5.21.2013

almond joy popcorn


It is times like these I seriously begin question my sanity.

… And my self control which I know I have a minuscule amount of.

Seriously, you guys have mega permission to get yo juuuudge on.

I purposely made this popcorn in a small batch because I was home alone and knew I'd eat it up 'til the cows came home.

Just wait.
It gets better, you guys.

I'm well known for my patience {psyyyyyyyyyyych!} and decided I didn't want to wait, oh I don't know, an hour for the popcorn to set so I put it…

in the freezer.

Like I said. Judge.



And it still wasn't even that set when I took the pictures, but cha know what?

I like messy, chocolatey, almondy, coconuty, popcorn that gets in all the crevices of my fingers, in my hair, in the corners of my lips, and hey, what's that on my leg?!

Chocolate.

What's that up there tickling my brains?

An almond gone astray.

What feels like little baby dragons playing hopscotch in my ear?

Shredded coconut.


And because I'm doing everything humanly possible to justify the uhhhhh, quantity of this I shoved into my face hole, I'm calling this snack healthy. 

Popcorn is pretty low calorie. 

Chocolate is full of all sorts of shnazzy antioxidants. 

Almonds are a good source of protein and healthy fats. {sidenote: I just typed farts.}

Coconut is good for your… Umm…  Hold on while I google this… BLOOD SUGARS! 

Have I ever told you about the time I was Type 1 Diabetic? 
Well technically… AM Type 1 Diabetic. 

Come to think of it, I mentioned it once at least a year or more ago.
But that was back in the baby stage of my blog and no one knew my food-crazy self existed. 

Anyways, yah… I'm Diabetic. 

People always ask me if I can have sugar and I'm like, "Uhhhh…. why, yes. Yes, I can." while proceeding to consume twenty cookies, eight brownies, three candy bars, and a bowl of skittles. 

JUUUUST KIDDING. 

That's a little extreme. 

Just wanted to make that clear. 


Anyhoozles. 

I made some stinking good popcorn.

And I think you should make it. 
And be like me. 
And then eat the whole dang batch by your lovely self while proceeding to scroll through Pinterest and see totally unrealistic diet plans and workouts for "bikini bodies". 

Bikini body, shishini shoddy.


P.S. I'm taking part in a really cool "competition" of sorts put on by the lovely ladies behind White Lights on Wednesdays and Four Marrs and One Venus. The challenge was to come up with a recipe using chocolate, and this is my sinfully delicious contribution. Stop by their wonderful blogs to check out all the choco-liciousness :) 


almond joy popcorn {gluten-free}

4 1/2 c. popped popcorn {microwave or stovetop is fine}
2/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 c. raw almonds, roughly chopped
1/3 c. shredded coconut
Evenly spread the popcorn onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; pick out any extra kernels. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Sprinkle on the almonds and coconut. Let set before serving. 



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21 comments:

  1. This looks so good, I love Almond Joys and I really need to try making myself some fancy popcorn

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  2. Anyhoozles.. I think I just feel in love with you over that word! Ok..the popcorn might have helped too ;)

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    1. hahaha yup! This popcorn will do that ;)

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  3. Hey Sophie, I came from Julie's GYCO at White Lights on Wednesday. Love the popcorn. I will be making this when grampy goes out of town - I hope it's soon - so I can make this just for me.

    This is my first visit to your blog. Love your humor and the recipes all look so delicious. I'm now following. Hope to see you again soon,

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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    1. Yay! Glad to have you as a reader :) Thanks for the comment, Joanne!

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  4. Stopping by from the challenge..... I love your popcorn! Good job and good luck!

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  5. the popcorn looks really good Sophie !

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  6. OHNOOOOYOUDIDNT!!!!!!!! Man-o-man, this stuff must be from heaven. Not sure about the tiny dragons in your ear, though...gurl, you might just wanna get that mess checked out!!!!! :-) In the mean time...yummmm, and I hope you win! ;-) Kristen

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    1. hahaha yah, it's an issue. ;) Thanks, Kristen!

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  7. I really need to jump on this popcorn snack mix bandwagon. This looks great!

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  8. Looks delish! You crack me up :-)

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  9. Stopping by from GYCO. I'm cracking up over "face hole." Well, that and healthy farts. You've made just what I like. A healthy for you snack!
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

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    1. haha thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. Visiting from GYCO. I really enjoyed reading your post, and loved the justification (sounds like something I would say). This one has been pinned so I can make it in the not too distant future.

    Take care
    Cath

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  11. Soooo.

    I tried this tonight.

    I failed. Completely.

    The powdered sugar and cocoa powder coated some of the popcorn-the rest of it wound up at the bottom of it. hat did I do wrong?? Help :)

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