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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