Cacao & Almond Popcorn Balls

by | Updated: March 20th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

Sweet or salty? Can’t decide which taste to snack on? Cave to both cravings with a healthy treat that’s fun to make! You may remember classic popcorn balls being overly sweet, sticky and not very satisfying. This spruced-up version replaces heavy corn syrup with honey and coconut oil, and almonds and cacao nibs are added in for extra protein, antioxidants and a touch of “gourmet.”

Cacao & Almond Popcorn Balls

Cacao & Almond Popcorn Balls

Makes 16 popcorn balls

1 bag organic microwave popcorn
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
4 Tbsp. honey
¼ cup slivered almonds
¼ cup chocolate covered cacao nibs


  1. Microwave popcorn according to package directions. Arrange popcorn on baking sheet, removing any unpopped kernels, and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, toss slivered almonds and cacao nibs with popcorn.
  3. Drizzle mixture with coconut oil and honey, then stir to coat.
  4. Scoop out by the half cup and shape into a ball. Place in a muffin cup liner. Repeat until you have filled 16 muffin cups.
  5. Refrigerate to set.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at