksgiving treat buckets / World Market, several years ago

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Happy Thanksgiving and Snacking!

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  12 comments for “An Easy No-Bake Treat: Cornucopia Popcorn Snack Mix

  1. November 25, 2019 at 6:13 am

    You shared a similar version a few years ago. It was a hit at my house! Just the right combination of sweet and salty.

  2. November 25, 2019 at 7:11 am

    A perfect munchie for the late Thanksgiving football games! Happy Thanksgiving Week Mary-give The Girls a hug for me:@)

  3. November 25, 2019 at 8:50 am

    I always love your snack mixes, Mary! This would be great to bring to my daughter’s house as a hostess gift. Happy Thanksgiving week to you, your hubby, Lola and Sophie.

  4. November 25, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Great recipe for this type of mix :)

  5. November 25, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Sweet and salty…a perfect combination and so pretty also! Happy Monday Mary!

  6. Cyndi Raines
    November 25, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Yum! This is oh, so good, made it, love it, – very addictive! The bugles, leaves and candy corn are so fitting for Thanksgiving! May your Thanksgiving be extra blessed this year! 🍊🍂

  7. Bonnie Morgan
    November 25, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Those autumn sprinkles are so cute. I haven’t looked at that isle for anything new. Such a fun snack.

  8. Clara
    November 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Yum! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Mary!🦃♥️

  9. November 25, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Looks pretty, sounds delicious! I think I’ll be making this in the near future :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  10. Marion
    November 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    HAPPY and BLESSED THANKSGIVING
    Marion,Marilyn and Joan

  11. barbaramantelandtablecom
    November 25, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Mmmmmm this looks fabulous! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. November 26, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Mary, you always whip up the most tempting snack mixes! I wish you would send a batch over :)
    Jenna

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