Last fall whenever I was visiting my family in Pittsburgh, I attended my first Tastefully Simple party, and boy do they have awesome things! I seriously wanted to buy everything and got really inspired to get into the kitchen to whip up some new, exciting recipes. So whenever fall rolled around and my mouth began to water at the thought of pumpkin spice everything, I decided to whip up this pumpkin spice popcorn trail mix recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth by using their awesome Tastefully Simple Pumpkin Spice Latte Drink & Baking Flavoring Mix! This trail mix makes a great guilt-free snack that is great to have on hand for unexpected visitors or your hungry family members!
Keep in mind that this recipe makes a party-sized serving, so I keep mine in a jar so the popcorn stays fresh. (I couldn’t find one online like mine, but scroll down for a great alternative OR check out the chalkboard stickers I found that you can stick on an existing jar!) The ratio of almonds and dark chocolate to popcorn is very small, so you can go ahead and enjoy a little bit everyday in moderation. Popcorn is such an awesome and healthy snack, as long as you stay away from microwave popcorn and make it on stove top – and omit the melted butter!
The Tastefully Simple Pumpkin Spice Latte Drink & Baking Flavoring Mix is great to have on hand at all times because it’s a really yummy fall pick me up that can easily be mixed with steamed milk for an afternoon pick me up, or used for baking, too. It’s not a very strong latte, so you don’t have to worry about getting a caffeine jolt when using it in baking – honestly, it’s just perfect!
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
- ½ cup dark chocolate chip morsels
- ½ cup almonds
- 2-3 tbsp Tastefully Simple Pumpkin Spice Latte mix
- Prepare your popcorn on stove top as directed.
- Pour popped popcorn into a large mixing bowl.
- Pour in chocolate chips, almonds, and sprinkle with Tastefully Simple mixture.
- Mix and enjoy!
Some other kitchen tools I used in this recipe:
What is your favorite pumpkin spice fall recipe?