Sweet & Salty Popcorn Treats
Sometimes we want a recipe that is super quick to make and that is versatile for any party/holiday occasion of the year. This recipe might even qualify as a "little bit more healthy" than the typical sugary treats, since it's made with popcorn.
You can make your popcorn on the stovetop or with an air popper. The key in a "sweet-salty" flavor is to remember to sprinkle the popcorn with salt after popping.
Festive Popcorn Treat
When choosing your ingredients, use home-grown, grass-fed and organic ingredients whenever possible.
5 TBSP popcorn kernels (rounded ¼ cup)
1 TBSP oil (my favorite is coconut oil)
Himalayan pink salt, to taste
1 cup vanilla white chips + 1 TBSP coconut oil
Pop the popcorn and place on a large cooking/baking sheet, removing any unpopped kernels.
Sprinkle with salt according to taste.
Place the vanilla chips in a microwaveable bowl (like a stoneware cereal-size bowl) with 1 TBSP coconut oil and place in the microwave. Microwave at high for one minute, then in 30-second intervals until softened/melted.
Tip: Chips will retain their shape even when they are soft, so “test” by stirring with a teaspoon. It is very easy to burn the chips! Do not add water to thin melted chocolate – you will end up with a powdered mess. Always use a fat, such as coconut oil (my favorite), butter or shortening. If using butter, always use the smaller amount, as butter is softer at room temperature than coconut oil.
Now drizzle the melted chips over the popcorn as evenly as you can. Place the pan in a cool place or in the freezer to allow the melted chocolate to firm up.
Store in a tightly sealed container. A tin “holiday” can works the best to keep popcorn dry and crispy
Variations: After drizzling with white chocolate, sprinkle with any of these:
Crushed peppermint candy
Colorful candy sprinkles
Approximately 4-5 cups
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