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Air popped popcorn blended with peanut butter, chocolate, cashews, and coconut! The perfect snack! www.veganosity.com

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn Balls

These peanut butter and chocolate popcorn balls are the best sweet snack for watching movies at home, Halloween, and really just any random night!
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Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: dessert popcorn
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 451kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup popcorn seeds – unpopped
  • 1 tablespoon and ½ cups of roasted cashews – chopped
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes – chopped
  • 1 tablespoon heaping cup of natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of ground sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of dark chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life brand

Instructions

  • Pop the corn in an air popper if available, otherwise pop the traditional way. Put the popcorn in a large bowl or a large roasting pan.
  • In a small saucepan bring the peanut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup to a low boil and stir until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat.
  • Chop the cashews and coconut flakes into large pieces in a food processor or with a knife.
  • Add the cashews and coconut flakes, and chocolate chips to the popcorn and pour the peanut butter mixture on top. Add the salt and gently stir the ingredients together until they’re thoroughly combined. Spray the spoon with a thin layer of oil if it sticks.
  • If you’re making popcorn balls form the balls and press firmly until they stick together. Spray a thin layer of oil on your hands to prevent sticking. NOTE: Maple syrup doesn’t stick as well as liquefied refined sugar or melted marshmallows so be patient. They will stay together, you just have to work with them. If the mixture becomes too cool to form balls place the popcorn in a warm over (275°) and let it warm up until you can form the balls but it’s not too hot to handle.
  • Let the popcorn and/or balls sit out for a few hours to harden. Store in an airtight container for up to three days. I prefer to refrigerate mine just to be safe.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1.4mg