What's better than sweet and salty? Sweet, salty and pepperminty! This easy-as-could-be snack mix is fantastic for holiday gifts.
In a shallow roasting pan, combine popcorn, pretzels and cashews; set aside.
In a heavy medium saucepan, heat candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. [Or microwave in a microwave-safe 4-cup glass measure on 100% power (high) for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring after every minute until melted and smooth. Remove from microwave.] Stir in 1/2 cup of the crushed candy.
Pour melted mixture over popcorn mixture. Stir gently to coat. Spread onto a large piece of foil or parchment paper. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup crushed candy. Cool and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Be sure to remove any unpopped kernels.