Popcorn Trail Mix

by Charlyn Fargo for Illinois Farm Bureau Partners

Popcorn Trail Mix

Photo by Jeffrey S. Otto, Food Styling by Mary Carter

Yield: 13 cups
Ingredients:

  • ½ cup popcorn kernels, un-popped
  • 7 cups multigrain cereal, such as Cheerios
  • 2 cups whole almonds, roasted and salted
  • 5 ounces dried cranberries, blueberries or cherries
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup honey

 

Directions:

  1. Using an air popper, pop the popcorn. (It should make about 6 cups.) In a large bowl, mix cereal, almonds and popcorn.
  2. In a separate large bowl, mix butter and honey. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture comes to a full boil and butter is melted. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
  3. Stir in cranberries, blueberries or cherries and mix well. Store in airtight container.

 

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Red, White & Blue Frozen Lemonade

This patriotic drink is as pretty as it is tasty. Layering cherries, blueberries and lemon juice, we created a striped lemonade that sings with Fourth of July pride. —Shawn Carleton, San Diego, California 

Yield: 4 Servings

Red, White & Blue Frozen Lemonade

Photo by Taste of Home©

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Maraschino cherries

 

Directions:

Place lemon juice, sugar and ice in a blender; cover and process until slushy. Divide blueberries among four chilled glasses; muddle slightly. Add lemon slush; top with cherries.

 

 

Nutritional Facts
3/4 cup (calculated without cherries): 229 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 1g fiber), trace protein
Originally published as Red, White and Blue Frozen Lemonade in Taste of Home June/July 2015