I’m back! Sorry it’s been a few days…there was a lot of traveling involved with this weekend’s concerts, and things took a little longer than expected. But I’m here now…bringing you a new favourite of mine.
Sticky Date Popcorn…
It’s reminiscent of caramel popcorn with the benefit of it not turning hard, which I’m not crazy about. I like warm, sweet, sticky, gooey popcorn and this fits the bill perfectly…AND it’s healthy.
Sticky Date Popcorn
- 7-9 cups of popped corn (fresh)
- 6 Medjool dates
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla
Start by soaking the dates for an hour or so.
In a saucepan, melt the honey and combine the oil and vanilla with it. In the blender, add the dates (don’t forget to remove pits!) and the sauce mixture and blend until super smooth.
Pour onto popcorn.
Stir with a wooden spoon until mixed well.
And then you are free to devour! ( …I haven’t had breakfast yet, so now I’m craving sweet popcorn for my morning meal…maybe I can delay this craving till later. Maybe.) Kids just love this recipe…my nieces especially, can’t stop eating it…this is just a great alternative to kids eating the caramel stuff.
Here’s a bonus recipe for you! If you are really crazy about caramel popcorn you can thin down my caramel apple dip recipe and top your popcorn with that! It’s crazy good…especially if you warm up the sauce before adding to the popcorn. Check it out!
Nutritional Info (per heaping cup): Cals: 171, Fat: 6g, Sodium: 1mg, Carbs: 29g, Fibre: 2g, Sugars: 22g, Protein: 1.5g
What’s your favourite popcorn topping? I think for the easy, shake-out-of-a-bottle kind, I like sea salt & vinegar and ketchup!
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