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
Makes 16 popcorn balls
- Microwave popcorn according to package directions. Arrange popcorn on baking sheet, removing any unpopped kernels, and let cool.
- In a large bowl, toss slivered almonds and cacao nibs with popcorn.
- Drizzle mixture with coconut oil and honey, then stir to coat.
- 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.
- Refrigerate to set.