Popcorn with a Halloween twist
I am Halloween-obsessed. Every year my family (mostly dad) would go all out with Halloween decor complete with a fog machine, strobe lights, projector screen and spooky music. It is one of those holidays that I just love and reminisce about fondly. Now instead of channeling my energy into my spooky costume this year, I am all about the Halloween eats and treat.
Last week I headed to Boone Hall plantation to pick the perfect pumpkin (some things never get old). This is one pumpkin I won't be roasting for puree to use in my baked goodies! I also made a trip to the crafts store and got cobwebs and fall foliage decor to hang around my house. Finally feeling settled in Charleston after living in three different cities in the past three years made me feel like it was time to invest in some decor (albeit, not much but enough to make me so happy!).
Today I am sharing a fun Halloween treat using one of my favorite snacks – Pipcorn (mini popcorn)! Make this Halloween snack to have on hand when you're home waiting for Trick-or-Treaters to arrive. I am not a big fan of candy corn myself so I might pick around it, but my boyfriend loves it and I couldn't resist adding it for a festive touch!
Popcorn: Popcorn is an excellent healthy snack because it is actually a whole grain and rich in fiber. Choose popcorns popped with healthy oils or make it yourself. I like olive oil popped popcorn from Trader Joe's or popcorns I find popped with coconut oil (typically sweeter in taste).
Cocoa: Cocoa powder comes from cocoa beans which are then processed into chocolate liquor. Once most of the fat is removed the remaining paste is dried and powdered. The powder provides fiber, protein and antioxidants that fight against free radicals to combat the aging process.
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3 cups kettle pipcorn
1/4 cup candy corn
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp butter
-In a large bowl, toss together kettle pipcorn and candy corn.
-In a small saucepan, whisk together cocoa, butter and maple syrup. Drizzle on top of popcorn and serve.
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