Use up your leftover trick-or-treat loot with this monster munch – halloween candy popcorn! A healthier alternative to eating fistfuls of processed junk food.
Kenny and I love popcorn. In fact, it’s our go to treat at the end of a long work week. In order to keep our weight in check, we always opt for the most natural, least processed microwave popcorn we can find. I finally bought us a silicone popcorn popper that allows us to air pop our own organic corn kernels in the microwave and we’re obsessed! We opt for olive oil spray which offers great oil distribution without having to drown our popcorn in melted butter. There’s definitely a time and place for buttery movie theater style popcorn but we can’t afford to eat it everyday if we want to look and feel healthy. To make this treat extra special we decided to chop up [just a few] pieces of halloween candy and, voila!, this recipe was born!
A little bit of candy goes a long way and air-popped kernels provide a more wholesome base for not-so-wholesome processed chocolate bars. A drizzle of high quality dark chocolate (72% dark to be exact) contains less sugar and more antioxidants than milk chocolate and satisfies everyone’s sweet tooth. This is the perfect recipe to achieve that satisfying salty-sweet combo without overindulging.Print