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Sweet Mustard Popcorn Pretzel Party Mix

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Combine savory and sweet with this party mix

Add sweet and spicy flavors to your party appetizers with this Sweet Mustard Popcorn Pretzel Party Mix. The recipe uses Just Sweet Mustard, a sweet and sour honeyed Dijon, to give the party the kick it needs.

To watch Hampton Creek’s video tutorial for the recipe, click here.

Recipe courtesy of Hampton Creek.

Ingredients

For the party mix seasoning:

  • 6 tablespoons melted unsalted margarine or butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Just Sweet Mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

For the party mix:

  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 tablespoons un-popped popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup bite-sized pretzels
  • 2 cup cereal squares
  • 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate peanuts

Directions

For the party mix seasoning:

Whisk together the melted margarine or butter with the Worcestershire, Just Sweet Mustard, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and onion powder.

For the party mix:

Heat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a 3-quart or larger pot, place 3 tablespoons oil and 2 to 3 kernels and cover with a lid. Turn heat to medium-high. When you hear these first kernels pop, add the remaining kernels and replace the lid. Using potholders, shimmy the pot around to keep the kernels moving as they pop. When several seconds pass between pops, remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl, pour the popped popcorn. Add the walnuts, pretzels, cereal squares to the bowl. 

Pour the party mix seasoning over the popcorn mix and toss, until all the ingredients are evenly coated. Spread out on your biggest baking sheet or two medium-sized ones. 

Bake for 45 minutes, tossing the ingredients around every 15 so that it cooks evenly.

Let cool completely on baking sheet, then mix in the candy-coated chocolate peanuts.