Monday, February 10, 2014

Chocolate Cocoa Popcorn: A Sweet and Salty Treat for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day this week calls for a fun, sweet treat recipe, right? Well, I have a great sweet AND salty treat that's easy to make and also fairly healthy. I made Martha Stewart's Cocoa Popcorn recipe, but I made it dairy-free and food allergy friendly. It's a great mid-day snack or after dinner treat while watching a movie. Portion control is the only problem with this recipe. I betcha can't eat just one handful!

Dairy-free chocolate popcorn

Here are the ingredients I used. Notice the ripped bag of Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips? Yes, we love them that much! Rip them open and eat...nom nom.

Dairy-free chocolate popcorn

Here's the popcorn before adding the Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. It was tasty even without the chocolate chips!
Dairy-free chocolate popcorn

Here's the final sweet and salty chocolate cocoa popcorn.
chocolate cocoa popcorn

Ingredients:
  • 5 cups plain popcorn (no salt and no butter)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Earth Balance butter - melted
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
The best part about a popcorn recipe like this? You can switch around the amount of ingredients to you liking. Less sugar and more cocoa powder?  Try it!  Add other things like sunflower seeds or cereal to make a trail mix like snack? Sounds wonderful!

Directions:
  • Pop the popcorn. Here's my favorite way to do it.
  • Melt the butter 
  • Measure and mix the sugar and cocoa powder
  • Pour the butter onto the popcorn and mix in the sugar and cocoa mix.
Hope you try and enjoy this tasty little treat. 

Doing anything fun this Valentine's Day? We're hopefully going to the circus this weekend if (this currently very snowy and icy winter) weather permits!





2 comments:

Diane said...

The popcorn combo looks delish with the chocolate bits Kathryn! YUM :)
Little guy and little gal should love the circus, have a fun time !

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

It IS delicious Diane! Yes, I hope we'll have a great time at the circus, thanks!!

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