This week has been loads of fun! My husband has been out of town so I have been a single mom all week. Sometimes it is challenging but I am always learning new things to help myself and my clients. It has truly been fun spending extra time enjoying the summer with my little one. We even took a go at his first “business”. The neighborhood kids were delighted with the ice cream.
I have been busy developing new content for a few private events coming up and creating new ways to simplify quality food with little kids. It has also been a popcorn feast the past few days at our house. I was recipe testing for Skinny Pop Popcorn Brands. They contacted me looking for some new healthy twists on classic popcorn. Although I think my favorite is the Salted Carmel Coffee glazed popcorn I didn’t really feel like it fit the “healthy snack” criteria Skinny Pop was looking for.
The winner of the popcorn wars, the one my mommy friends and I could not stop eating was the Peanut Butter and “Jelly” Popcorn. Is the perfect sweet and salty comfort food snack with a little crunch and a little chew. Really, it has something for everyone. Now, it doesn’t really have jelly in it but the flavors are classic comforts. Try this quick recipe for a simple twist to your favorite popcorn snack. It has a velvety peanut butter glaze with salty popcorn crunch and sweet chewy raisins. So much better than a peanut butter jelly sandwich. Take it up a notch with this peanut butter and “jelly” Healthy Popcorn Favorites featuring Skinny Pop Popcorn. Looking for something even more interesting try it with one of their flavored brands like Sea Salt and Pepper, Naturally Sweet, or Dusted Dark Chocolate! Get your Skinny Pop Popcorn here and see all they have to offer here on the Popcorn Page.
Peanut Butter and “Jelly” Popcorn
1 package Skinny Pop Microwave Popcorn (sea salt or butter flavor) or about 6-7 cups pre popped Skinny Pop Popcorn try Original, Naturally Sweet or Dusted Dark Chocolate flavors
¼ cup peanut butter
1 Tablespoon coconut oil or butter
2 Tablespoons natural honey
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
Prep time 10 minutes
Bake time 10 minutes
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Make popcorn according to package directions or measure 6-7 cups of pre popped popcorn in to a large bowl. In a small saucepan or microwave safe bowl heat the peanut butter, coconut oil or butter, honey and salt stirring just until melted and smoothly combined. Pour mixture over prepared popcorn. Add dried fruit and mix well to lightly coat all pieces. Spread popcorn mixture evenly on a sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes stirring half way though just until popcorn is no longer sticky. Allow popcorn to cool slightly on pan. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Popcorn is best eaten right away but can be stored in an airtight container.
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