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Need an option for healthier snacking? This white chocolate popcorn is covered with protein powder and pumpkin spice for a quick and easy snack!
Are you ready for Pumpkin round dos?
If you weren’t aware, that means “two” in Spanish. We’re being supa fancy and bi-li-ng-gu-allllll here in FFF land today.
Side note: Did I tell you that I won the “Top Spanish Student Award” when I was in grade 12? I bet I didn’t even have to tell you since you can sense my language-ular prowess through my knowledge of “dos.”
That’s what I thought.
We don’t really need to discuss the necessity of eating ALL the things pumpkin once the fall hits. I mean, why would you want to limit your intake of healthy pumpkin cheesecake bars, pumpkin blondies OR paleo pumpkin cake bars? And we also don’t really need to discuss how yummy chocolate popcorn is. It’s just a known fact amongst the whole entire galaxy.
BUT, we are going to discuss it anyway.
I’ve mentioned a few times my undying commitment to popcorn eat-age. I don’t know what it is about it, but it just gets my taste buds partyin’ all OVA the place.
That’s a fun mental picture.
HOW-EV-ER, the problem with popcorn is that it’s lacking in one of my other favorite things: protein.
I am a HYOOGE fan of the Skinny Girl Products (the White Cranberry Cosmo cocktail is ah-may-zing) so I was P-U-M-P-E-D when they launched new Skinny Girl Popcorn! AND it comes in 2 flavahs: Butter and Sea Salt and Lime and Salt.
As soon as I popped (read: stuffed) the Butter and Sea Salt into my face I knew what I had to do with it. I needed to solve the protein-less popcorn dilemma once and for all.
You guys. I seriously can not stop snacking on this popcorn. It’s buttery, sweet, crunchy and has a whole lotta pumpkin spice yum…ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
It’s basically the super hero of your next snack time. Or dinner time. I promise I won’t tell anyone.
You know what it also has? Whole grain goodness, PROTEIN and a little bit of chocolate.
Because, you know, every girl needs some chocolate popcorn in her life.
Did I mention that it comes together in about 5 minutes and, I THINK it may even vanish in less time than that.
Not that I know anything about that.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Protein Popcorn
- 1/2 Cup Pecans
- 1/4 Cup Popcorn kernels (about 6 1/2 Cups Popped)
- 1/4 Cup Coconut butter
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Maple syrup
- 5-6 Tbsp Vanilla protein powder, of choice **
- 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Sea salt
- Preheat you oven to 400 degrees. Bake the pecans on a small baking sheet until lightly toasted, about 8-10 minutes. Once toasted, roughly chop and set aside.
While the pecans toast, pop the popcorn using preferred method of popping.*
While the popcorn pops, combine the coconut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup in a small pot on medium/low heat and warm until the mixture is fluid, mixing together well. It will be grainy from the coconut butter.
Pour the mixture into a LARGE bowl and add in the popped popcorn. Toss until evenly coated. I find it's easiest to use your hands to really rub the coconut butter mixture into the popcorn, as it's on the thick side.
In a LARGE Ziploc bag (I used a gallon bag) shake together the protein powder, pumpkin pie spice and a pinch of sea salt.
Add the popcorn into the bag, close the zipper and shake around until the popcorn is evenly coated. Taste and add an additional Tbsp of protein, if desired. Add the pecans and shake around.
*I like using this method
**I like this with 5 Tbsp, but it really depends how strong of a flavor your protein has, so adjust to your taste.
Popcorn will stay good in an air-tight container at room temperature for 3-5 days. If you can wait that long.
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