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popcorn trail mix


Yesterday, I stumbled upon a pearl of wisdom. Adulthood is not a zero sum game. You can be a twenty-four year old lady and still indulge in the habits of teenagerdom.

For instance, I think I’m going to buy an ironing board. It’s high time that I stop being such a wrinkled mess, and there’s only so much ironing I can do on the kitchen table.


Ironing board. Seems pretty adult, right? But eating popcorn for dinner is pretty much the opposite of adulthood. And I eat popcorn for dinner sometimes. I do. And sometimes that popcorn has chocolate mixed in (and nuts and dried fruit).


If I eat popcorn for dinner but iron (somewhat) regularly, can I still call myself an adult? I say YES. Or, I can at least call myself a pseudo adult. I’m adult-ish. Adult-lite.

And I’m totally OK with that.

Popcorn Trail Mix

This is not so much a recipe as a suggestion for mix-ins. In general, you want a 2:1 popcorn, mix-in ratio. So, if you have four cups of popped popcorn, you’ll want to mix in 1/2 cup each of nuts, chocolate, and dried fruit. Get it?

  • Popcorn, popped and cooled
  • Dry roasted cashews
  • Dry roasted almonds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dark chocolate chips, chunks, or shavings

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Devour.