Surprisingly easy popcorn 🍿 snack and my 1st reel- imagine Justin Bieber singing “Yummy” while you watch it🤣 (apparently you have to add songs at the start 🤷🏻♀️).
Today on the gram I’m sharing a chocolate version of air popped popcorn that will satisfy your chocolate bar 🍫 candy and popcorn munching fix when you are doing the movie 🎥 thing!
Air popped popcorn 🍿 is a great high fiber whole grain food this is virtually salt free and low fat!
It’s also SUPER sad 😢 tasting and full of tears 😭 and disappointment, am I right? I mean popcorn is basically a vehicle 🚗 to get salt 🧂 and butter 🧈 in our mouths!
Most store bought popcorns are full of added fat and salt, and are generally not recommended when you have #ckd.
and salt do not go well together because salty foods make us thirsty, and this can lead to fluid retention and difficulty controlling blood pressure.
BUT- with a little doctoring up, air popped popcorn can be tasty 😋 and something you will hopefully reach for instead of its alternate versions mentioned above!
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 c popcorn kernels
1 c marshmallow
1.5 tbsp butter (I used margarine)
50 gm dark chocolate bar (I used 70% cocoa) melted
1/2 c unsalted cashews broken (optional)
Heat oil over medium heat and add 2 kernels to test oil. Takes several minutes for them to pop. When oil is ready, remove pot from heat and add 1/2 c kernels. Place lid and vigorously shake kernels to get them oiled (roughly 60 seconds). Put back on heat and when they start popping, move pot on/off heat until popping slows down and you have 2 seconds between pops.
In separate pot, melt butter and marshmallow until smooth.
Microwave 50 gm dark chocolate in 10 second increments. Stir chocolate at each 10 second sessions and once it’s melted (about 3 sessions), set aside.
Combine marshmallow with popcorn in large bowl. Add crunched up unsalted nuts (if desired).
For maximum chocolate drizzle- pour popcorn onto a baking pan in a single layer and drizzle with chocolate. Allow to cook completely before storing in a container.
Serving size is 3 cups (makes about 15 cups). See 👇🏼 for estimated nutritional info.