Take-Along Trail Mix
Trail mix is so versatile you can create your own versions, too. Try adding some yogurt-covered raisins, dry cereal, fish crackers, chocolate-coated candies, or even popcorn.
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 2 CUPS OF TRAIL MIX
- 1/2 cup small pretzel sticks or twists
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container or resealable bag.
Why Does Popcorn Pop?
Each popcorn kernel contains a small drop of water stored inside. When the kernel gets heated, the water inside turns to steam. The kernel then begins to expand as pressure starts to develop inside the hard shell. As a result, the kernel splits open and the popcorn explodes, popping the popcorn and releasing the steam. (Popcorn is a special breed of corn. You cannot take a regular corn kernel and make it pop.)