Valentine’s Day Honey Salted Popcorn Recipe


Happy 1st day of February! I can’t believe we are already into the 2nd month of 2016.  While January flew by rather quickly for me, it was a rather productive month.  I have a feeling that February will be equally as productive with lots of fun things happening like the SUPER BOWL this weekend (check out my healthy foodie football recipes here) and of course, Valentine’s Day on the 14th.  

I have to admit that I am really not one to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  As my husband can attest, I am not all that romantic and I really don’t eat too many sugary sweets.  I honestly prefer a treat with a little bit of saltiness mixed in, just like my personality which is what inspired this Valentine’s Day Honey Salted Popcorn recipe! 

I am smitten about this snack not just because it’s healthy but also because it’s easy to make. With just a quick stove pop top, the coconut oil popped corn is ready to be sprinkled with salt, dusted with Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals, drizzled with melted vegan chocolate with the optional addition of festive Valentine’s Day M&M’s for fun!

Valentine's Day Inspired Healthy Honey Salted Popcorn Recipe. Made with Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals it's the perfect sweet and salty Valentine's Day snack to treat the kids or sweetheart with.

What makes this popcorn uniquely delicious is the Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals.  The fact that you can sprinkle them without all the sticky mess just makes this snack that much sweeter.  They are actually pretty fantastic sprinkled on just about anything but combined with the sea salt? Ridiculously perfect. 

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Let’s not forget about that chocolate either (I mean, how could we?), drizzled over this sweet and salty popcorn it is EVERYTHING…especially with more honey crystals sprinkled on top.  Oh. My. Yum. 

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Another treat that is equally delicious, sweet and salty? These Dark Chocolate Covered & Nektar Honey-Crystal Dusted Pretzels. 

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While I didn’t make these yummy hand dipped chocolate pretzels, they can be purchased on Amazon to be gifted to your cutie.  Or if you want to send a sweet little note, you can also send a Nektar Naturals’ Valentine’s Day Honey Gram

The Honey Grams are completely FREE- all you need to do is fill in the recipients info and a packet full of honey crystals along with a little love note will be sent to your sweetie! Just be sure to make your request by the 7th so you can melt your honey’s heart in time for Valentine’s Day.

If your sweetie decides to share their Honey Gram, you can even make a bowl of my Honey Salted Popcorn to share! 

Honey Salted Popcorn


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted  
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels 
  • 2 tbsp Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals + more for dusting
  • 2 tsp sea salt, or to taste 
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup Valentine’s Day M&Ms to mix in (optional)

 

Directions: 

  1. Heat oil and kernels in a large wok on the stove top on high. 
  2. Cook until you can no longer hear kernels popping.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and toss in honey crystals and sea salt while hot. 
  4. Toss in M&Ms (optional).
  5. Melt chocolate chips in microwave- heating every 20 seconds and stirring until melted. 
  6. Drizzle over popcorn and sprinkle more honey crystals on top.
  7. Once chocolate hardens, serve and enjoy! 

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This post is also linked up with Confessions of a Mother Runner & A Whisk & Two Wands for Meatless Monday. 

 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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63 Comments

carla
Reply February 1, 2016

ahh yes
this is so so so much more me than FLOWERS.
(have I told you how I hate flowers? :))

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Haha, I am not much of a fan either! :)

Angela @ happy fit mama
Reply February 1, 2016

This looks almost too good to eat. ALMOST. OH yum!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Yes, almost! ;)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply February 1, 2016

It is admirable that you think I would share this. Hahashahahahahahahahah no all mine

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Yeah....I didn't share either :P

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply February 1, 2016

Well I'm always game for some fun sweet popcorn snacking!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Right?! Can't go wrong with popcorn!

Crystal Renaud
Reply February 1, 2016

I love popcorn! We always do ours stove top with coconut oil. I have been using PB2 on mine or Cheddar Shake. This looks so good!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    MMMMM cheddar shake hahah

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply February 1, 2016

This is a work of beauty! I try to only eat popcorn at Christmas, but I think I could make an exception for this haha

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Is popcorn at Christmas a British thing?! :P

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply February 1, 2016

I love Valentine's Day inspired recipes! This looks so good! I love how you used the m&ms for extra crunch and color. :)

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    I am not much of an M&M person but this popcorn was calling for it!

