Banana, Hazelnut, and Dark Chocolate Popcorn Snack Mix

Content from our friend Valentina at The Baking Fairy.

Feel like you're in a healthy snacking slump? This Banana, Hazelnut, and Dark Chocolate Popcorn Snack Mix comes together in just a few minutes and is totally addicting. And it's only about 100 calories per cup!

Hi friends! I know everyone's hitting their slump on their New Year's resolutions right about now, whether that resolution was to eat healthier, do Whole30, Veganuary, or whatever it may be. Thankfully, I have just the thing to keep you going... and yes, it totally fits in your diet! I am super excited to share this project I did with LesserEvil snacks. I whipped up this scrumptious Banana, Hazelnut, and Dark Chocolate Popcorn Snack Mix using their Himalayan Pink Organic Popcorn! It is absolutely delicious, addicting, and... did I mention it only clocks in at around 100 calories per cup? Oh yes. This is snacking perfection!

When LesserEvil approached me about making a recipe with their yummy popcorn, I will admit I hesitated. It's already a perfect snack all by itself, so how could I possibly improve it?! This popcorn is organic, non-GMO, with no preservatives, or artificial colors & flavors. The only ingredients are organic corn {and that would be AIR popped, never fried}, cold pressed coconut oil, and Himalayan pink salt, so it's also naturally vegan and gluten-free.

For this recipe, I decided to take inspiration from one of my other favorite snacks... bananas with chocolate-hazelnut spread! This snack combination is SO good, but sinfully full of calories and sugar which means it can't be enjoyed very often. However, the combination of banana chips, toasted hazelnuts, and dark chocolate worked perfectly to create an addicting popcorn snack mix! It has a perfect balance of sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy that makes you keep coming back for more.

I hope you guys will give this yummy banana, hazelnut, and dark chocolate popcorn snack mix a try! It takes just a few minutes to whip up and it's such a satisfying, addicting snack. If you're trying to stick to a healthier lifestyle for the new year but want to fulfill your sweet cravings in a better way, this is the answer! Happy snacking! :)

 

Recipe Type: Vegetarian

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Serves: 10 cups

 Ingredients

  • 10 cups LesserEvil Himalayan Pink Buddha Bowl Organic Popcorn
  • 1/2 cup dehydrated banana chips
  • 1/3 cup hazelnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  1. First, toast the hazelnuts. Turn your oven on to broil, and place the hazelnut pieces on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  2. Place in oven and toast for 3-4 minutes, watching very carefully and shaking the pan a few times to get them evenly browned. Hazelnuts are ready when they smell toasty and have a light golden color. Set aside to cool.
  3. To prepare the popcorn mix, spread the popcorn on a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle on the banana chips and the toasted hazelnut pieces.
  4. Pour the melted dark chocolate in a zip-top baggie, cut the corner, and drizzle it evenly over the popcorn mix.
  5. Allow chocolate to harden (about 10-15 minutes) then you can enjoy! Store popcorn snack mix in an airtight container to prevent popcorn from becoming stale.
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