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Poppy Chow


"Poppy Chow" is similar to the popular cereal snack “puppy chow,” but made with popcorn instead of Chex cereal.

And it is deee-licious!

Did you know that popcorn contains more than 40 different nutrients, has more iron than eggs, peanuts or spinach and has the most protein of any cereal grain?

Internet, popcorn is your friend.

So why not generously cover your healthy popcorn in chocolate and peanut butter and then drench it with powdered sugar? A healthy snack with a twist. I'm sold.

It is the beginning of a New Year so if you're still on the healthy eating bandwagon (I applaud you), I'm helping you justify a little treat. Work with me here, friends!


Poppy Chow
Adapted from: Two Peas And Their Pod

Ingredients

9 cups Air-Popped Popcorn
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
½ cups Natural Peanut Butter
¼ cups Butter (1/2 Stick)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1-½ cup Powdered Sugar

Directions

In microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate, peanut butter, and butter until melted. Stir in vanilla. Place the popped popcorn* in a large bowl and pour the chocolate mixture over all. Stir until evenly coated. Add the powdered sugar and stir until each piece is covered. Spread out on cookie sheets to set the chocolate. Try not to eat the whole batch immediately. If you have any leftover, store in an airtight container.

*Be sure to first remove any unpopped kernels from the popcorn! We don’t want any broken teeth!

27 comments:

  1. I am a huge advocate of popcorn as "health food"! And just because you cover it in chocolate, doesn't take away any of the goodness in the popcorn, right? (Haha, work with me here!)

    Looks delish!

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  2. Looks absolutely delicious. I did not know it contained so much nutrients. Sounds like a win-win!

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  3. I didn't know all of those health benefits about popcorn - now I won't feel too guilty about eating a whole bowl of them right? =) Love the recipe - it looks so good!

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  4. Haha! Your healthy snack amused me greatly. :) Thanks for the recipe, it sounds delicious.

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  5. I love the witty take on puppy chow, and it sounds amazing! Peanut butter and chocolate are my favorite combo so I love puppy chow-how could I not like this!?

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  7. definitely going to make this this weekend!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  8. I love the idea of using popcorn instead of cereal, yum!!

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  9. Poppy chow! How awesome! Might have to make for Super Bowl Sunday.

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  10. Yum!! This was one of my first recipes growing up. I used to make it at girl scout camp every year.

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  11. Thank you for visiting my blog and being so kind as to leave a comment. You have an interesting blog. Will come back to visit.

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  12. This sounds like a chocolate version of caramel popcorn, and a simple recipe too, can't wait to try it out, it looks fantastic!

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  13. This looks dangerous! It looks like one of these snacks that you can't stop eating. Count me in! ;)

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  14. I like it! Much better than Chex, too!

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  15. This looks absolutely amazing. I'm fairly sure this would be a single serving...nine cups et al ;)

    j

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  16. that looks so so so good! so good!

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  17. Ohhhhh yum! That looks like something I am going to have to make one of these days. I loved learning about the health benefits of popcorn. Who knew??? Your blog is laden with yummy recipes I look forward to trying out. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!

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  18. oh, wow...this looks so delicious!!

    I'm a new follower, you had me at chocolate popcorn.:)

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  19. Whoa! This looks totally yummy. I've made something like this with chex that was called muddy buddies but I never thought to make it with popcorn. Thanks for sharing your new take on it. I can't wait to try this out. I'm following you now and look forward to seeing more of your yummy recipes.

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  20. I love puppy chow, it's addictive :). Great recipe! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  21. Looks delicious....I will be trying it! Thanks Denise

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  22. Oh wow, I haven't thought or have had puppy chow since elementary school. Now I don't think I'll be able to get it out of my mind until I make it!

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