Carly @ Fitliving blog
Reply February 1, 2016

YUM! I love chocolate covered popcorn! I just attempted homemade popcorn for the first time this weekend and it was a success :-)

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Yay! Love homemade popcorn!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 1, 2016

How cute! I love this combination and your pictures are great. Sounds like the perfect chocolate/ salty combination.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Thanks- it was the perfect sweet n salty treat!

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply February 1, 2016

yes please! Can't really go wrong with popcorn and chocolate and honey thanks for joining for meatless Monday
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Thanks so much for hosting!

Kimberly G
Reply February 1, 2016

This looks so yummy! I'm single so I obviously dont celebrate Valentine's Day so I always try to treat myself. I might just make this treat on Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Girl you definitely should treat yourself- a whole bowl of this popcorn and a bottle of wine! ;)

ilka
Reply February 1, 2016

I just love this popcorn - I love the Colors, the Chocolate and the honey ! Winning Combo!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Thank you! :)

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply February 1, 2016

OMG love love love that you made popcorn with the same salted honey chocolate combo. SO GOOD! Dave loves popcorn, so this would be perfect for him!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Yay- let me know what you think if you make it! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply February 1, 2016

So wish I could devour all this goodness! Popcorn and chocolate is one of my favorite combos! Stupid allergies...

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    I wish you could too- so yummy!

Rachel
Reply February 1, 2016

Yum! Love me some chocolate covered popcorn.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    It is so yummy!

Mary Long
Reply February 1, 2016

This looks so yummy!! I don't eat popcorn much. However, popcorn drizzled in chocolate is too irresistible. Add in honey crystals? Yes please!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    It does make the popcorn just that much better!

Sarah
Reply February 1, 2016

Oh yes please I need my own bowl of this popcorn! I love popcorn and don't like to share as it is, well unless my hubby gets the jumbo bowl, but I need my own bowl of this!
Thanks for linking up, happy Meatless Monday!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    I ate the whole bowl by myself! ;)

Ivanna
Reply February 1, 2016

I love popcorn and this is such a great idea. I will be trying this one for sure, I'm sure my kids will love it too.

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    My kids enjoyed it- such a fun treat!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply February 1, 2016

oh, i love snacks like this! My mother sent me a huge container of Moose Munch for Christmas and I slowly put some out :) I like the idea of the Honey grams, cute!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Mmm Moose Munch- sounds delicious.

Kat
Reply February 1, 2016

Oh this would totally be gone in 5 minutes flat. I'm a sucker for popcorn in general, but then you go and coat it in chocolate? YES PLEASE!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    I know- the chocolate really did take this up a notch!

Whitney @ French Fry Runner
Reply February 1, 2016

Oh, man. That popcorn looks DEE-LICIOUS! I have to make some now!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    It was super delicious!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Almost too pretty! ;)

Marcia
Reply February 2, 2016

This looks so divine! Really fun and colorful too!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Thanks!

Mar @ Mar on the Run
Reply February 2, 2016

salivating all over my computer screen - it almost looks too pretty to eat! YUM!! thanks for sharing - and pinning for later!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Yay- thanks for pinning!

Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply February 2, 2016

Sweet & salty is the ultimate combo. I want this immediately

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    It really is! ;)

Carmy
Reply February 2, 2016

I've never heard of Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals but it sounds gooooood. I'll need to find it!
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    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    You definitely do- they are so yummy!

Elena
Reply February 2, 2016

Oh my yum! I've created some unique salty and sweet mixes in the past (usually out of desperation!)--but need to try this!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Yes- it is so yummy!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply February 2, 2016

Oh my, that popcorn looks heavenly!! I love popcorn and I love the sweet savory thing, so this is awesome!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Thanks! It was yummy!

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    Thanks! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply February 2, 2016

Popcorn might be one of my favorite things that has that salty/sweet combo. And that drizzle...dayummmm

    aelicatese
    Reply February 4, 2016

    The drizzle is deeeelish.

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply February 3, 2016

This looks so amazing my poor honey would not get any.

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply February 3, 2016

What a pretty dish. Don't they say that the prettier it is the tastier it'll be?
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Patty @ Reach Your Peak
Reply February 3, 2016

yum!! my BF LOVES popcorn but only salty, and I only like popcorn if it has sweets in it :) I will definitely be making this!

Lauren
Reply February 4, 2016

Oh yum! My girls will LOVE this!
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