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Chocolate Peppermint Chia Popcorn

Updated: Jan 5, 2022


We’ve all been gifted, or gifted, those large tin buckets of tri-flavored popcorn for Christmas. While this is a long-established holiday treat, we think it can be amped up! This recipe is salty and sweet with a sprinkle of nutrient-packed chia seeds. It is peppermint to be shared with loved ones this season!


Ingredients

· 1 bag natural popcorn, such as Newman’s Own

· 1 cup chopped vegan chocolate of choice

· 1 scoop chia (optional)

· Coarse sea salt, to taste

· 1 candy cane, crushed


Directions


1. Cook popcorn to package directions and remove any un-popped kernels; sprinkle chia over warm popcorn.

2. Heat chocolate gently over a pot of simmering water or double boiler, stirring continuously; pour evenly over popcorn; sprinkle sea salt and candy cane overheated chocolate.

3. Place in refrigerator to cool; break into pieces and place in a bowl or in decorative canisters for gifts.


What is Chia?


· Chia seeds are considered to be a superfood! Chia seeds are naturally gluten-free, and are packed with fiber, Omega 3’s and protein.


Perks of eating chia seeds


· Great brain food for kids

· Fights joint pain and inflammation

· Keeps us hydrated

· Stabilizes blood sugar


Written by Grace Chesko

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