Valentine’s Recipe: Homemade Organic Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

I posted a photo of this delicious treat a few weeks ago on my social networks, and so many followers asked for the recipe! Here it is, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Homemade Organic Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn
Ingredients:
– organic popcorn kernels
– coconut oil
– one bar of dark chocolate (or dark chocolate chips)*
– peppermint extract (or peppermint essential oil)*
– sea salt

Pop organic kernels using coconut oil.

Meanwhile, use a double boiler to melt dark chocolate* (I just place a heat safe glass bowl over a metal sauce pan with an inch or two of water in it. Don’t let the water boil, just keep it warm), slowly stir in 1 tbs coconut oil, a dash of peppermint extract (or one drop essential oil) and a pinch of sea salt.

While warm, pour popped corn into a large mixing bowl. Spoon dark chocolate peppermint mixture over the top. Sprinkle sea salt to taste. Mix and serve.

*Alternatively, you could use a peppermint dark chocolate bar, crush it and mix it with the warm popped popcorn, then sprinkle with sea salt. Most of the peppermint chocolate chunks will melt onto the warm popcorn… mmm!

Enjoy!

Remember to use ORGANIC ingredients – especially when it comes to any type of corn product.

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THIS HEALTH TIP WAS POSTED IN THE FEBRUARY 2014 ISSUE OF “THE COCONUT WIRE” E-NEWSLETTER