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Salted Chocolate and Coconut Popcorn

Valentine's Day is coming!! Are you ready? Are you going out with your sweetie or staying in? Are you doing a family Valentine's dinner? Both?? We are doing both. I'm doing a Valentine's Day "I Love You" Dinner for my husband and two girls and I. One thing that is big on Valentine's day is chocolate, but when you are trying to watch what you eat, it quickly get out of hand.

Dark chocolate is a healthier alternative and is even encourage (in small amounts) on a low-carb diet.

So, I created this popcorn recipe using dark chocolate and coconut. It is a delicious snack or a special, light treat.

The ingredients are simple. Coconut oil (you could use butter), Salt, Bittersweet or other dark chocolate, popcorn kernels and coconut flakes.

I did not measure anything when I made it, but I will try to give some approximate amounts.
Salted Chocolate and Coconut Popcorn
  • 1 TBSP Coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • dash of salt (I used Pink Himalayan Salt, but you could use sea salt)
  • 1 TBSP coconut

In a large pot with a lid, place 1 TBSP coconut oil, dash of salt and popcorn kernels and cover. Cook on the stove on medium heat, shaking constantly until all kernels are popped.  Remove kernels from pot and spread on cookie sheet. 

In a microwavable bowl, place dark chocolate and 1/2 tsp coconut oil and microwave in 30 second intervals until fully melted.

Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn. 

Place coconut on microwavable plate and heat for 10-15 seconds. You just want it to crisp up a little bit. You could also toast these in a skillet or the oven.
Sprinkle coconut over popcorn. Let chocolate harden and devour happily.

Edit: I tasted mine right and thought it needed a little more "sweet" so I just used a pinch of sugar substitute and sprinkled it over top. 


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