Chocolate-Drizzled Popcorn

I just can’t help it…another recipe with popcorn! I LOVE POPCORN! The best part of this recipe is that it is from the diet I am currently torchering myself with, The Flat Belly Diet, but you would never guess that because it taste SO sinful. Yes, it is a diet, but really its more of a lifestyle change. You really don’t have to suffer too much. Heck, you get to have chocolate popcorn after all and one serving is 3 cups, not 1 Tbsp. like many diets would be. The main belief with this diet is portion control, calorie watching, and changing out what you normally would eat with a healthier version.

Anywho, sorry, this isn’t a blog about dieting, its a blog about delicious food. So, here’s another delicious recipe for you to try tonight while hunkering down with a movie….

CHOCOLATE DRIZZLED POPCORN, serves 4 

12 cups air-popped popcorn
1/2 cup roasted cashews (MUFA), unsalted
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (MUFA)

1. Spread the popcorn and cashews on a large baking sheet. (I just used a big bowl)

2. Bring a small saucepan of water to a simmer over medium heat. Place the chips in a small bowl and set over the simmering water, being careful to keep the water from touching the bowl containing the chocolate. Stir often until the chocolate is melted. (OR do what I did, toss them into the microwave, stir every 30 seconds until melted.) While hot, use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn in a back-and-forth motion.  (I stirred my in the bowl, coating all of the popcorn in chocolate) Let cool at room temperature for about 20 minutes or until the chocolate sets. (I wanted chocolate and I wanted popcorn NOW, so I grabbed a big spoon and began to shovel. No waiting for chocolate to set for this gal!)

 Nutritional Info Per Serving: 392 cal, 7 g pro, 51 g carb, 6 g fiber, 22 g fat, 9 g sat fat, 0 mg chol, 9 mg sodium

Chocolate Popcorn!

 

Photo belongs to http://www.michelesweetshoppe.com/

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~ by jennamvavra on February 20, 2010.

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